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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke talks back

Classic Southern-rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd is in the second year of The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. In its first year, the farewell trek sold out ninety percent […]

Girls Night Out: Valerie Sassyfras Has Nothing To Lose

For three consecutive days in April 2018, Ellen DeGeneres—the internationally famous TV talkshow host from Metairie—broadcast a video clip of New Orleans musician, Valerie Sassyfras. “So, there’s this video I […]

The New Orleans Suspects with the Golden Comanche are Tribal Gold

When these tribes meet, turn up the heat. Big Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Comanche bring Mardi Gras Indian rhythm, chant, and splendor to the party. The New Orleans […]

Homegrown: Erica Falls spreads her wings

For nearly five years, Erica Falls has been principal guest vocalist with Galactic, traveling with the New Orleans funk-rock-jazz band for its one-hundred tour dates per year. She also appears […]

Paul McCartney’s return to the Crescent City after five years

A fan of New Orleans and its music, Paul McCartney has visited and performed in the city numerous times. On May 23 at the sold-out Smoothie King Center, the solo star […]

Secret Agent Man: Johnny Rivers’ Funky Go-go Rock

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Johnny Rivers baptized himself in the Southland’s blues, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. He later became one of the best-selling recording artists to […]

Johnette Downing and Scott Billington’s swamp romp

When Johnette Downing and Scott Billington married, they each gained a partner in life and music. But Downing, an award-winning children’s entertainer, still plays her kids-captivating solo shows at schools, […]

Slightly Risqué, But Never Vulgar: Maria Muldaur’s tribute to Blue Lu Barker

Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John, first introduced Maria Muldaur to the frisky, risqué songs of New Orleans’ Blue Lu Barker. During sessions for the self-titled debut album that features Muldaur’s […]

Bringing New Flavors to the Gumbo: Winter Circle Productions

The BUKU Music + Art Project, the swarm of nighttime shows, plus Bassik, the electronic dance music series that’s been throbbing in New Orleans since 2010—all are brought to this […]

George Benson talks back

George Benson never dreamed he’d record a tribute to Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. A jazz musician and vocalist who became a major pop star in the ’70s, Benson fetes […]