Exclusive interviews with musicians of Louisiana, covering their music scene and music industry professionals worldwide.
Steeped in the rich Cajun heritage of southern Louisiana, Poisson Rouge perpetuates a message and a way of life under threat of extinction. Descendants of French ex-patriots from Nova Scotia, those that came to settle in Louisiana became known as Cajuns, or les Cadiens. Join us as we delve into the Acadian/ Creole heritage and the folkways that subsequently developed. Learn about a vibrant community and its traditions, as well as this band's sound and the many Louisiana festivals they play every year.
The Indelible Robert Snow
Raised among musicians, his father, his uncle, and his cousins played an integral part in his entry into music. He began playing second chair coronet at McMain High School and came up being shown that to be a real musician, your talent transcended genres. Through necessity, he eventually found his way to the upright bass and the electric bass. He gigs more than any musician I know. Some of his past bands include King James and the Special Men, The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and the Abitals. He currently plays in The Cotton Mouth Kings, The Mighty Melatauns, The Smokehouse Trio, Little Freddie King, and The Franklin Avenue Underpass. He has seven records out running the gamut from trad jazz, to swing jazz, latin, rock, blues, and funk. Some of the many places he can be found performing include the Gazebo on Decatur, BJ's in the Bywater, and the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen. You can find his music at the Louisiana Music Factory and on Spotify. He is simultaneously humble, fascinating, and immeasurably talented. Join us as we get to know Robert and discuss his projects, current and future.
Once a professional wedding photographer, Charles Dye took the plunge into the music photography world. Now his work is featured in Offbeat Magazine. His subjects include such notable artists as Rocking Dopsie, Grammy nominee Corey Ledet, Down, Papa Mali, Galactic, Crowbar, Johnathan "Boogie" Long, and Dash Rip Rock as well as up-and-coming musicians like Lauren Cook, Truman Holland, Blackwater Canal, and Gristnam.
OCD Recording & Production
Duane Simoneaux has owned and operated OCD Recording & Production in Metairie for fourteen years. Hear about how he built his studio, what he uses, and how he works with bands. Among his extensive list of projects are Crowbar, Exhorder, Blackwater Canal, Konstricted, Misled, Spacemetal, Wicked River Rising, Sun God Seven, Motoriot, Intrepid Bastards, Bad Grass, and so many more.
Blackwater Canal is a new metal band in Louisiana comprised of four veterans and is sure to shake up the scene. Also included is behind the scenes audio after the interview. Members' previous projects include - Singer: Blake Lowery, Exit 39, Gravel Face, Pig Knukkle. Guitarist: Jay Gracianette, Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, Sinkhole. Bassist: Steven Sessum, Krooked Halo, Silent Trust. Drummer: Brian Ordoyne, Dang Bruh Y
Jimmy Anselmo of Jimmy’s Music Club
Jimmys Music Club opened on Willow St. in uptown New Orleans with its first act Lil Queenie and the Percolators. From there it featured live acts such as The Neville Brothers, The Sheiks, Dr. John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Muddy Waters, Black Flag, Foghat, Greg Allman, Dead Kennedys, and so many more national acts. It was a New Orleans staple in the music scene and an integral part of its culture. Join us as we sit with Jimmy and learn of his life and the club that did it all. Neworleansmusicians.com