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Lloyd Price, “This Is Rock and Roll” (Double L Records)

At 84, Kenner native and rock ’n’ roll pioneer Lloyd Price has released a new album. Hearing Price performing his This Is Rock and Roll songs, he’s clearly the same […]

Lifetime Achievement in Music Business: Steve and Cézanne Nails

After a car crash left musician Steve Nails paralyzed in 1984, he searched for a way to stay in music. Dockside Studio on the banks of the Vermilion River near […]

Johnny Mathis Talks Back

In 2016, elegant pop balladeer Johnny Mathis celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of his Columbia Records debut. The golden-toned singer of “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say” and “Wonderful! […]

Chris Thomas King, “Hotel Voodoo” (21st Century Blues)

“American Man (In the Key of Free)” is one of many surprises on Grammy-winner Chris Thomas King’s first studio album in five years. Known primarily as a blues artist, the […]

Henry Gray and the Creole Cats, “92” (Independent)

Singer-pianist Henry Gray performed in Chicago and toured from the city from 1946 to 1968. During the golden age of Chicago blues, Gray played piano in the studio and on […]

George Clinton talks back

From doo-wop to the P-Funk Mothership, George Clinton has led his funky voyage through the musical universe and beyond. The journey began in New Jersey in 1955, when Clinton formed […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with singer-songwriter Jake Bugg

In early 2012, then eighteen-year-old Jake Bugg released his first United Kingdom hit, the folky, buoyant “Lightning Bolt.” Later that year, his debut album reached number one in the U.K. […]

Ani DiFranco Talks Back

Iconoclast singer-songwriter, indie music pioneer and social activist Ani DiFranco moved to New Orleans in 2003. A lover of the city and its music, she recruited local drummer Terence Higgins […]

Tipitina’s Celebrates 40 Years

In 1977, a gang of young local music lovers founded Tipitina’s. One of New Orleans’ legacy music venues, Tipitina’s will mark its 40th year on November 24 with “A Neville […]

Gary U.S. Bonds Talks Back

When Gary U.S. Bonds recorded “New Orleans,” his breakout hit from 1960, he’d never been to New Orleans. Nonetheless, the young singer from Norfolk, Virginia, reshaped “New Orleans,” a song […]