New Orleans Musicians

  • Giuda Brings Glam Rock to the Big Easy

    Giuda Brings Glam Rock to the Big Easy

    In 2007, Italian rock band Giuda emerged in the music scene with the charisma of their early punk predecessors and the stomping energy of 1970's glam rock 'n rollers. With a retro...

  • Bourbon Street Blues: What It's Like Being A Bourbon Street Musician

    Bourbon Street Blues: What It's Like Being A Bourbon Street Musician

    Bourbon Street is named after a royal family of France, but these days, it's not a place associated with regality. The notorious 13-block street was a residential area for the...

  • Aaron Neville Tells It Like It Is

    Aaron Neville Tells It Like It Is

    In late 1966, when a song titled "Tell It Like It Is" exploded onto the pop music scene and quickly shot up to #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #1 on Billboard's Hot R&B surveys,...

  • A Conversation with Anders Osborne on Learning the Buddha Blues and More

    A Conversation with Anders Osborne on Learning the Buddha Blues and More

    About twenty years ago or so, my dad took me to what I now know to be French Quarter Fest. Truth be told, I don't really recall many specifics about that day, except for one....

  • The Lost Bayou Ramblers: Not Just Fiddling Around

    Lost Bayou Ramblers: Not Just Fiddling Around

    If you live in South Louisiana, you are probably familiar with Cajun music. And if you know Cajun music, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of the Lost Bayou...

  • From Playing Empty Rooms to Headlining Voodoo: The Rise of The Revivalists

    From Playing Empty Rooms to Headlining Voodoo: The Rise of The Revivalists

    As you eagerly scrolled through the Voodoo Fest lineup on your phone the day the acts were announced, you were probably not expecting a local band to be billed so high, especially...

  • A Short History of New Orleans Jazz

    A Short History of New Orleans Jazz

    New Orleans would never have produced its most famous musical expression had it not been for a confluence of seemingly unrelated events. Difficult economic times and a growing...

  • Little Freddie King Has The Blues

    Little Freddie King Has The Blues

    Little Freddie King may be the very last of the great bluesmen. A true Mississippian who fell in love with the city and did whatever he could to get here and become a renowned...

  • Trombone Shorty is Not Short on Sound

    Trombone Shorty is Not Short on Sound

    Troy Andrews was born to be a star. Hailing from the Treme neighborhood, the man who would come to be known as Trombone Shorty grew up surrounded by music. His family members are...

  • Gov't Mule Has Something To Say

    Gov't Mule Has Something To Say

    Riding on the heels of their latest album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, Gov’t Mule’s guitarist, Warren Haynes, describes his experiences in New Orleans...

  • Louisiana Man Doug Kershaw

    Louisiana Man Doug Kershaw

    Some people might think that multi-instrumentalist Doug Kershaw got his start in 1969 when he was appearing on nationally aired TV shows and touring with people like Eric Clapton...

  • Album Review: The Quaalords ? <em>The Quaalords</em>

    Album Review: The Quaalords – The Quaalords

    The Quaalords – The Quaalords Nosferotica White Tear Big Fang Carnage Osso Bucco Thermal City  Torch Song for a...

  • Amanda Shaw: All Grown-Up

    Amanda Shaw: All Grown Up

    Since the tender age of eight, Amanda Shaw has been exciting audiences throughout south Louisiana, the nation, and the world with her vivacious performances. The fiery young woman...

  • A Conversation with Henry Butler...

    A Conversation with Henry Butler...

    Photos by Tim Ellis/French Quarter Photography In late March, Henry Butler performed for the first time since his three weeks of cancer treatments in Germany....

  • A Conversation with Aaron Neville

    A Conversation with Aaron Neville

    “Where y’at?” Aaron Neville asked with a chuckle. “That’s a New Orleans thing.”  Neville knows all things New Orleans. Even though...

  • A Tribute To Allen Toussaint

    A Tribute To Allen Toussaint

    If it's true what they say about a person's life being measured by the volume of their body of work, then Allen Toussaint's place in that pantheon is...

  • Are You With Me? - An Interview with Cowboy Mouth's Fred LeBlanc

    An Interview with Cowboy Mouth's Fred LeBlanc

    The name of the band is Cowboy Mouth, which is the enthusiastic chant you will hear as Cowboy Mouth’s animated drummer and frontman, Fred Leblanc, leads his exuberant crowd...

  • 5 Up and Coming Local Musicians

    5 Up and Coming Local Musicians

    As a junior at Loyola University of New Orleans, a school known for its emphasis on musical studies along with the uncommon Music Industries major, I’ve heard many different...

  • Ones to Watch

    Ainsley Matich and the Broken Blues

    It all starts with a lesson. Few musicians have their careers without one. For Ainsley Matich of Ainsley Matich and the Broken Blues, her fire for music was lit as a child by a...

  • Ruby and the Rogues

    Ruby and the Rogues

    Ruby and the Rogues have a history together, feeling that click musically and personally, always finding their way back to one another. As lead singer and guitarist Ruby Rendrag...

  • Alfred Banks

    Alfred Banks

    My first show at the venue Gasa Gasa in 2012, I went to see the well-known artist/rapper Mickey Factz who was performing with an artist/rapper I was not familiar with. Throughout...

  • The Tomb of Nick Cage

    The Tomb of Nick Cage

    Every now and then a band with a unique perspective and a fresh take on a scene comes out of our city. Right now, that band is the up-and-coming The Tomb of Nick Cage. After...

  • Maggie Bell

    Maggie Belle

    A few days before they started recording their new EP, Runnin’ Out, Maggie Belle sat down for an interview with Where Y’at to discuss recording, favorite memories...

  • The Meters Return

    The Meters Return

    New Orleans' premier funk band, The Meters, is reuniting at Jazz Fest this year. The stellar musicians talked to Where Y'at about their early influences and how important the music...

  • The Meters Return Full Interview

    The Meters Return Full Interview

    To listen to The Meters is to feel New Orleans. Well into their fifth decade now, their music has funkified beautifully and has been heralded the world over. Years back that Fab...

  • Not Just Skin Deep

    Amanda Shaw: Not Just Skin Deep

    One of our greatest cultural exports from Louisiana the past few years has been a little taste of Cajun, Country and Rock and Roll. I managed to get Amanda Shaw, busy as ever, in...

  • OTRA on Rhythm

    OTRA on Rhythm

    What fascinates me about music is that it speaks to every person on earth, and if it doesn't, they don't deserve ears. We can all find a groove that we like, something that makes...

  • 40 Years of BeauSoleil

    40 Years of BeauSoleil

    An Interview with Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil  The last time I saw BeauSoleil was a decade ago at the Liberty Theater in Eunice, LA. They were performing on a Saturday...

  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    There is nothing quite like a night when a band radiates an unstoppable creative energy onto the crowd. You start to dance, they increase the groove and then the music puts you...

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