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French Quarter Fest Awaits

It’s hard to believe that French Quarter Fest is once again upon us, and, as usual, the weather appears to be sterling. Starting today is the 31st annual French Quarter […]

New Orleans Big Festival Season Kicks Off

The New Orleans “big” festival season has officially kicked off. We have festivals all year long, but the two biggies are now officially ready to blow us out musicially, artistically […]

Whilst in London

I didn’t advertise it—I have learned my lesson from hearing about people who were burglarized when they announced their travel plans on Facebook—but last week at this time I was […]

Americana Music and New Orleans

So fresh back from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville last week–which focused on New Orleans. Here are a few comments on the experience. This year, the Americana Music Association […]

Dr. John Receives Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Award

NOTES FROM NASHVILLE: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. showed up at the Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday night to help celebrate the greatest creation of his career as […]

A Month to Remember: New Orleans Shines in January

This past January was an eventful month of music in which New Orleans witnessed more highlights than most of the world’s top cultural cities experience in a year. Memorable shows […]

Dr. John’s New Management Talks

Dr. John completed a successful and tumultuous 2012 by signing with a new management team and parting ways with his Lower 911 band, the tight unit that has backed him […]

Most of My Favorite Local Records of 2012

Reading the lists and catching some flak made me itch to put my own preferences down. What follows is necessarily incomplete because I can’t even pretend to listen to everything […]

Harry Shearer Taps Dr. John, Nicholas Payton, Tommy Malone, On New Album

Comedian/musician Harry Shearer, in news recently after his spot-on editorial about the demise of the Times-Picayune, has a new album, Can’t Take a Hint, scheduled for release August 27. Guest […]

How Coco Robicheaux Turned Up in Dr. John’s “Splinters”

In 2008, writer/musician Ned Sublette interviewed the late Coco Robicheaux for Bomb Magazine. In it, he speculates on how Dr. John came to sing Coco’s name in “I Walk on […]