Saturday, May 31, 2014

Last Day of May Music News You Can Use

Saturday live music in New Orleans includes John Boutte @ d.b.a.

It's Festival Weekend in New Jersey

Some jazz memorabilia needs a new home

A musical sendoff for a Pennsylvania seminary

How Blues Music grew from improvised instruments

The luckiest bloke since Ringo Starr?

Los Lobos head to CT

It's Oyster Fest time in New Orleans

Another report from the Hawaiian Grammys

And some new Stupid Music from Johnny Angel and Helldorado

Friday, May 30, 2014

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove update us on Friday live music in the Big Easy


A preview of this year's Northampton Beer Festival

Hawaiian music comes to East Tennessee

Aiming for equal royalties in digital radio

Sir Paul is on the mend

A visit to the Tenor Guitar Capitol of the world

The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Fest moves to a new venue

While it's also almost time for the New Orleans Shakespeare Fest

And New Jersey's Mahwah Museum gets ready to celebrate Les Paul's 99th Birthday

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Thursday live music in New Orleans includes Kermit Ruffins @ Mother-in-Law Lounge

Visiting the grave of Jelly Roll Morton

Blue Note Records turns 75

Vermont's biggest Jazz Fest gets underway Friday in Burlington

Upcoming Slack Key Music on Kaua'i

A preview of this weekend's 5th and Blues Jam Fest in Tampa

Marcia Ball sighting

Susan Tedeschi talks Fenway Park

Previewing this year's Danbury Fields Forever Fest

And Santa Monica's summer concert series will tone down this year

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt gets ready to head to the Roller Derby

Hump Day Music in New Orleans includes Shifty + The Young Moms @ AllWays Lounge

A preview of this weekend's Emerald Ookelele Festival

A photographer captures Candid Cash

Pat Martino sighted,0,6636202.story

A new acoustic guitar from Martin

AXS TV announces its summer 2014 schedule

The George Formby of South Africa?

"Where Y'at?"

And introducing a nifty new guitar pickup

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Music News You Can Use

Thank to to those who have served, are now serving, and those who will serve in the future. And a big "Semper Par" to all of the Coasties out there!

Memorial Day live music in New Orleans includes Marine Corps Band New Orleans @ Northshore Harbor

Bringing Bluegrass to the Plains

A sighting of the Jake Leg Jug Band!

Governors Island opens for the season

A preview of this week's Technopolis Fest in Greece

A report from day 2 of Sasquatch! 2014

A guitar-only national anthem?

Hurray for the Riff-Raff

A report from Saturday night's Hoku Awards in Hawai'i

And James Cotton is still blowing Blues fans away

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Sunday's live music in New Orleans includes Pfister Sisters @ The Spotted Cat

Some upcoming jazz events in Denver

Helping to keep music in schools

Remembering Little Walter

Remembering 50 years ago, when The Beatles went to Australia

Playing "Guitar With Wings"

A preview of today's Ookelele Picnic in Hawai'i

Checking out this year's Greek Festival in New Orleans

Previewing next week's Lagos Jazz Festival

And Pete knows Best

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Gone Fishin'

Back Sunday!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Thursday's live music in New Orleans includes Barbarella Blue @ The Note

Building guitars for future generations

Los head to Baton Rouge

George Formby inspires a Boston teenager

Sir Paul is ailing

"The Life of Riley" hits the theaters

Checking out the new park on G.I.

While the Governor's Ball on Randall Island gets ready for 2014

Time for yet another music festival in New Orleans

And Pigboy Crabshaw heads to Tahoe

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Midweek Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about this week in 1961, when he and the other K-POI Poi Boys celebrated their first anniversary with a 343 pound cake

An O'ahu choir heads to Kaua'i

Blues music you can dance to

Vintage Trouble is on a mission

Checking out this year's Healdsburg Jazz Fest

While this year's Hyde Park Jazz Fest goes back to the future,0,1816435.column

Los Lobos sign on for next month's big Johnny Cash Fest in Ventura

12 songs given new life on soundtracks

Checking out the latest Steel Guitar fest in Oklahoma

And understanding your fingerboard

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday Music News You Can Use

Tuesday's live music in New Orleans includes Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys @ Blue Moon Saloon

A preview of the 2014 Seoul Jazz Festival

All aboard the Durango Blues Train!

Ronnie Earl gets ready to Broadcast again

Deconstructing a classic bit from "SCTV"

Ookelele Music, Fairbanks-Style

Meet the Overhead Travel Guitar

For those who didn't have the $657,000...

Music and Method merge

And the Foo Fighters invade Preservation Hall in the French Quarter!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Sunday live music in New Orleans includes Wendy Darling at Brazil Taco Truck

Newport Jazz is expanding

A big lineup for this year's Magic City Blues

A Tulsa micro-radio station plans to expand

Elvis wasn't the first to steal black music

The voyaging canoe from Hawai'i begins its latest journey

The guitar doorbell

Glastonbury tickets are selling like crazy on ebay

A classic Clapton album gets an audiophile release

And a preview of summer Folk and Country music here in New England

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Today's live music in NOLA includes Russell Batiste & Friends at Rivershack Tavern

Sunday music in the park in Las Cruces

A preview of this year's Five Points Jazz Festival

Previewing next weekend's Blythe River Blues Festival

Yet another Ookelele world record attempt

A new guitar store opens in North Dakota

A preview of this year's Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago

And more Beatles news from Marinucci

Paul Sanchez puts his new band to work

And 14 of the best sunshine-filled songs that scream summer

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday Music News You Can Use

A day later than usual. Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about this week in 1969, when Led Zeppelin made their Hawai'i debut. Tix were $4.50

Thursday live music in New Orleans includes Jumbo Shrimp @ The Spotted Cat

Ronnie Earl hears some good news in Memphis

Time for SLO

Jake meets some plucky students

Dave Matthews donates a guitar to a good cause

While a hop-shaped guitar is also going on the auction block

And Wye Oaks' new album has no guitars whatsoever!

A preview of the upcoming WIRRAL Fest

And Jonny Two Bags get some high-octane help onstage in LA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about nothing, because he's apparently at a luau this week

New Orleans live music for Hump Day includes the weekly Cajun Jam at the Blue Moon Saloon

"It's Not Only Rock 'n' Roll"

A legendary guitar brand gets back in tune

While Metallica are having a guitar auction

How to play "Truckin' My Blues Away" on the Ookelele

This year's SB Jazz has a star-studded lineup

Los Lobos do Johnny Cash

A preview of the 33rd American Music Festival

Larry Carlton has guitar, will travel

And a look at the 2014 Americana Music Award nominees

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Saturday's live New Orleans Music includes Big Sam's Funky Nation at the World's Largest Crawfish Boil, which celebrates Zatarain's 125th birthday

A report from this week's Blues Music Awards

Tony Bennett sighting

Ron Carter writes a book and has a birthday party

Essentially Ellington turns 19

A George Harrison Rickenbacker heads to auction

A new guitar exhibit at Honolula's Bishop Museum

A preview of this weekend's Might Uke Fest in Michigan

The New Orleans Festival season is just starting

And celebrating the 45th anniversary of George Harrison's "Electronic Sound"

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

In this week's exciting installment, Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about the Pipeline Cafe DJ Reunion

Live Hump Day music in NOLA includes Monty Banks at Bombay

Another recap from JazzFest

Along with another photo gallery

The Caz Brothers cancel another show

The debut of Blues By the Bay

The Two Brothers Summer Fest announces its 2014 lineup

Carry a guitar stand in your pocket

Here's the lineup for the 2014 Adelaide International Guitar Festival

And here's the trailer for the restored "A Hard Day's Night"

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Music News You Can Use

JazzFest has ended, but there's still plenty of music today in New Orleans, including Charmaine Neville @ Snug Harbor

Kid's Opera at JazzFest

While Terrance Blanchard closed out his stage with a bang

And trombonist Sam Williams pooped the question, onstage

And the Cottonmouth Kings were there as well

Not to mention the Foxtrot!

Roland Cazimero falls ill on stage in Mau'i...the diagnosis is Walking Pneumonia

Los Lobos bring East L.A. to Griffith Park

A new Ookelele Orchestra for the visually impaired in England

And Trusty Guitar overhauls its website

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Old Man Saturday Music News You Can Use

11 years ago this morning, New Hampshire lost its State Symbol

Live WWOZ broadcasts from JazzFest today include Al Jarreau

Flow Tribe open Weekend 2

And Sleepy Man Banjo Boys were there too

Naomi Neville talks Mac Rebennack

And Brasil was also represented well

New Stupid Music from Greg Ashley

May Day Music in the 50th State

Ringo wants to "Cut You Loose"

Another case of Los + Los

And the first report from this years Beale Street Blues Fest

Friday, May 2, 2014

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

Aloha Friday live broadcasts from JazzFest feature John Mooney and Bluesiana, as well as the always-entertaining Charmaine Neville

Signing at JazzFest

Anais St. John makes her JazzFest debut

While the first act of the day always has a hard time drawing a crowd

Lei Day on Mau'i with the Caz Bros happens tonight

Dennis Kamakahi gets a NY Times obit

Abbey Road (briefly) opens its doors

D'Adarrio wants to make its guitar strings on Long Island

Steve Berlin talks Ed

And a preview of this year's Jazz Lawn Party on Governors Island

Thursday, May 1, 2014