Allen Toussaint – A Great American

Dickie Landry at the Corner Bar

A year ago today Allen Toussaint died. He was one of the greatest musicians ever to come out of New Orleans. I remember the date because it was the day I first listened to his album The Bright Mississippi. The…

Bringing traditional jazz to the bayou

The Florida Street Blowhards, a traditional jazz band, are based in Baton Rouge

The Florida Street Blowhards is a group of Baton Rouge musicians who are exploring that “other” Louisiana music known as traditional jazz. The Blowhards will be performing Saturday, October 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at NuNu’s in Arnaudville. Bandleader…

Bob Dylan: Talkin’ about my generation!

Bob Dylan's Time out of Mind

I am so pleased Bob Dylan was honored with the Nobel Prize for literature. It seems like a validation for my generation. I think his greatest poetry might have been on his 30th album, “Time Out of Mind.” In 1998,…

Introducing the Florida Street Blowhards!

The Florida Street Blowhards - A Traditional Jazz Band

The Florida Street Blowhards Traditional Jazz Band sprang from the brow of New Orleans musical great Allen Toussaint on the day of his death. Bandleader Sam Irwin, a product of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Pride of Acadiana Band,…

Crawfish Report – A New Direction

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Crawfish Report is going to crawl out of the crawfish hole and into the real world. We’ll still give you great news about the Louisiana crawfish industry and crawfish in general, but we’ll also be commenting on a number of…

Louisiana Voice is underwater!

Journalist Tom Aswell is the Louisiana Voice.

Crawfish Report is sad to report that investigative journalist Tom Aswell, author of the brilliant Louisiana Voice blog, has suffered the loss of his Denham Springs home during the Great Amite River Flood of 2016. Tom was in good company…