I sat down the New Orleans-based rock band The Revivalists. They discussed their new album City of Sound, their songwriting process and the growth of the rock scene in NOLA.
John Michael Rouchell is the lead singer/songwriter of New Orleans-based rock band MyNameIsJohnMichael. Rouchell called in to talk about tapping back into his NOLA roots and how he combines musical styles to create MNIJM's unique sound. For more info on MyNameIsJohnMichael, check out http://www.mynameisjohnmichael.com/
Ricky B is a New Orleans bounce and rap legend. He is known for his classic tracks "Shake It Fa Ya Hood" and "Ya'll Holla." His latest release is the album "The Archives."
Big History are an up-and-coming NOLA-based electronica band. Blandon Helgason recently called in to discuss the band's origins, their songwriting process, and putting out tracks before putting on a live show.
Robert Mercurio is the bassist for NOLA-based bands Galactic and Good Enough For Good Times.
Dave Clements is the owner of Snake and Jake's, a famed New Orleans dive bar. Snake's is hard to find, look for the Christmas wreath on Oak Street, but once inside you will see there is no place like it.
Rick Farman is the co-founder of Superfly Presents Productions. The concept for Superfly came together as Farman was bartending at the dive bar Snake and Jakes. Superfly began doing late-night shows during Jazz Fest in New Orleans in 1997. They have since expanded to create Bonnaroo and Outside Lands.
Terence Blanchard is one of the most innovative players in New Orleans jazz. The trumpet player/composer has scored all of Spike Lee's films since 1991. Terence discussed how his band pushes him into new territory, his favorite memories from growing up in the 9th Ward and his love of Jazz Fest.
Mr. Mena is a member of legendary New Orleans-based rap group Partners N Crime. PNC mixes bounce, rap, and hip-hop with smooth hooks to create a style that is all their own. They run their own label H.I.T.Z. International.
Brian Stoltz is one of the funkiest guitar players in NOLA. He has been a member of the Neville Brothers, PBS, and the Funky Meters. He has also released four solo albums. He recently rejoined the Funky Meters. He has also appeared on albums by artists including Dr. John and Bob Dylan. Brian recently called in to discuss going from playing Bourbon Street to opening for the Rolling Stones, how the Funky Meters thrive on improvisation, and how his playing style has evolved.
The Radiators are a New Orleans institution. They fuse rock, pop, funk, soul and blues into a style all their own, known as "fish head music." They are truly one of a kind. They put on one of the most rocking live shows I've ever seen. The Rads are disbanding after 33 years (and over 4,000 shows) together with the same lineup. Their final shows will be a three-night stand at Tipitina's (June 9th, 10th and 11th), that the band has dubbed "The Last Wastusi." Dave Malone recently called in to discuss the band's history, how the Rads approach cover songs, and their love and respect for classic NOLA music.
Leo Nocentelli is a funk legend. The guitarist is the co-founder of seminal New Orleans group, The Meters. He leads his own group, Leo Nocentelli and the Meters Experience. The Meters are reuniting at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. They are playing with DR. John recreating his 1974 album (for which the festival is named), "Desitively Bonnaroo." For more info on Leo Nocentelli, check out http://www.nocentelli.com/
Margie Perez is a vocalist and songwriter based in New Orleans. For more info on Margie, check out http://www.myspace.com/margieperez
Gal Holiday is the leader of New Orleans-based country band Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. For more info on Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, check out http://www.galholiday.com/
Stanton Moore is one of the best drummers in New Orleans. He is constantly pushing his style forward and advancing his craft. He is the drummer for Galactic, Garage A Trois, and and many more. He also heads his own group, the Stanton Moore Trio.
Theresa Andersson is a multi-instrumentalist based in New Orleans. Originally from Sweden, Andersson is known for her exhilarating one-woman shows.
Theryl Houseman deClouet is a soulful singer from New Orleans. He may be best known as the former lead singer of Galactic. He is currently based out of Chicago.
Mark Mullins is the co-founder of trombone-based rock band Bonerama. For more info on Bonerama, check out http://boneramamusic.com/
Kermit Ruffins is a trumpet player/vocalist from New Orleans. He was a co-founder of the Rebirth Brass Band and leads his own group, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers.
Jeff Duncan is the Saints beat writer for the Times-Picayune.
He is also the author of From Bags to Riches: How the New Orleans Saints and the people of their hometown rose from the depths together.
The book can be ordered from Acadian House Publishing: http://store03.prostores.com/servlet/acadianhousepublishing/the-43/From-Bags-to-Riches-cln-/Detail
Jon Cleary is a pianist/keyboardist based in New Orleans.
For more info on Jon Cleary, check out http://www.joncleary.com/
John 'Papa' Gros is the keyboardist, piano player and vocalist for New Orleans funk powerhouse Papa Grows Funk.
For more info on Papa Grows Funk, check out http://papagrowsfunk.com/
Odoms is is a New Orleans-based rapper. His debut album, "Let Me Atom," is out now.
Anders Osborne is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in New Orleans. His latest release is the album "American Patchwork."
Aubrey Edwards is a photographer based in Brooklyn. She is co-creator of "Where They At: New Orleans Hip-Hop and Bounce in Words and Pictures." For more information, check out http://wheretheyatnola.com/
George Porter Jr. is a funk legend. He is best known for being the bassist for The Meters. He is also a member of the Funky Meters, PBS,and George Porter Jr. and Runnin' Pardners. For more info on George, check out http://www.georgeporterjr.com/
Alison Fernsterstock is a writer based in New Orleans. She is co-creator of "Where They At: New Orleans Hip-Hop and Bounce in Words and Pictures." For more information, check out http://wheretheyatnola.com/
Big Rock Candy Mountain is a rock band from New Orleans. For more info, check out their website http://bigrockcandymountain.net/
Jason Berry is an author from New Orleans. He is co-author of the book, Up From the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II. For more info on Jason Berry, please visit http://www.jasonberryauthor.com/
The Revivalists are a rock band fro New Orleans. For more info on the Revivalists, check out http://www.myspace.com/revivalists
Appreciate Me Reprise / Fish Out of Water
The Revivalists | MySpace Music Videos
Dan Baum is the author of "Nine Lives." "Nine Lives" tracks the lives of nine people from wide range of backgrounds from 1965 through Hurricane Katrina. For more information on Dan Baum, please check out his website: http://www.danbaum.com/
Natalie Mae is a singer-songwriter originally from Michigan. Her latest release is the album "Waiting on You." http://www.myspace.com/nataliemaemusic
Blair is a singer-songwriter, born and raised in New Orleans, now based out of Brooklyn, NY. Her album, "Die Young," will be released January 26th on Autumn Tone Records. http://www.myspace.com/musicblair
Trixie Minx is the founder and artistic director of New Orleans burlesque troop, Fleur de Tease.
NOV sat down with Greg Rodrigue and D-Ray, bassist and trombonist/keyboardist for New Orleans-based ska band Fatter Than Albert. The interview took place following FTA's set at the 2009 Voodoo Music Experience.
Billy Iuso is a singer/songwriter-guitarist. He performs with his band, Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives, the 101 Runners, and as a solo artist.
Roger Lewis is the baritone and soprano saxophone player for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. He is also a member of the Treme Brass Band.
Cyril Neville is a member of the Neville Brothers, and the Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indian tribe. He also leads his own band, Cyril Neville and Tribe 13.
Matt Miller is the co-director of "Ya Heard Me," a film about New Orleans bounce.
Lumar LeBlanc is the snare drummer and founder of the Soul Rebels Brass Band. The Soul Rebels combine brass band music, reggae, r&b, and funk, into a style that's all their own.
Russell Batiste Jr. is the drummer for the Funky Meters, PBS, the Joe Krown Trio Russell Batiste and Friends, and Orkestra from da Hood.
Andre Bohren is the drummer for rock group Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes.
Joe Krown is a New Orleans-based keyboard, piano, and organ master.