Friday, February 28, 2014

Last Day of February Music News You Can Use

Mardi Gras Friday music in New Orleans includes The Revivalists at Tipitina's

A look at the Carolina Jazz Society

Previewing March Music at The Dakota

Keb' Mo' sighted in Aspen

How Bristol could become the New Orleans of the U.K.

Meet gTar

An arrest is made in a rare guitar theft in Chicago

Info on today's Ranny Reeve Fest

A 1989 Soul and Blues celebration recalled

And a look ahead to March festivals in and around New Orleans

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday Music News You Can Use

R.I.P. to Andalusian flamenco guitar great Paco de Lucia, who was only 66

Thursday music picks in New Orleans include Reckless Perry

Berkeley's Jazzschool changes its name

Blues musicians take over Saskatoon

A first peek at this year's Lowell Summer Music Series in MA

Harold Ramis' 10 greatest comedy bits

Guitarist Bill Frissell heads to Vermont

One sound, one heartbeat

Harvey Weinstein wants to turn The Beatles into...Aliens

And Ben Jaffe talks Preservation Hall

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Back to a full plate!

In this week's Gab-Fest, Uncle Tom Moffatt remembers this week in 1974, when Harry Belafonte came to town

Wills Power!

The 7th Gray Sky Blues & Music Fest announces its lineup

A preview of the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise

A preview of this weekend's 47th Green County Jazz Festival

The Redlands Bowl announces its 2014 lineup

Dave Thomas remembers his SCTV colleague Harold Ramis

Sheet Music strums up Big Business

The David Lynch Foundation will honor Rick Rubin this year

And today's music picks in NOLA include The New Orleans Suspects at the Maple Leaf

Monday, February 24, 2014

02-24-14 Music News You Can Use

Monday music picks in New Orleans include pianist Jon Cleary at The Maple Leaf

Previewing this year's 8th annual Lewis & Clark Jazz Festival

The Calgary Blues Music Association is singing a happy tune

A look ahead to this year's Folk on the Oak

Rick Springfield sighting

Parenting, and all that Jazz

A new book about Chicago drummer Jimmi Mayes

The Big Easy salutes 20 years of Bayou City Blues

TTB: Strength in numbers

And Robben Ford spends A Day in Nashville

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Sunday music picks in New Orleans include the Joe Krown Trio

Portland comes of age as a Jazz destination

The Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival wraps up its first year

When The Beatles met the boxer who became Muhammad Ali

While Mike Love annoys with a new song about George Harrison

Brown's Guitar Factory strikes Gold

A report from this year's Kurt Cobain Day

Johnny Winter Talks Story

Jazz in the Meadows gets ready for its 29th year

And New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp has decided to take another year off

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Saturday's music picks in New Orleans include Robert Randolph

Win tickets to Bob Wills' Birthday Party!

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra gets ready to build its new home

A new documentary about B.B. King

While the Dave Matthews Band makes a new video with Hugh Masekela

Weekend music picks on Mau'i

Traveling to the Isle of Man for a celebration of acoustic guitar

The Sun City Ookelele Society welcomes George Costanza's dead fiancee

Checking out workshops at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

And WWOZ in New Orleans is launching a second channel featuring all-New Orleans Music

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Thursday music picks in New Orleans include Neutral Milk Hotel

Willie talks Stupid Music

Linking Music and Language

Stanley Clarke hits the road to New Hampshire and Vermont

A preview of next month's Pickles Blues Extravaganza

Notes from a guitar artisan

A buyer's guide to bags and cases

A benefit is on tap for New Orleans musicians

The Jazz pianist still messing with our minds

And yet another update on Noise in the Big Easy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Another foot of snow yesterday...

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about Shirley Temple Black, whose husband was assistant to the President of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company

Midweek music picks in New Orleans includes Stupid Music from Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys at Rock 'n' Bowl

The 37th Carolina Jazz Festival kicks off this week

John Mayall is headed to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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George Harrison's "Wonderwall Music" gets a new life

"Bob-Stock" gets the Deluxe Treatment

Another new Guitar Gadget

Everything you need to know about the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival

And R.I.P. to DEVO co-founder and guitarist Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stormy Tuesday Music News You Can Use

This year's Playboy Jazz Festival will celebrate George Duke

Anchorage loses its iconic Blues club

A visit to this year's Waimea Town Celebration on Kaua'i

Meet Chroma

Gary Clark Jr. does the NBA All-Star Game

Checking out this year's Southern Steel Guitar Convention

Rhythms of Paris and New Orleans

A new "record" label is born,0,561217.story

Croz goes under the knife

And Tuesday music picks in New Orleans include Cibo Matto at One Eyed Jacks

Monday, February 17, 2014

President's Day Music News You Can Use

The Simply Jazz & Blues Festival goes online to raise funds

Bangalore's latest musical discoveries

Dance lessons in Greeley

St. Louis: a musical history

What's up with Los Lobos

John Abercrombie sighting

This week in music history

A preview of this Friday's Jazz Fest at Prairie State College

Vancouver loses a jazz club

And Britain welcomes  the return of Dave Edmunds

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Saturday music in New Orleans? It's All-Star Weekend!

Jazz with a touch of Pilaf

"We are musical maniacs"

A signed copy of "Meet the Beatles" goes up for auction

Tony Rice, Guitar Hero

Some famous sidemen finally get around to releasing their first solo albums

All those years ago

SCTV Monument update

Checking out the Seaside Jazz Festival

And a visit to Rosa's Lounge

Friday, February 14, 2014

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

Happy Valentine's Day!

Time to sign up for the 19th Connecticut Blues Challenge

Jazz listings for the next week in NYC

Valentine's Day concerts in Nashville

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar returns to Edmonds

More on making the Ookelele Hawaii's Official State Instrument

The Starr and the Skyy

Line 6 reinvents the guitar amplifier (again)

Boston's Outside the Box will take 2014 off

The new generation of Jazz

And Friday music picks in New Orleans includes the Carolina Chocolate Drops

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

BEATLES Sunday Music News You Can Use

Sunday music picks in NOLA include the Futurebirds

Fundraising starts for a new Bob Wills documentary

Staying true to the Blues' Black roots

Meet Third Stream Headwaters

Keola Beamer sighted

A John Lennon guitar goes on display

A move is on to make the Ookelele the official State Instrument of Hawai'i

Music in the Library

First report from this year's Blast Furnace Blues fest

And yet another update from Jamaica Jazz

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Saturday Music News You Can Use

New Orleans music for Saturday includes The Derailers at Rock n' Bowl

The Blind Boys of Alabama are winning new audiences,0,4640246.story

A preview of May's Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame activities

Another honor for Monterey

Benny Golson is young again

Dweezil Zappa sighting

Design your own guitar, and this startup will build it!

David Lynch remembers the dawn of Beatlemania

In defense of the Ookelele

And Hurray for the Riff Raff

Friday, February 7, 2014

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

Friday music in New Orleans includes Trey Anastasio @ House of Blues

Sammy Nestico, still making music at age 90

The 2014 Blues Music Awards finalists are announced Down Under

Ringo leaves Ozzie speechless

A preview of next week's Guitar Festival at the University of Louisiana in Monroe

Geoff Emerick remembers The Beatles in the recording studio

New York City Jazz listings for the coming week

"Winter Blues Heaven on Route 11"

Julian Lennon talks Beatles Babies

And in search of Jumbo Guitars

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt is Gabbing about "Jurassic Park 4" filming on O'ahu, and also flashes back to 1958, when Buddy Holly and The Crickets played Schofield Barracks-tickets cost 60 cents!

Hump Day music picks in New Orleans include Kid Merv

Dew Drop Jazz Hall announces its Spring music lineup

Delta Blues and Microbrews

LEAF gets funky

Starkey pops up on "Letterman"

A New Age musician claims daily contact with George Harrison

Learn to Uke

"Miles Davis and Gil Evans-Still Ahead"

And Art4Now unveils its 2014 New Orleans JazzFest poster

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Music News You Can Use

Important dates in Beatles History

The best jazz shows in NYC this month

Paul Rodgers sighted

A report from this weekend's Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake

Ringo and Paul return to the Ed Sullivan Theater

A preview of this year's All Angels Jazz Festival

"Porgy and Bess" returns to Broadway

From Loveland in Colorado, hand-crafted guitars

Kim Lytton finds fame in China

And flamenco guitarist  Jose “Chuscales” Valle Fajardo talks about caves

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 1st Music News You Can Use

The Shortest Month begins, and Pitchers and Catchers report in 2 weeks!

Saturday music picks in New Orleans include old friend Bill Kirchen at Chickie Wah Wah

Salt Lake City's Jazz Vespers turns 25

The Blasters are back

Another update from the 2014 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

Mistress of the Mix

Los Lobos will re-release their very first album

How George Harrison transformed Gretsch Guitars

Dueling Guitar Trios invade interior Alaska

A new gig for Hugh Masekela

And the House of Blues marks 20 years in New Orleans