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Rounder's Mardi Gras Compilation Captures Flavor of New Orleans

There’s a chill in the air, and the sounds of the season are everywhere. Christmas, you ask? No, you’re in New Orleans, and it’s Carnival time — Meet Me at Mardi Gras. From every radio, bandstand, bar and coffee shop, the songs associated with Mardi Gras (especially perennial favorites such as Al Johnson’s “Carnival Time” and the ReBirth Brass Band anthem “Do Whatcha Wanna”) announce the month of parades and balls that will culminate with the nation’s biggest citywide party.
 

Big Head Todd and The Monsters Release Winter / Spring Tour

Big Head Todd and The Monsters kick off 2012 with a slew of club appearances. The band begins the winter club tour – their first in over three years – at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse. For the show the band will play a very special first set featuring their breakout album, Midnight Radio, performed live in its entirety.

First Otis Taylor Trance Blues Jam Festival A Success

Otis Taylor held his inaugural Otis Taylor Trance Blues Jam Festival with guitarists Bob Margolin and Mato Nanji; banjo legends Tony Trischka and Don Vappe; and bass players George Porter Jr. and Cassie Taylor over Thanksgiving weekend.

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Otis Taylor's 'Contraband': iconoclastic trance bluesman's new CD

Otis Taylor isn’t defined by any single category. A musical alchemist and a true innovator, Taylor has never been afraid to experiment beyond the blues tradition. He’s a master craftsman who has created his own signature “trance blues” style by melding haunting guitar and banjo work, syncopated rhythms and a combination of gruff vocals, shouts and yells with raw passion.
 

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Meshell Ndegeocello's "Weather" Out Today, U.S. Tour This Winter!

Today, Meshell Ndegeocello releases her highly anticipated new album Weather on Naïve Records. Produced by Grammy-winner Joe Henry (Aimee Mann, Solomon Burke, Ani DiFranco), Weather has already been hailed by critics at the New York Times and NPR as one of the Meshell’s finest records in 20 years.
 

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Ruthie Foster's new CD recorded in New Orleans, expands musical boundaries

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel.

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MARCIA BALL at Boulder Theater | 12.18.11

KGNU and Daily Camera are proud to present Marcia Ball at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, December 18th, 2011.  Tickets go on sale Friday, October 7th for $20 in advance & $22.50 day of show. 

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Big Head Todd & The Monsters Announce 2011 Summer Plans

Longtime Colorado favorites Big Head Todd and The Monsters have mapped out their summer tour plans. In addition to a handful of theatres in the midwest, the band headlines their annual Red Rocks Amphitheatre gig on June 11, where Guster will be on hand to open the show.

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