Friday, April 29, 2011

Blogger Sucks, Jackie Greene, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Stone Temple Pilots, New Deal

The famed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest starts this weekend and then continues next weekend.  While I could not find a video webcast, I did see that WWOZ, a great radio station in New Orleans, will be broadcasting live audio from the fest.  Things get underway about noon our time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Here is the lineup on WWOZ (so far) for this weekend:
  • Derek Douget
  • Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans
  • MASHUP featuring Terence Higgins, Ike Stubblefield, and Grant Green, Jr.
  • Connie Jones & Crescent City AllStars
  • Anat Cohen Quartet
  • The Golden Striker Trio featuring Ron Carter, Mulgrew Miller, and Russell Malone
  • Haitian – New Orleans Connection featuring Emeline Michel, Dr. Jean Montès, and Dr. Michael White
  • The Tenor Sax Woodshed featuring Christian Winther and Charlie Gabriel
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory
  • Robert Cray
  • Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest
  • Traditional Jazz Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Barbara Shorts, Mathilda Jones, Danielle E. Wilson, and Cynthia Girtley

 So there you go.  A little jazz, a little blues, a little gospel, a little Haitian, a little zydeco - just like New Orleans itself.
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OK this is as much as Blogger saved.  I had a nice long blog done with all sorts of fun videos.  Took me about an hour and a half.  Then Blogger crapped out and the above paragraphs are all it saved.  Its supposed to save the blog automatically every two minutes or so.  F**K YOU, BLOGGER!

So instead you are going to get a quick rundown of what's going on this week because I can't stay up until 2 in the morning.

Jackie Greene - Capital Ale House - Friday night


Carolina Chocolate Drops - The National - Sunday night


Stone Temple Pilots - Innsbrook - Wednesday night
Click HERE for the video for the underrated, kinda psychedelic "Sour Girl".  I can't embed it.

The New Deal - The National - Wednesday night.


Go see them all.

And again, F**K YOU, BLOGGER!

Tony Jordan