Tag Archives: Kerwin James

Louisiana Music Timeline: December 1-3

DECEMBER 1 1950: Birth of drummer and child actor “Little Ricky” Keith Thibodeaux born in Lafayette, Louisiana. 1971: Happy Birthday to drummer Greg Upchurch (Puddle of Mudd and 3 Doors Down) born in Houma, Louisiana. 1972: Birth of tuba player Kerwin James born (Kerwin Bernard James) in New Orleans. 1975: Birth of tuba player Jeffrey [...]

Sneak Peek: Exclusive Preview from HBO’s Treme, Season Three (video)

At the outset of Season 3 of the HBO series Treme Antoine Batiste is rushing to attend a second line in memory of New Birth Brass Band tuba player Kerwin James in 2007, a little more than two years after Katrina. He arrives in the Treme neighborhood to find Glen David Andrews leading a vast [...]

Brass Bands: Off the Record

Late last year when committees began to consider who was eligible for New Orleans music awards nominators were faced with a puzzling dilemma. How could a Best Album award in the brass band category be given when there were virtually no newly recorded releases in 2007? This lack of new material from a city known [...]