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Through the Generations: Wendell Brunious and the “Brunious sound”

Trumpeter and vocalist Wendell Brunious boasts a towering musical family tree primarily flowered with trumpets. He is the son of trumpet master John “Picket” (or “Picky”) Brunious Sr. and Nazimova […]

Living the Tradition: Mark Braud’s musical family

“It’s all New Orleans and it is all a part of me,” says Mark Braud of the music heard on his latest release, Living the Tradition. The trumpeter, vocalist and […]

300 Songs for 300 Years: An Armstrong Top 10

Louis Armstrong is the only artist in our 300 Songs countdown to get 10 songs to himself (five songs below and the other five online)—the least we can do for […]

Forever Young: Irma Thomas’ Satchmo SummerFest debut

There comes a time in every Irma Thomas show when she calls for the audience to shout out requests. For some fans that becomes a chance to make sure all […]

Power Players: Nayo Jones Raises Standards in Jazz

Nayo Jones is a vocalist who frequently performs with Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, and appears on their 2015 album I’m So New Orleans. She performed at the 2018 […]

Power Players: Sabine McCalla Speaks From The Heart

Sabine McCalla can handle her own. After years of providing backup vocals to bands around town, she’s finally ready to push her own voice to the front of the stage. […]

Power Players: Delish Da Goddess Opens Doors

The leader of New Orleans’ DIY hip-hop movement lives half an hour outside city limits. Gabriel Major (a.k.a. Delish Da Goddess) resides in the sleepy town of Violet, an unlikely […]

Power Players: Billie Davies plays her own music

Freedom and expression. These are the things that matter most to Billie Davies, who has used the drums as a means to express herself freely for more than 40 years […]

Shaken & Stirred: Neal Bodenheimer serves up a new Tales of the Cocktail

With Tales of the Cocktail coming up July 17–22, OffBeat checks in with Neal Bodenheimer, proprietor of both Cane & Table in the French Quarter and Cure on Freret Street […]

Grape Expectations: Local wine stores pick their favorite grapes and wines

French wines are famously all about the terroir, that magical mixutre of soil, sun and slopes—and the occasional eau du pied, from traditional grape trampling by weathered human feet. On […]