Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Midweek Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about Bruno Mars

Nigeria's greatest export?

R.I.P. to the great Pete Seeger

A preview of this year's Chicago Blues Festival

Sales of Ookeleles double in 2 years

A rare UK Beatles album goes on the market

Starkey and his All Starrs are touring the US again this year

How to install a soundhole pickup

The Hawaiian Music Masters Series comes to Irvine

And Aaron Neville talks Doo-Wop

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday Music News You Can Use

Today's chords: "Inside of My Guitar"

A guide to Super Bowl Week music in New York City and vicinity

Loving the Oldness of New Orleans

At the GRAMMY Awards, Hawaiian Music comes up short

A new series from PRS Guitars

While Taylor also has new stuff

More on the first visit by The Beatles to D.C.

Wynton Marsalis concludes his lecture series

Hawai'i and its role in the movies explored in a new book

And meet Funky Knuckles

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Music News You Can Use

Neko Case is today's music headliner in New Orleans

Yet more on the New Orleans noise ordinance

A Georgia luthier finds his calling

Starkey sighted with Yoko at The Grammys

Ookeleles hit a sweet note

A preview of this year's NBA All-Star Weekend

Upcoming live Jazz in Denver

Black Blues History in Toledo

Exploring the music of the Mohawk Valley

And a roundup of the country music at this year's GRAMMY Awards

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Sunday music picks in New Orleans include some Mardi Gras Indians

A look ahead to some February Jazz in Denver

The Peabody Blues Sessions finally get their due

What did The Beatles do?

A new gadget from Schecter Guitar Research

A preview of tonight's GRAMMY Awards

From gardeners to Rock 'n' Roll Ookelele Players

"Walking Dead" actress Emily Kinney sings, too

Meet this year's Blues Challenge winners

And Jake Shimabukuro gets ready to tour California

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sub-Zero Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Wow, the temp just went up 5 degrees in 30 minutes-from 5 below Zero to Zero!

Unce Tom Moffatt Gabs about "The Professor"

New Orleans' Mother-in-Law Lounge gets a new life

Remembering 50 years ago, when D.C. got its first look at The Beatles

Dave Grohl will close out this year's GRAMMY awards with a superjam

While PBS will be running "Bob-Fest" in March

Ookeleles are tiptoeing into music classrooms

Checking out NAMM 2014

Newport Jazz announces its 2014 lineup

Dr. John, who will be among those at Newport Jazz, will also headline this year's Baton Rouge Blues Festival

And music picks for today in The Big Easy include keyboardist Joe Krown at Rock 'n' Bowl

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Snow Day

Back on Monday!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Happy Birthday to NRBQ trombonist Donn Adams

Jazz Fest Time at Purdue

Ray Benson talks Stupid Music

A new scholarship for Hawaiian Music is endowed

Here comes the Grandson

The Instrument That Rocked the World

Didn't she used to be in SCTV?

Living Wright

A preview of this year's Hangout Music Fest

And the lineup for the Governors Ball is announced

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Halfway through the coldest month!

Uncle Tom Moffatt is Gabbin'

JazzFest in New Orleans unveils its 2014 list of performers, and it's a good one

Nick Moss sighting

Shemekia Copeland finds her voice,0,6037413.column

Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer is hitting the road

Paul and Ringo will perform at the GRAMMY Awards next month

While Stevie Nicks remembers George

Where to experience Hawai'i in the Bay Area

A digital age of musical pirates

And the Joys of Rambling

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stormy Tuesday Music News You Can Use

An early preview of JazzFest 2014 in New Orleans. The music lineup will be announced today

A peek at next weekend's Sunshine Music & Blues Festival in St. Pete

Behold the Harp-Guitar

Yet another story about Paul and Ringo

Checking out this year's Jamaica Jazz and Blues

Latest from the Rochester Chamber Music Society

Today's music highlights in New Orleans include the Yakiniku Allstars

New music from Japan

Chris Botti is still looking for his first hit

And New Orleans's Street Music is at risk

Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday the 13th Music News You Can Use

Monday music in New Orleans includes George Porter Jr. at The Maple Leaf and BeauSoleil guitarist David Doucet doing a solo gig at the Columns Hotel

Checking out this year's World Guitar Show in Marin

Johnny Depp gets ready to play George Formby

"I saw Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire on stage"

A new guitar store in Champaign

A roundup of some recent releases

A preview of this year's "Only in Louisiana" concert

Peter Cooper talks Earl Scruggs

me and thee has another great winter music lineup

And it's a new year for Bernaccia

Friday, January 10, 2014

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

Friday music in New Orleans includes an all-star Little Feat tribute, and a CD release party for Lena Prima, Louis' daughter

Time for this year's Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival

Igor Butman is back with the Moscow Jazz Orchestra

A new guitar store opens in Utica

Slade's Paul Cookson talks Ookelele

Blue Note Records-a passion for Jazz

A preview of next weekend's Ko Olina Children's Film & Music Festival

Happy 45th to the Allman Brothers Band

Jimmy Page hits the big 7-0

And the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra sez: "PLAY DAT!"

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Icy Thursday Music News You Can Use

Thursday music in New Orleans includes Buckwheat Zydeco at Rock 'n' Bowl

Who's playing at the 2014 Dubai Jazz Fest

A Father to a Son

A new Ookelele DVD

The Detroit Blues Society honors guitarist Jim McCartey

The latest Paul + Ringo Reunion Rumour

Straw Hats and Bow Ties

Musicians document cross-cultural history

Got that Swing

And speaking of Ringo, he's getting yet another award

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Frigid Tuesday Music News You Can Use

Jazz at Lincoln Center gets a $20 mil donation

The Blast Furnace Blues Fest announces its workshop lineup

A first peek at Starkey's new video for the PowerPuff Girls

A preview of this year's International Guitar Night in Folsom

New Orleans now has 2 Country music stations

A new Ookelele club in Britain

2 new Jazz biographies

Jools Holland sighted

How Robbie Robertson put the Blues into "The Wolf of Wall Street"

And Tuesday music picks in NOLA include ReBirth Brass Band at (where else?) The Maple Leaf

Monday, January 6, 2014

Stormy Monday Music News You Can Use

Remembering drummer Tommy Ardolino of NRBQ, who left us 2 years ago today

Today's music picks in New Orleans include Gal Holiday and Her Honky-Tonk Review

A look ahead to some Folk and Jazz in Scotland this year

Moyenne's joyful mix of Caribbean and African

Saint Blues Guitar Workshop turns 30

Remembering when Ray Davies was shot in New Orleans

Steyning gets Jazzed Up

A new Blues Guitar lesson

Jon Batiste heads to City Park

And R.I.P. to singer Jay Traynor, the original "Jay" of Jay and the Americans

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Congrats to the New Orleans Saints, who won a playoff game on the road Saturday night in Philadelphia. First time they've ever won a playoff game on the road!

Today's music in the Crescent City includes the Joe Krown Trio

All the right Keys

Celebrating the life of Tabby Thomas

A drummer remembers Phil Everly

Twitter helps a musician recover his guitar

Turned out nice

More on the never-ending New Orleans Noise Ordinance story

5 things Jazz can teach us about job success

What's on Toronto's music agenda for early 2014

And songs from the guitar of Milos

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow Day

Back on Saturday! Stay warm!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First Day of 2014 Music News You Can Use

Hot Music for NYD in New Orleans includes Fly-by-Radio at the House of Blues

Previewing January music in Chicago

Checking out this year's Anti-Freeze Blues Fest

Mark Rivera sighted with his ex-boss Billy Joel

Vic Flick will get a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guitar Museum

Steve Hackett announces a new Genesis Extended Tour

Bakithi Kumalo sighted...last time I saw him live, he hugged me as he came off the stage!

Keith Spera plays his favorite New Orleans Music of 2013

A community radio station in Dayton expands its music library

And looking at the migration of gospel quartets