Concerned about listenership
The listener hours have dropped by 1,000 in less than a month. Is this just a normal yearly trend or are people getting tired of the music? If you have a comment, or valid suggestions to raise patronage of the station, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
on 05.14.12 @ 02:17 PM PST
French Quarter Fest 2012
Just got back from the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans and brought back some great music from some up-and-coming artists along with a few CDs from one of most incredible banjo players I have ever heard.
I have added tracks from Tuba Skinny, New Orleans Moonshiners, The Smoking Time Jazz Club, and Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns. These bands can be heard regularly at the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street.
Lee 'Plink' Floyd is a banjo legend. I heard him several times over the weekend playing at Cafe Beignet at Musical Legends Park with Steamboat Willie, a New Orleans legend in his own right. An extremely nice and personable man, Lee gave me three CDs to play on Dixieland Gumbo. Thank you, Plink!
on 04.23.12 @ 05:25 PM PST
New Music Added
Hi All. I added some New Orleans artists to the play mix.
Vocalist Banu Gibson, who is a legend in New Orleans.
Trumpet virtuoso Jamil Sharif, who plays with his band at the Maison Bourbon Jazz Club on Bourbon Street five days a week.
And finally, The Loose Marbles, a group of musicians in their 20s & 30s who are among the young musicians in New Orleans that are leading the charge to keep early jazz alive as an art form. Last month I uploaded some songs by Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, another group on the forefront of this revival. I hope you like them. If you are in NO you can catch both groups at The Spotted Cat or one of the other fine jazz clubs on Frenchmen Street.
on 03.24.12 @ 01:58 PM PST