Gumbo YaYa End of Year New Orleans Music Summaries

Since starting this show in 2014 , I have made it a practice of doing an end of the year summary of new music that gets played on my show. You’ll find links to these summaries below.

There are a few things you might want to know about these annual “Buying Guides.” 

First, while I do a radio show on music from New Orleans (and other Louisiana locations), I’m not a music critic and I am ill-equipped to provide genuine critiques. In my brief summaries, I try to leave an impression (always positive) about the music release.

Second, I host a show on a station, albeit well-regarded and with a long history, that is 2,600 miles away from New Orleans. Except for Basin Street Record artists, I usually have to email the artists to have them provide their music.  It doesn’t always work and as a result, there are some gaps. I can only list the music I have to play.

Finally, on the later guides, you will be able to listen to the podcast of the corresponding show.  In 2017, I started doing a Top Ten list and in 2018, I shortened the descriptions so I could put them all on one post.

2018  New Orleans Music Buying Guide – 2018 Top Ten Releases (coming soon)

2017 – Part 1 and Part 2   and Top Ten 

2016 – Part 1 and Part 2

2015 –  Part 1 and Part 2

2014  – Part 1 and Part 2