Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.
Which is only right. Dr. John and Allen Toussaint at Jazzfest 2015 Photo by Karen Beninato The rain never let up enough to
The other theme of the day was guitars, and plenty of them. Tedeschi Trucks Band with Jimmie Vaughan and Billy F. Gibbons
Legendary musician, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint passed away on November 9, 2015, at the age of 77. The New Orleans native was instrumental in creating and sustaining much of the music that has come out of the Crescent City since the late 1960s.
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Toussaint was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2013.
Rescue workers were called to Toussaint's hotel early Tuesday morning and managed to revive him after he suffered a heart attack.
"That's My Momma!" James Andrews said of the Baby Doll dancing during his New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set. His show was a family affair, with wife Karen Gant-Andrews belting out an "At Last" that would have done Etta James proud.
From UHF and Mandatory Fun to Gulf Coast Blues and Autumn: Chatting with "Weird Al" Yankovic and George Winston...Plus!
Weird Al has two releases coming up--a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of UHF and also The Compleat Al. Here he explains why there's the sudden Al-Fest.
Cruisin' with Jesse J & Smokey Robinson, Plus Chatting with Kandace Springs, Steve Arrington and AJ Croce
"Jessie J is such a powerhouse as a performer," says Smokey. "She gave an amazing take on 'Cruisin' for Smokey & Friends, and it was an absolute pleasure to have her join me on stage to perform it live in Edinburgh.
Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives
"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."
Seeing Allen Toussaint perform twice in the space of about 60 days -- in drastically different circumstances each time -- reminded me of why a love for musical roots can seemingly never run out of ways to discover and rediscover the beginnings of American popular music.
Jazz, rock, electronica, world music and everything in-between are more accessible than ever this year as Jazz Fest comes to high definition cable television on AXS TV.
ICON & Twelve Tales: Conversations With Belinda Carlisle and A.J. Croce, Plus Rachel Barton Pine's Audio Exclusive
This new ICON collection not only includes "Sun," but also some of your trademark songs like "Heaven Is A Place On Earth," which has become a bit of an anthem, plus hits such as "Circle In The Sand," "I Get Weak," and "Live Your Life Be Free."
5. Ceremony, Screaming Females At St. Stephens While it may be a little annoying to go to a church to see a show after the
It seemed inevitable, but we finally have New Orleans premier band celebrating Mardi Gras on a new record.
Let Them Talk: Chatting With House's Hugh Laurie, Dar Williams and The Axis of Awesome, Plus Cal Ecker's "Time After Time" Premiere
Hugh Laurie has a new album, Let Them Talk, which is New Orleans blues based. Here he discusses how he came up with that idea.