2015 is the year of the Mardi Gras Indian Queen in New Orleans, and WWOZ and the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame are partnering to bring you a rare look inside this unique New Orleans Tradition, interviewing a different Mardi Gras Indian Queen every month. In the March edition, we talk with Rita Johnson.
In the third WWOZ video profile of New Orleans buskers, we get to know Doreen Ketchens. "Queen Clarinet" has traveled the world playing music, but you can usually catch her act Th-Sunday outside Rouses on Royal Street.
The Cubes are out for Jazz Fest 2015. Why do we love Jazz Fest so much? It has the world's greatest music lineup, a dizzying array of amazing food and drink, and the warm happy vibe of family reunion.
Piano Night is 'OZ's flagship benefit event and a tradition among lovers of New Orleans music. On Piano Night 2015, which happens April 27 at the HOB, we'll be honoring Henry Butler. The lineup so far includes the Robert Glasper Experiment, Joey Alexander, Ike Stubblefield, Nigel Hall, Jorge Luis Pacheco, Brian Coogan, Joe Krown, Meghan Swartz, and Kyle Roussel.
The 16th annual Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square lineup is underway, featuring local artists and food and drink vendors. The series continues through May. Each show is free to attend and runs from 5-8pm.
Are you one of those 'OZilians dying to get your hands on the slab o' brass? You can do so at LFM during French Quarter Fest, at the station April 20-23; click through for details and more options.
We're all looking forward to our favorite crawfish dishes at Jazz Fest: Crawfish Bread, Crawfish Monica, etc, etc. In the meantime, try this home-made crawfish boudin made with
crawfish tails, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic, fresh parsley and rice stuffed into natural hog casings.