All posts by Senor Chubba

Senor Chubba is a lifelong New Orleanian and a casual music slob.

Billy Lee Riley Tribute at the Silver Moon Club

Incredible video from our friends at the Oxford American: Billy Lee Riley honored by his friends and comrades at the Silver Moon club in Newport, Arkansas, on August 30th, 2009. In attendance a roster of Stomp veterans – Sonny Burgess and the Pacers, W.S. Holland (from Johnny Cash’s and Carl Perkins’ bands), Carl Mann (“Mona Lisa and “Pretend”), Ace Cannon (“Tuff”), Dale Hawkins (“Suzie-Q”), and Travis Wammack (“Scratchy”) among others.

Stompers Alison and Lefty’s New Orleans Bounce Showcase steals the show at SXSW

Jon Pareles in the NY Times “Spilling Beyond a Festival’s Main Courses” Still, one of the best events at the (SXSW) festival was one of the most basic: a showcase of New Orleans bounce, the raunchy, local hip-hop style that developed in the 1990s but is only now escaping its hometown. The beat is fast, … Continue reading Stompers Alison and Lefty’s New Orleans Bounce Showcase steals the show at SXSW

Alex Chilton Remembered – Chuck Prophet

Tom Waits once described Alex Chilton as “the Thelonius Monk of the rhythm guitar.” He’s damn right. I heard it all for the first time live in 1986 at the 688 Club in Atlanta, Georgia. I was 22 years old; a kid in a band called Green On Red and we were playing on a … Continue reading Alex Chilton Remembered – Chuck Prophet