Kickstarter News with Dirtfoot and Bob Andrews

This year, I've been working with The Oxford American and the Louisiana Office of Tourism on the "Louisiana Soundtrack Experience," and we'll be in downtown Lafayette Saturday with a panel discussion with Lost Bayou Ramblers' Louis Michot, Yvette Landry, folklorist Barry Ancelet and writer Herman Fuselier, and a concert by Corey Ledet, and C.C. Adcock and the Lafayette Marquis with guests from Lil' Band o' Gold.

The T-P Rally & America's Petri Dish

On Monday afternoon, New Orleans protested in New Orleans fashion. The Save the Times-Picayune Rally in the parking lot of the Rock 'n' Bowl featured beer, costumes - including Joan of Arc and an accompanying knight - and music. Kermit Ruffins joined the Lonely, Lonely Knights to wing a new song, "Do the Times-Picayune," and Allen Toussaint played a set of his classics backed by Rod Hodges and Rene Coman of the Iguanas with Carlo Nuccio on drums.