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New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: August 28 – September 3, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of August 28, – September 3, 2014 featuring: Sarah McCoy and the Oopsie Daisies, Chubby Carrier, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Raphael Bas and Norbert Slama, Groovesect, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Hot Club of New Orleans, [...]

Chubby Carrier, Back to My Roots (Swampadelic Records)

Ever since Chubby Carrier won a Grammy in 2010, he hasn’t had to beat his brains out on the road to make a living. Since the bulk of his gigs are now around Acadiana, it only made sense to target the zydeco dance pack instead of the nationally known blues-rock clubs, which explains the title’s [...]

VOW a Wow in Houma:
Where Music Meets Activism

Though New Orleans will be hopping with fall fests this weekend, the intersection of music and activism is never more evident than in Houma. The small southeastern Louisiana town is the home of bluesman Tab Benoit, whose passion for preserving Louisiana’s coastline was the impetus behind the Voice of The Wetlands Festival, now an almost [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: September 12 – 18, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of September 12 – 18, 2013 featuring: Chubby Carrier, the Stooges Brass Band, Donald Harrison, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, the Stanton Moore Trio and Rex Gregory. September 12September 13September 14 September 15September 16September [...]

Hometown Love For Carol Fran
On September 5

This season has been a bountiful one for Louisiana blues legend Carol Fran. Next month she’ll receive a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; but her hometown of Lafayette gets to celebrate her first.  On Thursday, September 5, there’s a concert in her honor at the Acadiana Center for the Arts [...]

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Rockin With Roy (Swampadellic Records)

On Rockin With Roy, Chubby Carrier pays homage to the man responsible for his very zydeco existence, pops Roy Carrier (1947-2010) who weaned his son in his bands. The first few tracks (“I Found My Woman Doing the Zydeco,” “Whisky Drinkin’ Man”) are signature Roy originals with Carrier interpreting ’em in his own beefy way—opening [...]

Peter Novelli, Louisiana Roots and Blues (Chalet Music)

There are times on Louisiana Roots & Blues that you’d wish Peter Novelli would just burn a fast one for a change of pace, but, nonetheless, he’s the master of searing tones and crunchy, mid-tempo grooves. He’s not one to rush a guitar solo, instead taking the time to deliver something meaningful. He uses guests [...]

Former Landmark Houses Zydeco Hall of Fame

Careers have begun and ended at Richard’s Club, a zydeco roadhouse built in 1947 in the St. Landry parish hamlet of Lawtell. Grammy winners Clifton Chenier, Rockin’ Sidney, Terrance Simien and Chubby Carrier all cut their musical teeth at Richard’s. Early blues and R&B stars, such as B. B. King and John Lee Hooker, played [...]

Various Artists, The Rough Guide to Cajun and Zydeco (World Music Network)

Though there aren’t as many various artist Cajun-zydeco compilations being released these days, The Rough Guide to Cajun & Zydeco is one of the few that actually makes sense. Instead of featuring randomly selected tracks or historically based selections showing where the genre has been, music journalist/OffBeat contributor Herman Fuselier selected 15 tracks showing where [...]

Grammy Come, Grammy Go

I have a hard time feeling a sense of great injustice for the Recording Academy’s decision to consolidate categories, in the process wiping the Best Cajun/Zydeco Album category. I’d prefer that they still have it, but the reasons are largely selfish for the region. It has helped drive local membership in NARAS (a good thing) [...]