Post Tagged with: "Louisiana"

Anthrax, Sept. 23, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Anthrax, Sept. 23, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

In recent years, I’ve said some pretty negative things about Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna. I’d like to use this opportunity to take all of those things back.

John ‘Papa’ Gros – River’s On Fire (2016)

John ‘Papa’ Gros – River’s On Fire (2016)

John “Papa” Gros’ ‘River’s On Fire’ is one of those albums you “see,” because the stories are so well told. Mentor Allen Toussaint would be proud.

Indigo Girls, “The Rise of the Black Messiah” from One Lost Day (2015): One Track Mind

Indigo Girls, “The Rise of the Black Messiah” from One Lost Day (2015): One Track Mind

The most tragic histories can make the greatest songs, as the Indigo Girls’ “Rise of the Black Messiah” reminds us.

Durand Jones, soul singer: Something Else! Interview

Durand Jones, soul singer: Something Else! Interview

Durand Jones joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss his soulful new album, and how his roots inform this unique throwback sound.

Chawa band portrait on Second Street on November 27, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Cha Wa, “All On A Mardi Gras Day” (2016): One Track Mind

Dr. John’s funky Nola street dance anthem has rarely been covered with as much festive spirit as it has from New Orleans’ own Mardis Gras Indian funk collective Cha Wa.

Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (1970): On Second Thought

Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (1970): On Second Thought

When I think of the genius of the late, great Allen Toussaint, I think of the masterpiece he made with Lee Dorsey in 1970.

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.

Sonny Landreth, “Bound by the Blues” (2015): One Track Mind

Sonny Landreth, “Bound by the Blues” (2015): One Track Mind

Sonny Landreth reminds us just how important the blues is, as both foundation and (maybe most importantly) as launching pad.

John Fred and His Playboy Band – Agnes English (1967): Forgotten series

John Fred and His Playboy Band coupled fun with quality, and ‘Agnes English’ ranks as a perfect example of their vision and abilities.

Royal Southern Brotherhood – HeartSoulBlood (2014)

Royal Southern Brotherhood – HeartSoulBlood (2014)

They plunge a ladle deep into the Deep South’s bubbling gumbo pot of musical influences.