Tag Archives: Alex McMurray

A trip to French Quarter Fest and celebration of Johnny Dodds

In today’s show, we take an imaginary, real-time visit to French Quarter Festival happening right now and we celebrate the 126th anniversary of clarinetist Johnny Dodds’ birthday.¬†Here’s the edited version of the show which you listen to while reading this. … Continue reading

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New Orleans music for Lent

With Mardi Gras over, we enter Lent and confront 40 days of reflection and deprivation. Don’t deprive yourself of the music, get my show started and then read on. After the fun of the holidays and partying of carnival season, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays – 2017

Here’s the edited version of my holiday show, aired December 21, 2017 on the community radio station, KAOS, 89.3 FM.¬† Holiday music with a very distinctive New Orleans bent. Songs by Alex McMurray, Fats Domino, Kermit Ruffins, Charmaine Neville, Theryl … Continue reading

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New Orleans is a homing beacon to musicians worldwide

If Taylor Smith was a moth, New Orleans would be the light. And that light is shining bright for a lot of musicians, young and old, who have found their muse in New Orleans. The Roamin’ Jasmine‘s bandleader initially visited … Continue reading

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