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