Tag Archives: Corey Henry

Ricky B, Corey Henry Headline Fifth Annual Bye-Bye Hurricane Season Benefit

Bounce music pioneer Ricky B and contemporary funk trombonist Corey Henry headline what will be an eclectic mix at the fifth annual Bye-Bye Hurricane Season party this Saturday, December 7 at the Howlin’ Wolf. The Evacuteer.org fundraiser moves to the big room at the Howlin’ Wolf this year, having outgrown its old venue, and continuing [...]

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Travis Hill Returns to the Stage

Travis Hill can really blow a horn and hit some remarkably high notes on his trumpet. On hearing Hill as a member of trombonist Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet or sitting in with his cousin trumpeter James Andrews, the response is often, “Hey, who is that?” Someone who’s been on New Orleans scene since back-in-the-day might [...]

New Birth Brass Band, On My Way (Threadhead Records)

The New Birth Brass Band, which was formed in the mid-1980s, comes deeply from the tradition having benefited from the watchful ears and eyes of the great members of the Olympia Brass Band. That influence is reflected on its new CD, On My Way, which incorporates classic material in its repertoire. The next-generation ensemble naturally [...]

Celebrate Juneteenth at Free Festival in Congo Square

Juneteenth, a centuries-old tradition that finds it’s origins in 1865 Galveston, Texas, has experienced a resurgence as of late with an initiative for the holiday’s federal recognition. To commemorate the occasion, which celebrates African-American empowerment and the abolition of slavery, the New Orleans Juneteenth Committee has organized a “Celebrating Freedom Festival” to be held at [...]

New Carnival Music from Galactic

Galactic has finished a new album, Carnivale Electricos which puts a new spin on the Carnival record by musically addressing not only Mardi Gras but Carnival in Brazil. This time around, the large stable of musical guests includes Louisiana artists Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Big Chief Juan Pardo, Corey Henry, John Michael Rouchell, Maggie Koerner, [...]

Galactic Readying Live Album for Jazz Fest

Anti Records’ blog reports that Galactic is finishing a new live album, The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans, for a May 3 release. Guests on the album include Cyril Neville, who toured as a guest vocalist with the band for much of last year, and Trombone Shorty, the Soul Rebels, Corey Henry [...]

Gravy, Said & Done (Independent)

Naming your band after that strange liquid which fills the streets of the Quarter is a dicey proposition—“Gravy” is a funky, homegrown name for a funky collegiate collective, but the French Quarter version of gravy is half beer, half dumpster water, and half piss. (That actually adds up if you’ve ever stepped in it.) Gravy [...]

Various Artists, A New Orleans Visit-Before Katrina (Arhoolie)

When source material turns out to be a bumper crop, one good project will often seed another. Arhoolie’s Chris Strachwitz realized that when he and filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon came to New Orleans to shoot a documentary about the California roots imprint. Originally, the intent was just to obtain a sampling of music [...]

On The Road Again

“Hey, you’re back!” is a greeting repeatedly heard around New Orleans these days. “Well, not really,” is too often the reply, followed by, “I’m still in…” fill in the blank—Houston, Atlanta, Austin. Musicians have scattered around the country since Katrina, but those who are close enough to do so are returning to town as often [...]

Lil’ Rascals Brass Band, Buck It Like A Horse (Tipitina’s/Endangered Species)

The last time out, the Lil Rascals Brass Band proved its knowledge and dedication to tradition on its solid album We Shall Walk through the Streets of the City (Got Fire Music). The 1998 release contained classic cuts like “Paul Barbarin’s Second Line” and “Panama Rag.” For the Rascals to record an all-traditional album came [...]