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Derek Huston Joins Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe

Since parting ways from the Iguanas, saxophonist Derek Huston has kept busy as a free agent. “I’ve really enjoyed the different experiences I’ve had as a freelancer,” Huston says. “It’s […]

Try-Me Coffee: Bywater Brew

It’s a typical Tuesday morning at Try-Me Coffee—roasting coffee, contacting clients and filling out police reports. According to third-generation owner Bob Lutz, “I got in this morning and found out […]

Jimmy Robinson’s Musicworks Series: Following Costello

All New Orleans musicians have a story. Jimmy Robinson wants to hear them. The Twangorama guitarist’s Musicworks Series features a guest musician every Thursday night at the Carrollton Station starting […]

La Fete Cultural 2010: Oil and Culture Don’t Mix

The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation (LCEF) will be hosting La Fete Cultural 2010, a celebration of culture to honor LCEF’s 5th year of service. The non-profit organization was founded as […]

Amy Trail of Pat O’Brien’s: Location, Location, Location

Amy Trail knows she shouldn’t be doing this. It’s midnight at Pat O’Brien’s, and the line to get in the piano bar grows steadily once capacity has been met. Inside, […]

Imagination Movers Come Alive

When alternative rock kids group Imagination Movers were featured on the cover of OffBeat’s December 2006 issue, their notoriety was rising. More than three years later, the Movers landed a […]

Patrice Fisher & Arpa & the Honduran Connection: Jazz Fest Focus

Growing up in the musical melting pot of New Orleans, local harpist Patrice Fisher was surrounded by the sounds of jazz from every angle. She admits playing the harp felt […]

Kirk Joseph: Jazz Fest Focus

Sousafunk master Kirk Joseph has been leaving his musical imprint on New Orleans for decades. From his start performing with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to his most recent project, […]

Kora Konnection: French Quarter Fest Focus

In a city known for jazz and blues, it’s not common to find a group led by a 21-string African harp. Kora Konnection combines West African music with acoustic jazz […]

Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes: French Quarter Fest Focus

Ernie Vincent and his band the Top Notes are best known for the 1972 funk anthem “Dap Walk.” In the years that followed, Vincent tried to keep up with the […]