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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.

Dr. John’s anger over Katrina powered The City That Care Forgot to greatness

Dr. John’s anger over Katrina powered The City That Care Forgot to greatness

‘The City That Care Forgot’ arrived in June 2008, just as some might questioned yet another Katrina-themed album. But Dr. John’s was different.

Nolatet (Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, James Singleton + Johnny Vidacovich) – Dogs (2016)

Nolatet (Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, James Singleton + Johnny Vidacovich) – Dogs (2016)

Playing with nervy purpose is purpose enough for the new jazz supergroup of Haas, Dillon, Singleton an Vidacovich to get together and make a record.

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.

The Nth Power – Abundance (2015)

The Nth Power – Abundance (2015)

With the release of their inspirational first album ‘Abundance’, the soul-funk-rock jam band the Nth Power has been a triumphant musical story so far.

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.

Billie Davies – Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon (2015)

Billie Davies – Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon (2015)

Drummer/composer Billie Davies’ latest stop in her musical journey is a fruitful pairing of what she brought into New Orleans with what New Orleans brought to her.

The Junior League – Also Rans (2015)

The Junior League – Also Rans (2015)

The Junior League’s ‘Also Rans’ is smooth enough to boast power-pop accessibility, but flashes of punk-like energy keep things interesting.

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.

Galactic, “Right On” from Into The Deep (2015): Something Else! sneek peak

Galactic, “Right On” from Into The Deep (2015): Something Else! sneek peak

Here is an advance stream of “Right On,” a track from Galactic’s upcoming album ‘Into The Deep’ due out July 17, 2015.

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