Tag Archives: Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Tales of the Cocktail 2014 Takes Over New Orleans

The 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail festival will take over the French Quarter from July 16-20 with an array of parties, seminars, awards ceremonies and countless opportunities to imbibe. Here’s a breakdown of some of the many Tales of the Cocktail 2014 events you can attend. Monday Spanning from Monday, July 14th, to Monday, [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: December 19 – 25, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of December 19 – December 25, 2013 featuring: Andrew Duhon, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Judith Owen and Harry Shearer, Jason Marsalis, Gregory Agid, and Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott.   Full ScheduleLouisiana Music [...]

Walter “Wolfman” Washington Celebrates 70th Birthday

For better or worse, the pool of active New Orleans musicians in 2013 who were also active during the so-called “classic” period of New Orleans rhythm and blues/rock and roll/soul (roughly 1950-1972) is rapidly evaporating. With that being said, we’d like to collectively tip our hat to one of those rare individuals and salute Walter [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: October 31 – November 6, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of October 31 – November 6, 2013 featuring: Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Widespread Panic, Mario Abney, CocoRosie, the Rebirth Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing October 31November 01November 02 [...]

Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Russell Batiste, Soul Understanding (Independent)

On their third outing, the trio of Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and Russell Batiste, Jr. continue their tradition of solid, if somewhat generic, funk played with an easy authority. Alternating instrumental and vocal cuts, the twelve tracks on Soul Understanding stick to a mid-tempo groove that allows the three players—all individual heavyweights—to also trade [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: May 16 – 22, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of May 16 – May 22, 2013 featuring: Christian Serpas, Kelcy Mae, the Cliff Hines Quintet, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Jason Marsalis and the New Orleans Nightengales. May 16May 17May 18May 19 [...]

Jazz Fest TV

Years ago, Jazz Fest was shot for television broadcast, some of which we saw, mostly not. All that has changed with the entry of AXS TV. Every night when I got home from the Fest, I had the opportunity to relive it, and also to see acts that I couldn’t get to on AXS, available [...]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 35): Walter Wolfman Washington, Soul Shepherd

Long before his trademark howl echoed in the Crescent City’s streets, Walter “Wolfman” Washington was a hungry, young guitarist cutting his teeth on the Dew Drop Inn stage. In the mid-Sixties, he fell in line with New Orleans soul-funk pioneer Lee Dorsey and found his strut, stirring “Ride Your Pony’s” slinky groove with his stinging [...]

Walter “Wolfman” Washington’s Spiritual Vibrations

The funky blues guitarist they call the Wolfman only let opportunity pass him by once. One night in the early ’60s, Joe Tex, soul master and fixture of R&B scenes across the South, walked into a tiny club in Thibodeaux called the Sugar Bowl and found the teenage Walter Washington onstage with his group. So [...]

OffBeat Cover Artist Karen Ocker Brings Work to Jazz Fest

Karen Ocker, who painted Monk Boudreaux and Walter “Wolfman” Washington for the two covers we’re doing for our Jazz Fest Bible this year, is a veteran Jazz Fest artist. This will be her fourth year selling her work at the Fest. “Jazz Fest was the first arts market I ever did. I bring 40-50 pieces [...]