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Valerie June – The Order of Time – Review
Mar19

Valerie June – The Order of Time – Review

  Eastern Mystical Soul Valerie June’s The Order of Time  Memphis-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter Valerie June is one of a kind.  The Order of Time follows June’s 2013 breakout release Pushin’ Against a Stone that established her as one of the most interesting artists going around.  The old-time blues aesthetic and quirky, but riveting, stage presence are hard to ignore.  Her song stories are full of vivid and personal...

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Give It Up For The Good City Of New Orleans
Oct21

Give It Up For The Good City Of New Orleans

Read about our last day at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ festival Sunday 19 October 2014. New Orleans Louisiana. Today was the third and final day of the Crescent City Blues & BBQ festival at Lafayette Square. It was also the last day of my fifth and final music festival. Tomorrow I head back to Australia after almost forty days in the USA pursuing live music, music heritage and culture. During the now familiar walk to...

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Crescent City Blues n BBQ Festival – October 2014
Oct17

Crescent City Blues n BBQ Festival – October 2014

Read our interview Director of the Crescent City Blues and BBQ festival 2014 CRESCENT CITY BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL New Orleans Louisiana The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival run by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is about to start.  Scott Aiges, Director of Programs, Marketing & Communications with the Foundation was kind enough to answer a few questions from me about the festival. The New Orleans Jazz and...

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Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival 2014
Jul02

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival 2014

Read all the info on the Crescent City Blues and BBQ festival “This time I’m walkin’ to New Orleans I’m walkin’ to New Orleans I’m going to need two pair of shoes When I get through walkin’ me blues When I get back to New Orleans” “Walking To New Orleans” by Robert Charles Guidry (Bobby Charles), Antoine Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew Well, I won’t actually be walking...

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Day 4 Bluesfest 14 – June In April
Apr21

Day 4 Bluesfest 14 – June In April

Read our take on day four of Byron Bay’s Bluefest 2014   The expectations for me on Day 4 at Bluesfest 2014 were lower than previous days.  Still, there were some key items on the agenda.  All photos by Jim Jacob. Valerie June was appearing at 2pm.  I have written about her previously and was highly anticipating seeing her live. Moonshine roots music is what she calls her work.  I like the description and I found...

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