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Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives, Home by the Sea (Independent)

Of the seemingly infinite list of local talents somehow excluded from Jazz Fest’s regular roster of Louisiana musicians invited to play the Fair Grounds, guitar shredder Billy Iuso and his […]

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Songs in the Key of Funk, Volume 1 (Album Review)

The heavyweight champion of rocking, brassy NOLA funk, “Big” Sam Williams years ago shed the type of pounds that inspired his nickname and replaced them with those of chiseled muscle. […]

Five Questions with Danny Clinch, Music Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker

What is your connection to New Orleans music? Several years before Katrina, my wife and I were invited down to Jazz Fest. We had the time of our lives, as […]

Fest Focus: Jon Roniger and the Good for Nothin’ Band

FRIDAY, APRIL 27—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 11:30 A.M.   Persistence looks to finally pay off for Jon Roniger this Jazz Fest. The New Orleans native makes his debut at the Fair Grounds […]

San Francisco-based musician and promoter Mitch Stein feels at home in New Orleans

Mitch Stein scored his first success as a live-music promoter decades ago by booking New Orleans’ first family of funk, the Neville Brothers. While attending Syracuse University in the early […]

My Music with Mykia Jovan

“I’ve been playing on Frenchmen for about eight years now. I have a residency at the Blue Nile, which started off as a duo for jazz happy hour and has […]

My Music With Blake Quick

“The first time we did it [an after-show Grateful Dead tribute by local all-stars at Little Gem Saloon] was when the Dead & Co. show got postponed [December 5]. That […]

MY MUSIC: Cristian Duque of Soul Project

“It’s a huge endeavor. The Funky Uncle Lounge will be the first time a live music club will be rolling as a Mardi Gras float [Saturday, February 10 in the […]

Five Questions with Amy Dailey Williams, Executive Director, New Orleans Photo Alliance/PhotoNOLA

What is the mission of PhotoNOLA? PhotoNOLA is a program of the New Orleans Photo Alliance and its mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, […]

My Music: Keiko Komaki

“Piano was my first instrument. I started to play when I was five years old; my mom wanted my older sister and I to learn. We grew up listening to […]