Tag Archives: Kermit Ruffins

NOLA trumpters’ friendship spawns beautiful music

My most lasting impression of spending an hour talking with Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield is how much they really enjoy each other’s company.  While it may be a common trait of New Orleans residents to revel in hanging out, … Continue reading

Posted in New Orleans Performers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

NOLA musicians are on the Veteran’s Day honor roll

In preparation for today’s show (two days before Veteran’s Day), I made an attempt to identify New Orleans musicians who had served in the military so I could play them to start off my show.  Go ahead and click the … Continue reading

Posted in New Orleans Performers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recent NOLA trip inspired latest show

One of the great aspects of doing a show on New Orleans music is the impetus it provides me to get my butt down there regularly.  My latest trip was an epic one. Go ahead and get yesterday’s show started … Continue reading

Posted in New Orleans Performers, Visiting New Orleans | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield team up for A Beautiful World

Today’s show features the new Basin Street release by Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield.  Just the tonic you were looking for after the late summer rains.  Ruffins and Mayfield have a lot in common. Same town, same label, same instrument. … Continue reading

Posted in New Releases, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three years of Gumbo YaYa

Hello.  Today’s show marked three full years of airing a show about New Orleans music in a town over 2200 miles away from the Crescent City.  My thanks to community radio station KAOS and its listeners and supporters for letting … Continue reading

Posted in Gumbo YaYa Show, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A bag full of New Orleans music videos for the holidays

Are you ready to get in the holiday spirit New Orleans style? Here’s the edited radio archived show inspired by the season. I’ve pulled together another collection of videos of NOLA musicians celebrating the season. Starting with Shamarr Allen and … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your 2015 New Orleans Music Buying Guide – Part 2

So many great releases this year, I had to break it up into two parts. As you will see, there is no order or reason to who is Part 1 versus Part 2. This is not a comprehensive list of … Continue reading

Posted in New Orleans Performers, New Releases | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

HBO’s Treme is an excellent introduction to New Orleans music

Occasionally, when someone learns about my New Orleans music show, they’ll ask me: “Have you seen. . . And I know where they are going. Yes! I have watched all 36 episodes of HBO’s Treme — some of them more than once … Continue reading

Posted in Live Music Venues, New Orleans Performers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Holiday videos set the festive mood

This is the first “festive” season for Sweeney’s Gumbo YaYa so our collection of holiday music from New Orleans that I can play on the show is a bit limited. But the Internet is a vast resource of holiday cheer. … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Larger than Life K-Doe is patron saint of this blog

Meet Ernie K-Doe, a New Orleans performer and a character in a city of characters. He is now officially designated: Patron Saint of this Blog. I have no idea what the criterion is to be a blog’s patron saint or … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments