Deacon John

The premiere of Hour 2!

by barry September 24, 2010

We are please to announce that Hour 2 of Still Singing the Blues, called “Crescent City Blues,” has been posted to the web site of Public Radio Exchange ( You can listen online at, but you first must register for a free membership at PRX. It will debut Sunday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. […]

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Labor Day weekend in New Orleans

by barry September 2, 2010

If you live anywhere near New Orleans, or if you’ll be visiting this weekend for Southern Decadence, pull yourself away from the city’s other offerings and treat yourself to some of its blues and R&B. This will be a banner weekend for music. Some possibilities: Friday at 9:30 p.m. : Blues harmonica player J.D. Hill […]

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Save the clinic!

by admin May 22, 2010

As a part of our research, we were honored to interview Bethany Bultman, co-founder of the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Since 1998 the clinic has been keeping the blues (as well as jazz, gospel, R&B and any other music you can think of) alive in New Orleans by giving the city’s musicians the medical care […]

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The Creole Chameleon

by admin October 29, 2009

DJM from Barry on Vimeo. Deacon John Moore (above) shows off some blues licks backstage before a private gig at Harrah’s casino in downtown New Orleans. Deacon John, the 68-year-old president of the Union of New Orleans Musicians, is at his heart an R&B and blues artist: He performed at the Dew Drop Inn, a […]

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