Tag Archives: New Orleans

R.I.P. Allen Toussaint

10 Nov

Quite the band being assembled upstairs. Today we say goodbye to one of the uber talented musicians of our lifetime and one of New Orleans’ finest, Allen Toussaint. More words HERE via the New York Times. Rest in peace Mr. Toussaint.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 15 Days – Artist of the Day: Galactic

25 May

If you’re ready to get funked up, Galactic will do just that.  The New Orleans legends who were part of the inaugural Bonnaroo and a staple band throughout the decade long run of the festival return to bring some funk and jazz to the masses.  Exuding energy and pure happiness, Galactic shows are memorable for sure and just about always include surprise guests sitting in for a song or the whole show.  Knowing the grand stage of Bonnaroo, I think we can all rest assured this will be one performance to catch.

Sunday 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – What Stage

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Countdown to Bonnaroo: One Month Away!

9 May

Today is a great day; we are one month away from Bonnaroo! In honor of this, our countdown to the Roo gets things going with the artist who originally coined the term Bonnaroo, Dr. John.

Video: Ben & Jerry’s ‘Bonnaroo Buzz’ Release

1 Apr

Great creative :30 second spot by Ben & Jerry’s and Bonnaroo for the new Bonnaroo Buzz Ice Cream.  Music courtesy of Galactic – “Muss The Hair.”

Trombone Shorty

8 Sep

While I’ve always enjoyed jazz music, it wasn’t until earlier this year when I was captivated by the HBO show Treme that I felt a major craving for New Orleans jazz, blues and funk.  Low and behold I came across Trombone Shorty who at 24 has already released six albums and is a hero in The Big Easy.   Trombone Shorty brings jazz, funk, rock, soul and some hip-hop to the table and delivers a wonderful sound that you can listen to for hours.  Take a look at the video below, view his website and most importantly, listen to his music.

www.TromboneShorty.com