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)