Author Archives: Tim Sweeney

About Tim Sweeney

Volunteer deejay for community radio station KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia, Washington -- www.kaosradio.org. Host of Sweeney's Gumbo YaYa - a two-hour radio show featuring the music of New Orleans -- every Thursday starting at 10 a.m. (PST)

Your 2018 New Orleans Music Buying Guide

Music is a great gift for any time of the year. Here’s a list of 2018 releases from New Orleans musicians for you to consider. No rational order to the list other than this is the order you’ll hear them … Continue reading

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Show focuses on happier reasons to remember December 7th

December 7th is most recognized in the United States as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day but its also the birthday of two very important New Orleans musicians: Louis Prima and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.  Get the show started and then … Continue reading

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Southern rock, funk and cajun fill this week’s menu of music

Five Thursdays in November means a “lagniappe” serving of Gumbo YaYa, this time with a sweet mix of southern rock, funk and alternative cajun and zydeco.  Check it out! I also celebrate Dr. Michael White’s 64th birthday with a song … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving holiday show is about being home

To me, the Thanksgiving holiday is about being at home with loved ones. And so this show is about getting home and being home.  After Earl King sings about “Eating and Sleeping” (a succinct description of the typical Thanksgiving Day), … Continue reading

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Female New Orleans Artists take the Gumbo YaYa stage

Every year, I’ve done a show featuring exclusively female artists and every time I do it, I ask myself why I don’t it more often. This show is awesome so get it started and then read on. It’s not that … Continue reading

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Digging deeper in new and old releases

This week’s show is one of me catching up on playing music I’ve been meaning to get to but hadn’t been able to work it into a set.  Here it is, with announcements edited out. Tin Men’s “Tootie Ma is … Continue reading

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Day of Dead Show Remembers Lost Ones

To understand life, we need to understand death.  This week’s show remembers my lost loved ones and invites you to do the same. Here’s the show with more details below. As the story about “At the Foot of Canal Street” … Continue reading

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Audio slideshow of latest trip to New Orleans

I miss the days when my Dad would pull out the slide projector and set up the screen and we’d look at the slides of our last vacation.  Well, get my show started and you’ll hear an audio slideshow of … Continue reading

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Hot 8 Brass Band release includes NOLA Banksy art

The name Banksy is world known now after one of his pieces self-shredded during its auction recently.  But the anonymous English street artist was hardly a household name when the Hot 8 Brass Band included his art on 2012 CD release … Continue reading

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Piano, Scat and Blues for this week’s show

Champion Jack Dupree scats through this week’s opening number with “Skit Skat”  from his 1991 Rounder release, Forever and Ever.  While he lived over 30 years in Europe, Dupree learned his piano in New Orleans. Later in the show, Jon … Continue reading

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