Post Tagged with: "Katrina"

The Louisianna Superdome is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)

Dr. John, Preservation Hall + others: Music framed initial journey past Hurricane Katrina

In the period immediately after New Orleans’ levees failed under Hurricane Katrina’s onslaught beginning on Aug. 29, 2005, musicians began trying to make sense of things.

Remembering Katrina: Aaron Neville, "Louisiana 1927" (1991)

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, an event that touched off the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

The dB’s – Falling Off the Sky (2012)

The reunited dB’s come storming out on Falling Off the Sky, quickly dispensing with the expected sheen of comfy nostalgia from the opening track.

Something Else! Interview: Allen Toussaint, Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and producer

Allen Toussaint, fonky-fonky pianist, writer and producer of untold hit songs, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and first-chair favorite son, makes his annual appearance this week at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Powder Mill, “The Devil in New Orleans” (2011)

There are actually two versions of this number from Missouri-based Southern rockers Powder Mill. The first, “The Devil and New Orleans,” an acoustic country number, appeared on the band’s 2008 album New Mountain.

One Track Mind: Peter Novelli with Dr. John, "Since the Hurricane" (2011)

Half a decade later, Hurricane Katrina still has this devastating power to inspire, as heard on Peter Novelli’s new self-titled release

The New Orleans Social Club – Sing Me Back Home (2005)

by Derrick Lord Faith is a difficult and complicated thing. If you understand that much you likely also realize that even the strongest faith is doomed to eventually be tested by hard times.

Canned Heat, featuring Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown – Live at Montreux 1973 (2011)

Canned Heat, the doomed boogie-blues revivalists, only made a lone appearance at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival. Yet they still managed some star-crossed magic.

Zigaboo Modeliste, co-founder of the Meters: Something Else! Interview

Zigaboo Modeliste, co-founder of the Meters: Something Else! Interview

“If there is a 13th wonder,” fellow Meters co-founder George Porter Jr. once said of Zigaboo Modeliste, “then he is it.”

Andrew Lamb Trio – New Orleans Suite (2006; 2010 reissue)

Mother Nature just staged a terrorist act on our ass! — Warren Smith, “Dyes And Lyes” About five years ago, woodwinds and flute specialist Andrew Lamb convened a recording session with his longtime musical partner Warren Smith (drums, percussion) and the bass/cello master Tom Abbs for some free form musical expression. That’s nothing new for longtime practitioners of improvised musicRead More