This just in – the Stomp’s Alison Fensterstock with the latest on the future of Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge.
Just about a week after deciding that she would close the landmark tavern she took over after her mother’s death last year, Betty Fox has announced that she will try to keep the Mother-In-Law Lounge open after all. The outpouring of support that came after her announcement on June 20 prompted a change of heart, she said.
Over the years the Ponderosa Stomp has had insane guitars, wild guitars, scratchy guitars and just some plain great guitars: Link Ray, Scotty Moore, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Kirkland, Classie Ballou, Travis Wammack, Guitar Gable, Ray Sharpe, James Blood Ulmer, Paul Burlison, Lady Bo, Nokie Edwards, Arch Hall JR, Dennis Coffey, Jimmy Lee Fautheree, and Herb … Continue reading Duane Eddy – Ramrod – Song of the Day→
Join us today at 5:30pm at the Cabildo on Jackson Square for cocktails, DJs spinning vintage 45s, and a live interview with the legendary Irma Thomas. Admission is free. The “Soul Queen of New Orleans” began her musical career as a teenager, when Tommy Ridgely discovered her waiting tables at the club where his band … Continue reading Irma Thomas- Wish Someone Would Care – Song of the Day→