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Solid As A Rock: Roland Guerin is not waiting for a stamp of approval

Roland Guerin keeps good company. A master of six-string bass, he put the bottom in Allen Toussaint’s band during the composer-pianist-producer’s second act as a world-traveling concert artist. Guerin spent […]

Kenny Neal: Swamp Blues in His Bloodline

Throughout his long, successful career, guitarist, vocalist and composer Kenny Neal has been associated with Baton Rouge and its hybrid musical style known as swamp blues. “It has a French […]

Marc Stone: Creating That Bridge

Marc Stone is planning a big celebration for his first headlining gig at Tipitina’s on October 3, the official release party for his latest album Live at Tipitina’s. The show […]

Hangover Power-Pop: Notel Motel bites back

The Devil may live in Gentilly, as the first track on Heavy & Sweaty tells us. But tonight he and his minions are cavorting a couple of miles down the […]

Soulful Takeover: Melissa Weber named curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive

“To me, this is just a next step—an advanced step—but it’s in line with everything I’ve done my entire life,” Melissa Weber explains, after being selected as the curator of […]

Prends Courage: Feufollet celebrates its 20th anniversary

It’s hard to fathom at this point, but what was once a group of child prodigy Cajun musicians celebrates its 20th anniversary in October with two special shows: Festivals Acadiens […]

Michael Murphy’s Up from the Streets premieres at the New Orleans Film Festival

Michael Murphy’s new film distills New Orleans’ deep, diverse musical culture into a packed 103-minutes. Featuring local stars and international names Keith Richards, Robert Plant and Sting, Up from the […]

No Regrets: A conversation with drummer Barry Martyn

Barry Martyn is a U.K. born and raised jazz drummer, principally interested in the New Orleans jazz revival circuit. Upon first visiting New Orleans in 1961, he studied drums under […]

Foret Tradition: Swamp Pop Lives on the Westbank

The Westbank ethos is a bit grittier, more industrial than the present day Eastbank, a little like something out of a James Lee Burke novel. Perhaps it harks back to […]