Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last Day of August Music News You Can Use

4 months 'til New Year's Eve!

Sunday's live Muzit in New Orleans includes Chicken on the Bone with Reverend Rockefeller @ Old Opera House

The legacy of Black Prairie Blues

A report from the 2014 Coltrane International

Taking the Tuba above and beyond the Low End

The Babbacombe Cliff Railway celebrates its birthday with Ookeleles

A player from Japan wins the World Air Guitar Championship

Checking out the Rock America Music Fest in L.A.

Buffa's and its neighbors have a squabble

New music from Foo Fighters

And news from Arcade Fire

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about this week in 1966, when The Mother of All Wrestling matches took place at HIC

Midweek live Muzit in New Orleans includes Open Mike Night @ Buffa's

An early report from the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival

A preview of next month's Aloha Festivals

The top 5 places to learn Ookelele in Toronto

Another self-taught guitar maker

The Pres Hall Jazz Band hits the road again

More fun upcoming on Governors Island

A preview of next week's Hawaiian Cultural Fest in Seattle

And previewing the upcoming Niagara Falls Blues Festival

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Saturday live Muzit in New Orleans includes The Washboard Chaz Blues Trio @ Blue Nile

A preview of this weekend's Southern Maryland Blues Fest,0,6730591.story

Pigboy Crabshaw sighting

A long-lost Jim Henson animation is set to music

Jazz isn't dead in K.C.

Buddy Cage gets his stolen electric table back

Hindustani Raag on Hawaiian Slide Guitar?

Hugh Masekela all set to Jazz Up Misty

New Orleans and Essence will keep the festival going for another 5 years

And Los Lobos get ready to Pig Out in the Park

Friday, August 22, 2014

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

Friday's live muzit in New Orleans includes the MainLine Brass Band @ Blue Nile

There's something wonderful about Old Music

Time for yet another Ookelele Contest in Honalula

From Gin-sippin' to Guitar-totin'

The drummer in the new James Brown movie has New Orleans roots

More doings on G.I.

Sarah Dunn talks Stupid Music

On tour with ZZ Top and Jeff Beck

Stringing together guitar repair expertise

And Free Music Friday is back at Tipitina's

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about this week in 1974, when Boz Scaggs came to Honalula

Wednesday live muzit in New Orleans includes Uptown Jazz Orchestra @ Snug Harbor

New music from Leonard Cohen

Salzburg's alive with the sound of jazz

Apple will sell a digital guitar

The rebirth of Magnatone Amplifiers

How The Beatles made India fashionable

The 5 best covers of the "Save by the Bell" theme song

A report from last weekend's Jazz Lawn Party in my old backyard on Governors Island

And R.I.P. to jazz violinist John Blake Jr.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Music News You Can Use

New 1 TB hard drive installed, and we're off to the races!

Tuesday's live muzit in New Orleans includes The Paychecks @ Apple Barrel

An EMMY for the 50th anniversary Beatles show

A preview of this weekend's James Burton International Guitar Festival

How to get a fallen guitar pick out of your acoustic guitar

Would you rather be "Weird" Al or George Harrison?


Policing Sound

New Orleans hosts its first-ever Sushi Fest

A visit to Wally's Cafe in Boston's South End

And remembering when The Beatles played Suffolk Downs in August 1966

Monday, August 18, 2014

Gone Fishin'

Not really...adding a backup hard drive to the computer and am backing up the whole works.

Back on Tuesday!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Sunday live muzit in New Orleans includes Big Saul's Blues Band @ Vaso

Checking out New York City's Flame Festival

Al Jarreau sighting

KC honors Charlie Parker

Great American Blues Festival time

Martin Guitar's archivist goes back in time

50 years ago this week, Beatlemania invaded Vancouver

Michael Doucet talks Folk Music, both from Cuba and from Louisiana

The Utah Symphony heads for the rocks

And a check-in from Music Mountain 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Saturday's live muzit in New Orleans includes Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots @ Dos Jefes

Some Jazz and Chinese Music fireworks

A report from Music Mountain 2014

Time for this year's Montclair Jazz Fest in Jersey

While in Detroit...

Abita Springs Opry announces its fall lineup

John Mayall is heading to New Hampshire

Bob Dylan sighting

The traveling organ player blues

And last but not least, a report from the 2014 Bastard Sons of Black Oak Arkansas Guitar Festival!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Thursday's live muzit in New Orleans includes Travis "Trumpet Back" Hill and the Heart Attack @ Vaughan's Lounge

Reinventing The Wheel

Buffalo's Music Hall of Fame is adding a new class

A preview of this year's Jackson Rhythm and Blues Fest

Lazer Lloyd comes to L.A.

Baring their soul

Berklee announces the lineup for its Beantown Jazz Fest next month

Greg Rolie remembers Woodstock

Cumbria's biggest guitar show returns

And the latest from the Wellington International Ookelele Orchestra

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Midweek Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about the origin of the Aloha Shirt in 1920

Hump Day live muzit in New Orleans includes The Iguanas @ Algiers Ferry Dock

Another Ookelele song goes viral

Remembering Robin Williams' appearances on "SCTV"

Jeff Bridges, guitar hero?

Almost time for Brewsiana

Hogs for the Cause

The Sacramento Music Fest is short of cash

A final report from this year's Outside Lands Fest

And R.I.P. to guitar guitarist and teacher Andre Bush, who was only 45

Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Music News You Can Use

Welcome back! We're glad you made it!

Monday's live music in New Orleans includes Bubble Bath Bandits @ Banks Street Bar & Grill

Sad news from New Orleans too-R.I.P. to subdudes co-founder Johnny Ray Allen

Up for sale: The Beatles before Ringo

Hell on Earth discovered in Times Square

Billy Bragg wants guitars in prisons

30 years of The Red Hot Chili Peppers in 11 songs

A new George Harrison box set

Checking out Springfield's Jazz and Roots Festival

Tab Benoit sighted

And some party scenes from the Full Moon Festival on Governors Island

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Gone Fishin'

Back on Monday!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about this week in 1950

Midweek live muzit in New Orleans includes Royal Street Ramblers @ 21st Amendment

Some jewels of jazz take center stage

Troy, New York (where I grew up) gets its own Jazz Fest

Sunset Strip's House of Blues' days are numbered

Jackson Guitars introduces its 2014 line

And so does Gretsch

Ookelele Adoration

A new 3 stage venue in Houston

And like a jazz band, but 18th century

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Got Poi?

Saturday's live muzit in N'Awlins includes 5 back to back shows @ Buffa's

Southern Hospitality @ Musikfest,0,5753463.story

Hula + Drumming this weekend on Kaua'i

Jammin' Island Style

The war on New York's waterfront

A new film about Hula

Talking Blues with Guy Forsyth

Happy 10th to Calgary Blues

Another second line gets ready to roll

And a preview of some Fall Jazz

Friday, August 1, 2014

08/01 Music News You Can Use

Friday live muzit in New Orleans includes The Iko All Stars celebrating Jerry Garcia's birthday @ Tipitina's

More on the Elvis Guitar custody battle

A guitar auction on the Cape of Cod

Ookeleles get ready for Huddersfield

Catching up with the Funky Meters

A seafood and beach music party on Governors Island

A vintage guitar shop sign is restored

The Beatles's Lonely Hearts Club

Some Air Guitar advice

And R.I.P. to New Orleans drumming legend Idris Muhammad