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Yvette Landry & The Jukes, Louisiana Lovin’ (Soko Music)

The roots of this Yvette Landry–Roddie Romero collaboration began when they performed Dale & Grace’s number one hit “I’m Leaving It Up to You” at a gig, then waxed a […]

Darcy Malone & the Tangle, Pure as Gold (Independent)

This is Malone and the Tangle’s third release in two years, and the sound and confidence of the band continue to evolve. In the past they’ve honored the band’s name […]

Cha Wa, Spyboy (UPT)

The easy hook on Cha Wa is that they’re a fusion of Mardi Gras Indian and brass band music. That’s true enough, but the music on their second CD is […]

Lane Mack, Swampodisiac (Independent)

Lane Mack’s sophomore effort Swampodisiac is sonic proof that his auspicious 2015 debut wasn’t a fluke but a solidly constructed foundation to build upon. Compared to its eponymously titled predecessor, […]

John Mooney, Truth of the Matter (Independent)

John Mooney is part of the last group of New Orleans musicians to have worked alongside and learned from departed masters like Professor Longhair, Earl King, Snooks Eaglin et al. […]

Crossing Canal, Lowdown Runaround Fool (Independent)

Ruby Ross of Charlottesville and Patrick Cooper of Shreveport make up the singer/songwriter duo Crossing Canal. They interpret their original tunes with gentle vocal harmonies and accompany themselves with lightly […]

Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires, Gas Station Guru (Onager Records)

A veteran of the New Orleans music scene since he hopped on a Greyhound bus bound for the Crescent City from his native Wisconsin at age 18, Ted Hefko hits […]

Paul Sanchez, One More Trip Around the Sun (Independent)

Paul Sanchez keeps turning out classic albums like its 1966. Sanchez may be the perfect example of how New Orleans musicians have dealt with the collapse of the music industry. […]

James Carr, The Best Of (Kent Records)

James Carr reissues have appeared over the past three decades on vinyl and CD. While all of the tracks here can be found on other collections, let it be said […]

Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys, Man in the Mirror (Flat Town Music)

Considering this is Kevin Naquin’s 11th album of his 23-year career, he manages to pack plenty of artistic firsts into these dozen tracks. It’s the first time he’s recorded a […]