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J.D. Hill

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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Return to Louisiana

by barry November 1, 2010

I’ve been back in Louisiana for the past few weeks, working on a series of articles and audio podcasts for the online edition of OnEarth Magazine, an independent publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council. The series, called “Losing Louisiana,” is about the long-term aftermath of the BP oil spill, as well as 80 years’ […]

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A surprise guest

by barry September 29, 2010

We love how New Orleans musicians help one another out in times of crisis. As we noted in last Saturday’s post, harmonica bluesman J.D. Hill has been facing a rough time: Not only was he the victim of an armed robbery, but he also faces eviction from his home in Musicians’ Village. Our friend Ann […]

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Help out a harmonica player

by barry September 25, 2010

Here’s a great video of harmonica player J.D. Hill and his band the Jammers performing at New Orleans’ St. Roch Tavern. We dare you not to wiggle as you watch this. Unfortnately, Hill hasn’t been performing much lately. We received a message today from our friend Ann Banks, who is organizing a benefit show this […]

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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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More photos from Sunday

by barry July 15, 2010

More photos from the Mother-in-Law benefit on Sunday, July 11:

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