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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New Year’s Eve blues

by admin December 30, 2009

Barry writes: During the week of the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, I was in the Crescent City on an assignment: to spend a week wandering through the city’s music scene without ever once listening to jazz. The article was eventually published on the online travel magazine World Hum. You can read it […]

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Why we love New Orleans music—of all types

by admin October 8, 2009

Barry created this audio slideshow last year from his own photos, in conjunction with another project. It shows the many ways music suffuses daily life in New Orleans, while reminding us of the recovery work that remains. Music: “Raining in New Orleans” by Slewfoot and Cary B., from the album of the same name. Used […]

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