Jazz Fest: The Word Shares "Soul Food"

My ears pricked up late in “Early in the Moaning’ Time” on The Word’s Soul Food. Late in the song, sacred steel player Robert Randolph simulates moaning on his steel guitar’s bass strings. The sound is odd and haunting, something found on an early Moog synthesizer album that demonstrated all the weird, not-of-this-world sounds it could make (Check Hugo Montenegro’s Mr.

Jazz Fest: Thursday, April 30 at Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell resumes its second weekend today, and for me it's a slightly soft day. I'm not a Widespread Panic guy (note that their set has been shortened to a skimpy 2 1/2 hours from its original three hours, 15 minutes), and I have a history of being disappointed by reggae on the Congo Square Stage, so I'm not optimistic about Third World. More likely, my day will end with a wander from Alison Krauss to The Iguanas to the Blues Tent and Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials