Be sure to check our Music Calendar for all our upcoming shows. These are just a FEW of our upcoming shows, along with some from the past - some will be re-appearing very soon! LOOK FOR BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM LINKS TO BUY TICKETS TO PRE-SALE SHOWS! OTHER SHOWS WILL HAVE TICKETS AT THE DOOR. We do not take reservations - seating is first come, first served - come early and grab dinner!
Paul Sanchez was born across the street from the Mississippi River on Tchoupitoulas & Soraparu in a part of New Orleans referred to as the Irish Channel. Raised on First and Constance by his mother Sylvia in a working class Catholic neighborhood German, Italian and Irish immigrants. His father, Joe "Black" Sanchez was born in White Castle, Louisiana and raised in Delacroix Island, Louisiana who had come to New Orleans as a boy after the flood of 1927. In January of 2010 OffBeat Magazine gave Paul three Best Of The Beat Awards. Songwriter of the Year, Best Song of the Year for Hey God and Best Folk/Rock Album for Stew Called New Orleans. His latest release, Farewell To Storyville, Threadhead Records, is Sanchez stripped down to the bone.www.paulsanchez.com
Occapella is a loving stroll through the fabulous songbook of Mr Allen Toussaint, with Cleary having fun fooling around with styles yet obviously keeping the whole affair resolutely New Orleans. With Toussaint the range of choice is huge, and one could easily see how a second or third album could follow this, such is the quantity of top tunes on offer.
It’s a short album, yet comprises 12 tracks, which makes its approach punchy – no real stretch out solos here, and much of the playing is by Cleary himself – including drums, bass, guitars, keys, percussion and of course a whole bunch of vocals.http://www.neworleansinlondon.com/home/2012/10/31/occapella-jon-cleary/
The Mercy Brothers are a new Hillbilly Gospel outfit dreamed up by Kevin Sekhani and Mark Meaux of the Bluerunners. The Mercy Brothers were born to bring audiences the news by way of songs of faith and devotion, love and despair, singing songs of the spirit from both sides. A Holy Ghost explosion!
Kevin and Mark are currently readying songs for their debut release and getting some shows to the people. Rounding out the Mercy Brothers lineup are the likes of Greg Walls, Garland Theriot, Cal Stevenson, and Andrew Duplantis.www.mercybrothers.com
MIKE ZITO ROYAL BLUES JAM
Monday, April 29, @ 11
Tickets at the door.
What the Critics say…….
…his fiery Strat playing elevates each and every song, as do the swallow-your-emotions vocals. –Vintage Guitar
…one of the finest, most creative musicians on the competitive blues-roots scene. –Blues Revue Magazine
His music flows into the veins and moves the body in ways that can only be described as free and wild… –Jazz Times
You're invited to join WWNO and Chickie Wah Wah on the last Thursday of each month for SpeakEasy, our new series where we discuss topics of interest to the region in a casual style.
It's a great way to meet other WWNO listeners, as well as some of the voices you hear on the air every day.
It's free and all are welcome.
Creole String Beans
Thursday, March 21, 28 and April 4 @ 8:00 P.M.
Creole String Beans are THE classic New Orleans Party Band. With exceptional taste in song selection and a repertoire that ranges from Fats Domnino to Duke Ellington and NRBQ, the 'Beans are able to take their devoted dance fans to dangerous altitudes of twistin'n'shoutin' ecstasy with high energy and melodic finesse. Called "the best tasting band in New Orleans" by Chef John Besh, The Creole String Beans have defined a new era in 21st Century "Y'at Rock" on stages from the New Orleans Jazz Fest to back-o-town. .