Ponderosa Stomp

Don’t miss the Stomp

by barry September 19, 2010

Before you even read this post, take a listen to Barbara Lynn‘s 1962 R&B hit “You’ll Lose a Good Thing.” You can listen by clicking here. This will help you understand why this coming weekend is an exciting one for music lovers in New Orleans. On Sept. 24 and 25, Ponderosa Stomp will celebrate the […]

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Cabildo Congo Mombo

by barry August 8, 2010

In the last of its cocktail-and-conversation series, the Louisiana State Museum will sponsor a conversation with swamp-pop guitarist Gabriel Perrodin, better known as Guitar Gable, Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Cabildo in New Orleans’ Jackson Square. Admission is free, as are drinks. Born into a Creole family in […]

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Ms. Big Stuff

by barry July 5, 2010

News from the Louisiana State Museum: “On Friday, July 9, New Orleans native and Stax Records star Jean Knight will be joining us for Cocktails & Conversation. Her 1971 hit ‘Mr. Big Stuff’ went double-platinum and received a Grammy nomination for best R&B vocal performance. She was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame […]

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A Chat with the Soul Queen

by barry June 8, 2010

If we were in New Orleans this Friday, there’s no question where we would be from 5:30 to 7 p.m.: at the Cabildo on Jackson Square for Cocktails & Conversation with Irma Thomas. Every second Friday of month, the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation, an organization committed to the celebration of the unsung heroes of American roots […]

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“The President of Soul is gone”

by admin March 18, 2010

This has been a rough month for Louisiana blues and R&B. Last week saw the passing of 67-year-old guitarist and vocalist Rockie Charles, who grew up in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. From his bio on the web site of Pondersosa Stomp, the annual music festival where he was a regular: Charles cut his teeth […]

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