willie brown, future blues.
willie brown was the mysterious guitarist who played behind son house and charley patton. robert johnson called out for his friend willie johnson in crossroads blues. future blues is a great haunting delta slide classic.
Today were honoring Classie Ballou, the creole rocker from South LA who currently leads his family band out of Waco, Texas. Classie and the family band will be appearing at the Jazz Fest today, and the Stomp’s own Alison Fensterstock profiles Ballou in today’s Times Picayune. To get you in the mood, here is the … Continue reading Classie Ballou and “his wrecking crew” live
I am sorry to say we recently learned of the passing of Floyd Dakil. Our condolences to Floyd’s family and friends. Although we had not announced it yet- Floyd was scheduled to appear at the next Ponderosa Stomp. We would like to pay tribute the only way we know how- with one of his greatest … Continue reading Dance, Franny, Dance – RIP Floyd Dakil
“Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Louisiana Rock n’Roll” is a much-belated celebration of the state’s formidable contribution to American music. The exhibit showcases, for the first time, the rich – and largely unknown – musical history of Louisiana’s blues, R&B, soul, rockabilly, swamp pop and garage artists, who played a significant role in shaping … Continue reading Unsung Heroes: Secret History of Louisiana Rock N’ Roll Exhibit at Jazzfest
obscure blues gem by the equally obscure thaddeus declouet. it was recorded by eddie shuler at goldband studios. the southwest louisiana creole influence is evident with the accordion thrown into the mix. Photo by pjchmiel