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Wednesday night’s highlights in New Orleans include guitarist

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Writer and filmmaker Robert Gordon has made a career of documenting Memphi

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A free, downloadable mixtape of Christmas music spanning the musical spectrum from wartime domestic pop to R&B to K-Pop to house.

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Benjamin Booker’s sound is tougher to pin down than it used to be.

It’s easy to get caught up in Boogie T’s energy.

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The short story behind Shreveport’s Seratones is that the memb

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Infuze, Sun Club, Rastronaut, Young Romance, and more.

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Blues/funk/R&B/rock band Blinddog Smokin’ was linked to New Orleans whe

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When Luke Winslow-King released his second Bloodshot Records album, Everlasting Arms, we talked about his relationship to the blues.

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There’s no getting around Benjamin Booker’s voice.

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[Updated] Recently, a member of the New Orleans music community told me in a conspiratorial hush, “You know,

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[Updated] “The blues picked me, and I’m going to go with it.”

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Our favorite things this week include Alfred Hitchcock, The Gun Club, and Chicago hip-hop.

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This year's Jazz Fest night time schedule was less jammy than in years past.

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That’s a funny question you writers like to ask,” singer Valerie June says when asked what she

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The B.B. King we hear today is hardly the B.B.

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On Saturday night, the North Mississippi Allstars brought the "World Boogie Is Coming" Tour

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[This story is a slightly edited encore presentation of a story that first ran in the spring before ZZ Ward's previous visit to New Orleans to

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On Sunday, filmmaker Les Blank died of bladder cancer at the age of 77.

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"You asked me how long I'd stay by your side," ZZ Ward sings.

Siblings and bandmates Rob and Rachel Kolar of L.A.

Cover art for Jason Marsalis' "In a World of Mallets"

In 2010, Jason Marsalis kicked a jazz anthill when he half-jokingly riffed on video about "

Cover art for Bobby Rush's "Down in Louisiana"

Updated We may be in an economic recovery but it's a pokey one, one that has even affected bluesman

Parker Gispert of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Whigs admits that the three-pie

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“I’ve been preparing for this other gig I’ve got tonight.

Cover art for Olga's "North Mississippi Christmas"

When asked about Christmas music, blues singer Olga is quick to enthuse about

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"When you listen to Mali music, you hear a lot of different music inside, like salsa, reggae, Ch

Somewhere along the way, a couple of 12-year-olds fooling around on guitars turned into a dynamic guitar-and-drums duo.

Photo of Brad Orrison of The Shed from Jason Rhein's footage.

The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint discovered what an impact it had made when it burned to the ground. Rotary Downs' Jason Rhein's is trying to document the country's efforts to rebuild The Shed.