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Harold and Bunny

This week was one that threw me for a loop. When people you know well start passing away, or get really sick, you start thinking more about your own mortality. […]

Treme Wrap-Up: The Storm, The Storm, The Storm

[SPOILER ALERT] Last year, I asked Wendell Pierce if Antoine’s financial and musical instability were functions of Katrina, his musical limitations or himself. He couldn’t answer because he hadn’t seen […]

Perpetuating Jazz

Had a surprise visit from Harold Battiste, Jr., who is one of my favorite people in the world. Harold is a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and entrepreneur who has been […]

A Sense of Place

I’m reading Harold Battiste’s autobiography, Unfinished Blues, and he writes about growing up across the street from the Dew Drop Inn. Yesterday as I drove by the Dew Drop on […]

Harold Battiste Stomps Tonight

The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation once again brings New Orleans’ music legends to the masses, this time with Ponderosa Stomp Fridays at the Cabildo. The series starts tonight at 5:30 with […]