Posts Tagged ‘new orleans’

The Ponderosa Stomp: America’s Roots Festival: Part I

The Ponderosa Stomp: America’s Roots Festival: Part I

Every music festival is unique. That being said, the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans is in a class by itself. Run in its entirety by the non-profit Ponderosa Stomp Foundation, and ensuring a quality-over-quantity approach by occurring only every-other year, the Stomp is equal parts music festival and historical society. It is dedicated to promoting […]

MUSICAL MINI-BIOGRAPHY: The Keys of Armand St. Martin, New Orleans’ Musical Ambassador (Part III)

MUSICAL MINI-BIOGRAPHY: The Keys of Armand St. Martin, New Orleans’ Musical Ambassador (Part III)

Check out Part I of our biography of singer/pianist Armand St. Martin, exploring his coming of age in the musically-storied city of New Orleans and Part II chronicling the explosive growth of his career and his embrace of Louisiana’s music and traditions. (All photos Armand St. Martin & Patty Lee collection, unless otherwise noted) AN […]

MUSICAL MINI-BIOGRAPHY: The Keys of Armand St. Martin, New Orleans’ Musical Ambassador (Part II)

MUSICAL MINI-BIOGRAPHY: The Keys of Armand St. Martin, New Orleans’ Musical Ambassador (Part II)

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MUSICAL MINI-BIOGRAPHY: The Keys of Armand St. Martin, New Orleans’ Musical Ambassador (Part I)

MUSICAL MINI-BIOGRAPHY: The Keys of Armand St. Martin,  New Orleans’ Musical Ambassador (Part I)

[Note from the Editor: This marks the debut a new feature at Awaiting the Flood, which we’ve dubbed “Musical Mini-Biography.” These will be longer profiles of artists, broken into multiple segments, with a new segment running each Sunday. We will be profiling accomplished musicians with interesting stories but that may not have received the attention […]

Alexis Marceaux: “Orange Moon”

Alexis Marceaux: “Orange Moon”

The follow-up to her 2009 debut, Dandelion, finds young NOLA native Alexis Marceaux maturing into a songwriting force to be reckoned with. The opening track of Orange Moon is a dramatic, emotionally charged homage to her late friend Leila Foret (to whom the album is also dedicated) that puts Marceaux’s powerful and gorgeous alto front […]

Ponderosa Stomp, Day Two: More Stompin’ through History

Ponderosa Stomp, Day Two: More Stompin’ through History

STOMPIN’ THROUGH HISTORY: The Ponderosa Stomp and America’s Musical Legacy Day Two As the second night of America’s premier annual roots music festival, The Ponderosa Stomp, kicks off at the House of Blues in New Orleans, I am excited by two things. First is the Stomp’s line-up itself. While Day One focused strongly on Cajun, […]

The Ponderosa Stomp and America’s Musical Legacy

The Ponderosa Stomp and America’s Musical Legacy

STOMPIN’ THROUGH HISTORY: The Ponderosa Stomp and America’s Musical Legacy Day One Some festivals are driven by the tastes of fans, other by the designs of the music industry. New Orleans’ Ponderosa Stomp is unique in being driven by the history of American popular music itself. The Stomp is a festival with a mission: to […]

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of Junior League Band

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of Junior League Band

The Junior League Band, fronted by Georgia native and current D.C. resident Lissy Rosemont, releases Jelly Roll, their third full-length album, this Friday. The title conjures thoughts of New Orleans, old-time Delta blues, Jelly Roll Morton, sex, and rolling on the kitchen floor with your lover. Sounds like a party! Jelly Roll is a raucous […]

Mary Gauthier at Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA – 6/25/10

Mary Gauthier at Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA – 6/25/10

Mary Gauthier (pronounced go-SHAY) has said that the best nights on stage involve losing herself in her songs, reaching that transcendent moment when she and the audience become one. This certainly happened at her show on Friday at Eddie’s Attic, when — with the crowd’s affirmation — she changed the final line in her song […]