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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Crescent City Blues on WWOZ

by barry November 21, 2010

Last night Jamie Dell’Apa, a DJ at New Orleans’ WWOZ (and a great friend now), invited me to the studio for a broadcast of Crescent City Blues, the second hour of our series. Jamie knew I was in town working on a series of articles for the online edition of OnEarth Magazine about the Louisiana […]

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Good listenin’ in New Orleans (or anywhere)

by barry October 5, 2010

Whether or not you’re near New Orleans, here are two opportunities to hear several musicians featured in our documentary series, as well as a host of other talented artists: From WWOZ’s web site: “The New Orleans Voodoo Blues Krewe’s Voodoo Blues Challenge finals are on October 8 at Rock & Bowl—and WWOZ will broadcast the […]

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“Today’s ‘the invisible men'”

by barry August 5, 2010

We were touched by WWOZ DJ Jamie Dell’Apa’s kind words about Still Singing the Blues, which aired Tuesday night on New Orleans’ community radio station. In his blog, Dell’Apa described listening to the show while driving home from Baltimore. Describing the musicians profiled in the documentary—Carol Fran, Harvey Knox and Little Freddie King—he wrote: Outside […]

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Tune into WWOZ Tuesday

by barry July 31, 2010

WWOZ, New Orleans’ fabulous community radio station, will broadcast Still Singing the Blues Tuesday, Aug. 3, around 10 p.m. Central Time. Tune into 90.7 FM or listen online at The documentary will be aired during the show “The Kitchen Sink with David Kunian.” This is a special honor, because David Kunian himself has produced […]

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Island Aid

by barry July 19, 2010

Thanks to our friends at WWOZ for calling this to our attention: Island Aid Concert July 24, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., in Grand Isle, LA Island Aid will replace the Tarpon Rodeo (cancelled because of the BP oil disaster) this year in Grand Isle. The all-day concert will take place on the beach across […]

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Oil spill blues—and how to help

by admin May 9, 2010

For those of us who live Louisiana, it’s hard not to think constantly about the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which claimed eleven lives and triggered an oil spill that continues to contaminate the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday’s New York Times reports that three million gallons have polluted the Gulf so far, placing […]

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Eskimo boogie in New Orleans

by admin January 17, 2010

If you missed our interview on WWOZ 90.7 FM early this morning, imagine this: Richard’s evocative description of the New Orleans neighborhood bar The Place to Be and Barry’s discussion of honey-voiced R&B musician Tommy Singleton—interspersed with Eskimo Boogie, scenes from Casablanca, a set of Little Freddie King tunes, and host Jamie Dell’Apa‘s gorgeous audio […]

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Our interview with WWOZ

by admin January 14, 2010

On Saturday, we are heading back down to New Orleans and South Louisiana for another round of interviews with blues and R&B musicians. We’ll keep you posted throughout our trip. Also, we will appear live this coming Saturday night/Sunday morning on WWOZ 90.7 FM, New Orleans’ iconic community radio station. We will be discussing our […]

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