Tag Archives: Charlie Miller

Louisiana Music Timeline: March 16

Here’s OffBeat’s video tribute to the people and events that shaped New Orleans and Louisiana music history through the years on March 16, enjoy… Have a special Louisiana music moment that you’d like to add to our timeline? Email us at info@offbeat.com. 1892: Birth of trombonist Isaiah “Big Ike” Robinson in Thibodeaux 1902: Birth of [...]

Zazou City, Liar’s Moon (Jumping Man Records)

It seems unconscionably trite to say that a band “brings a New Orleans flavor” to their chosen genre, but I’ll say it anyway. Bart Ramsey’s accordion and Chris Edmunds’ busy, percussive guitar leave no doubt about Zazou City’s gypsy jazz idiom. But when Aurora Nealand whips out the soprano sax, Matthew Shilling starts blowing his [...]

What’s in the Bag, Santa?

Christmas music is so purpose-driven that it’s easy to dismiss it, but many artists are inspired by the holiday. At their worst, they find a way to inhabit and freshen up traditional gestures and thoughts; at their best, they create new music that’s personal and public, that’s simultaneously common but idiosyncratic. Some manage the balance [...]

What Will Santa Say?

The adults are sitting around a table on the back porch, some with beer, some with coffee. They’re swapping wisecracks and stories while the kids are upstairs. Coats are tossed in a corner, and the Christmas lights are strung with semi-deliberation in one of the rooms of the house. It could be Christmas, but it [...]