Tag Archives: folk

Folk Legend Joan Baez To Play Three Southeast Louisiana Shows In November

Folk music legend and social activist Joan Baez visits Louisiana this month to perform a series of three concerts between November 22-24 in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Now 72 years young, Baez has been performing for more than half a century and has released over 30 albums to date. She is known for [...]

One-Man Band Lonesome Leash Plays the AllWays Lounge

Is whacked-out cabaret/folk music going to be the next big thing in New Orleans? It might be, if the one-man band Lonesome Leash has anything to do with it. Leash is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist  Walt McClements, who’s previously been in Hurray for the Riff Raff and Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? [...]

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 [...]

Brass Bed Kicks Off Summer Tour with Cardinal Sons at Gasa Gasa

New Orleans / Lafayette indie pop band, Brass Bed – who made a splash last year with their EP, On Nilsson – kick off their summer 2013 tour in support of their recent LP release, The Secret Will Keep You at the brand new uptown music and art venue Gasa Gasa this Friday, July 5. [...]

First Listen: Hurray for the Riff Raff, “Jealous Guy” (John Lennon cover)

Here’s something you probably weren’t expecting: An all-new, mostly-covers album from Hurray for the Riff Raff, in recent years one of the city’s most-admired indie bands. After the success of last year’s Look Out Mama, the band’s been working on its followup album of original songs, many of which have been introduced at recent live [...]

Show Postponed:
Mumford & Sons Concert
[Re-scheduled for 9/16]

CONCERT RE-SCHEDULE DATE: Monday, September 16 at Mardi Gras World All previously purchased tickets honored at gate. PLEASE SEE CONCERT UPDATE BELOW. British superstars Mumford and Sons, along with opening acts Mystery Jets and Michael Kiwanuka, will bring their seemingly ubiquitous brand of stomp-happy folk rock to Mardi Gras World on Thursday, June 13. Their [...]

Jazz Fest Recap, Thursday, May 2: Patti Smith, Roy Ayers & More

For a certain stripe of blues fan, the older, wilder and more obscure the performer the better. If you’re of that mindset, you probably saw Drink Small, the 80-year-old South Carolina bluesman who’s been playing various joints for the past half-century.  The opening of his set, where he delivered a borderline-risque rap and then a [...]

Beth Patterson & Patrick O’Flaherty, Caelic (Speak Jolly Music)

On her first full-length project since ‘08s On Better Paths, Beth Patterson reunites with fellow former Poor Clares multi-instrumentalist Patrick O’Flaherty for an eclectic baker’s dozen worth of tracks that’s hardly your standard Celtic fare. Buy on AmazonThe majority of the tracks feature Patterson thrashing away on bouzouki and O’Flaherty gliding on accordion — an [...]

Chip Wilson, Fond Regards (Immersion)

Chip Wilson is a folk musician by default, the way you might call Leonard Cohen a folk musician. Accompanying himself on six-string guitar, he fingerpicks in a discursive style that accompanies his soft, fragile but intensely expressive voice as he plies spooky tales of New Orleans that disappear like wisps of purple clouds in the [...]

Luke Winslow-King, The Coming Tide (Independent)

Most people don’t realize that New Orleans is the tail end of the Mississippi River Delta, so “delta” blues has always fit in here with the rest of the great roux of Crescent City music. This is obvious from the first notes and drum hits of Luke Winslow-King’s The Coming Tide, where Winslow-King combines Smokey [...]