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My Music with Michael Liuzza

“When my mama sang when I was a baby, I responded to her. My grandma told her, ‘That’s your singer.’ Singing was always around. Singing came instinctively to me.  The […]

My Music with Cyrus Nabipoor of NORUZ and Sexual Thunder

“I grew up in Portland. Piano was my first instrument, although I’m not very good at it. I didn’t practice much, kind of hated it. When I got into sixth […]

Five Questions with Rusty Metoyer

  At 27, Rusty Metoyer is experiencing success unknown to many zydeco musicians twice his age. His gigs stretch from the French Quarter Festival to shows in France and Holland. […]

Mo’ Fess: Professor Longhair’s band brings the magic back

Mo’ Fess isn’t a Professor Longhair tribute band. It is Professor Longhair’s former band. Four Mo’ Fess band members—drummer Earl Gordon, bassist Reggie Scanlan, saxophonist Tony DaGradi and conga player […]

A Big Thank You: Christian Serpas and Ghost Town celebrate 20 years

Christian Serpas and Ghost Town bucked the odds. The enduring Mandeville country-rock band, featuring three-fourths of its original membership, will celebrate its twentieth anniversary July 12 at the Rivershack in […]

5 Questions with Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Clint Maedgen

Clint Maedgen is a saxophonist in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which signed with Seattle’s grunge-identified Sub Pop Records last year. He’s also a chameleonic singer-songwriter, a one-man band who […]

MY MUSIC with Dikki Du a.k.a. Troy Carrier

“I was nine years old when I first started playing zydeco. My uncle John used to play the washboard for my father [Roy Carrier], and he didn’t make it one […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Gina Brown

Gina Brown has performed for social aid and pleasure club parades, at the Essence and Jazz Fests, and as the face and voice of Louisiana Lottery commercials. The singer also […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with photographer Polo Silk

Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” Terrell is a venerated photographer whose work has been invaluable in capturing moments in New Orleans hip-hop, club, street, and second line cultures. Soon, he’ll launch a […]

5 Questions with Cleopatra Welch: a nine-year-old’s perspective of Katy Perry

I once disliked modern radio pop music, from Puff Daddy to Taylor Swift. But now that I have two young daughters, I think of that iHeartRadio junkfood music as made for […]