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Homemade Stringed Instruments Take Center Stage at Cigar Box Guitar Festival

January 17-20 marks the return of the Cigar Box Guitar Festival, a celebration of homemade stringed instruments and their relationship to blues music. Its the third annual iteration of the […]

Shamarr Allen’s “Sean Payton” is the Saints’ Latest Anthem (Audio)

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen is enjoying some viral fame this week, thanks to a song he wrote, recorded and shared on Monday. As the title suggests, “Sean Payton” is inspired by […]

Instigation Fest Returns to New Orleans with Improv Music and Dance

The Instigation Festival, an event of improvised music and dance held annually in Chicago and New Orleans, will kick off this year at SideBar Nola on Tuesday, January 23. The […]

Keith Stone with Red Gravy Heading to International Blues Challenge, Announce January 10 Gig

New Orleans-based blues band Keith Stone with Red Gravy will host a party at Frenchy’s Art Gallery on Oak Street this Wednesday night, January 10, to celebrate the anticipation of […]

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes Announce Live Recordings with Special Guests

Best Rock Artist nominee Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes will perform a two-night residency at the Maple Leaf on January 12 and 13 with some special guests. In celebration […]

Enter to Win Tickets to Stanton Moore’s Allen Toussaint Tribute with Maceo Parker and more!

On Friday, January 12, Stanton Moore will perform material from his 2017 Allen Toussaint tribute album With You In Mind at the Joy Theater. We’re giving away a pair of […]

Here’s The Full List of Blues Music Awards 2018 Nominees

On Thursday, May 10, the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards will be put on by the Blues Foundation in Memphs, TN. Today (January 9), the organization announced the list of […]

James Quick Warns “Don’t Trust That Woman” (Audio Premiere)

Local 21-year-old singer/songwriter James Quick is gearing up for a big year. The Bay Area transplant has found a home for his guitar-driven pop here in New Orleans, where he […]

Steely Dan And The Doobie Brothers Announce New Orleans Show

Dad rock’s finest are at it again. Fatherly favorites Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers are dusting off their instruments and hitting the road in May for a joint tour […]