Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:30 am
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Dr. John knows New Orleans like no one else. The gritty, growly music legend boasts a lengthy career, during which he's perfected a blend of New Orleans voodoo blues, funk and rock 'n' roll. Locked Down, his latest album — produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach — was released earlier this year.
Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:39 am
Kermit Ruffins, seen frequently on HBO's <em>Treme</em>, performs around town in New Orleans every week with his band, the BBQ Swingers.
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In this edition of Sense of Place's New Orleans edition, it's all about Treme. The HBO series sets in stark relief the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as it follows the stories of a group of individuals, many of whom were inspired by real Crescent City residents, or are played by local actors.
Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:40 pm
Quintron (at left, in suit and shorts) conducts while Lady Tambourine plays at The Music Box on Saturday night.
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I'm spending June in New Orleans, digging into the soft wet earth of American music. A week in, I feel like I've barely begun to explore. The minute I try to say what draws me to New Orleans music, I realize that the core of it is always changing. It's not just the variety, though I love that in the first few days here, I caught classic blues on Frenchmen Street, a wild bounce night downtown, my longtime favorite Susan Cowsill singing Dusty Springfield covers in the Garden District, and a brass band on the corner in the French Quarter.