New Orleans Jazz Festival 2019

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2019

The public radio program Here and Now recently asked me to send them FIVE SONGS covering the breadth of music at this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. I sent 20. But the pool is so wide (and deep!), I easily could have added more.

So here’s more — two playlists of songs to transport you to the Fair Grounds Race Course in Mid-City for the duration of Jazz Fest. This playlist features Louisiana and Louisiana-influenced artists, including many who’ve appeared on Music Inside Out. While listening, picture yourself along a 1.6 mile thoroughbred race track. In fine weather. With a mango iced tea in one hand and an order of Crawfish Monica in the other.

Enjoy! And please support us Tuesday, May 7 on GiveNOLADay. We’ve got plenty of good music and in-depth musician interviews to share, but can’t move forward without help from our listeners. Your support means the world.

— Ever Yours, Gwen

A Playlist for Week One


A Playlist for Week Two

19. I’ll Be There

The Electrifying Crown Seekers, Thank You for Saving Me

20. The Fat Man

Los Lobos, Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

21. Zip a Dee Do Da

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Funky Kidz