Listen up in Illinois

by barry March 22, 2011

Blues fans in Central Illinois will have  chance to listen to Crescent City Blues, the second hour of our series this coming Saturday night, March 26.  At 8 p.m., WUIS 91.9 FM in Springfield, and WIPA 89.3 FM in Pittsfield will feature the documentary on their program “Saturday Beat.” WUIS says that show features an […]

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Check out WWOZ’s Community Stage

by barry February 25, 2011

If you’re in New Orleans’ French Quarter March 5, check out the debut of the WWOZ Community Stage at the French Market. The community radio station describes the venue as a place for “local street musicians… to earn exposure and tips.” The stage will be in tent at the Farmers Market flagpole, between Ursuline and […]

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A Boston icon airs our series

by barry February 22, 2011

Boston-based WUMB 91.9 FM, one of the foremost folk and roots radio stations in the country, aired both hours of Still Singing the Blues last Sunday evening, Feb. 20. This is great visibility for Louisiana blues artists. WUMB, which is based at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, reaches 275 cities and towns in eastern […]

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Listen up, Warm Springs

by barry February 22, 2011

If you’re in the vicinity of Warm Springs, Oregon, be sure to catch the broadcast of our series on KWSO 91.9 FM. Part 1, Still Singing the Blues, will air Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 11 p.m. Part 2, Crescent City Blues, will air Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and again Wednesday, March 2, at […]

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Reporting on the oil spill

by barry February 18, 2011

Technically, this post is not about the blues, although these stories are about South Louisiana and might make some folks blue. We like to think that, by doing good reporting, we are bringing a little hope and light into the world, though. We (Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar) have been hired by KRVS 88.7 FM, […]

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Rue Boogaloo

by barry January 7, 2011

Rue Boogaloo Radio by marty christian A musical interlude today. The first hour our our series features the extraordinary 77-year-old blues diva Carol Fran of Lafayette. Often accompanying Carol these days are Marty Christian and Andy Cornett, who also have their own band, Rue Boogaloo. They call their music “that Southwest Louisiana sound—full of soulful […]

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by barry January 6, 2011

In Crescent City Blues and in the pages of this blog, we’ve chronicled the ups and downs of New Orleans’ famous Mother-in-Law Lounge. Founded by singer Ernie K-Doe and his wife Antoinette K-Doe in 1994, it was a cozy space full of K-Doe memorabilia that became a second living room for many of the city’s […]

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A father figure and a mysterious fire

by barry January 2, 2011

Today we’ve posted another audio clip, this one from Alabama Slim, a native of Vance, Alabama who now lives in New Orleans and performs sometimes with his close friend and distant cousin Little Freddie King. Slim was one of the first bluesmen I met even before we received funding for this project. I heard him […]

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‘Crème de la crème of deep soul’

by barry January 1, 2011

On our Meet the Musicians page, we have posted a new excerpt from our interview with New Orleans R&B singer C.P. Love. Love talks about performing in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, during the years of segregation. Port Sulphur is located in Plaquemines Parish, the area south of New Orleans that was historically synonymous with Louisiana racism. […]

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Blanketing South Dakota like the snow

by barry December 29, 2010

Weather forecasts in South Dakota call for snow these next few days. But snow won’t be the only thing blanketing The Mount Rushmore State in the New Year. On Jan. 1, South Dakota Public Broadcasting will broadcast “Still Singing the Blues” at 11 p.m. It will air “Crescent City Blues” Jan. 8 at 11 p.m. […]

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