Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

Welsh Singer-Songwriter Judith Owen Reimagines Classic Covers On ‘redisCOVERed’ (INTERVIEW)

Judith Owen is a woman of many hashtags: singer, songwriter, arranger, pianist, wife, daughter, sister, lover of dogs, resident of New Orleans, world traveler and Welsh. She has so many things in her palette that ...

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Jonathan Davis of Korn Pulls Listeners Into New Direction With Debut Solo LP ‘Black Labyrinth’ (INTERVIEW)

When you’re in a busy, non-stop band like Korn, it’s sometimes hard to find blocks of time to work on anything but your main band. For singer/songwriter Jonathan Davis, he’s been sitting on his solo ...

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2018 Jazz Fest Day 3: David Byrne, Erica Falls, John Mayall Propel Sunday In New Orleans

On Sunday, Jazz Fest 2018, Weekend 1, closed it’s curtains and said goodnight the only way they know how: by having the right artists get down, get funky, get bluesy and rock their way out. ...

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2018 Jazz Fest Day 2: Common, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Batiste, Fats Domino References Lead Big Ticket Saturday

“This is Jazz Fest – it doesn’t get much better than this!” So were the words of a music fan as she made her way towards the main Acura Stage, where artists such as Rod ...

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2018 Jazz Fest Day One: Sturgill Simpson, Lukas Nelson, Sting, Samantha Fish Kick Things Off Right

Listen up, Jazz Fest Day 2, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you – because Day 1 is going to be hard to beat. For an opening day, the weather was picture perfect ...

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2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Kicks Off Friday: The Artists Share Jazz Fest Memories (PREVIEW)

With the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival only days away (April 27th – May 6th), it’s a good time to start printing out the cubes and marking off who you want to see. ...

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Royston Langdon Talks New Musical Endeavor LEEDS, Spacehog’s Past & Tasteful Musical Insight (INTERVIEW)

It starts with a few thumps, like a heart awakening to a new day. With a few strums of an acoustic guitar, life slowly kicks in and you begin again. It’s how Royston Langdon has ...

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Jon Lawhon of Black Stone Cherry Talks New Album ‘Family Tree’, Recording With Warren Haynes, Turning Bluegrass Into Rock (INTERVIEW)

Black Stone Cherry is the kind of band that can play your backyard BBQ party and then headline a major music festival and put out the same blast of energy at both places. All four ...

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Elizabeth Cook Tells Stories, Sings Songs, Cracks Jokes at Baton Rouge’s Red Dragon Listening Room (SHOW REVIEW)

Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook brought us into her living room last Friday night (April 6, 2018) at the Red Dragon Listening Room in Baton Rouge. Sitting in a chair, jacket thrown over the back, tall lamp ...

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Caleb Crosby of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown Talks Leading Rock’s Next Big Invasion & Opening For Guns N’ Roses (INTERVIEW)

“It’s a little dreary today but the temperature is nice and I’m actually outside in my backyard right now. I don’t mind it,” said Caleb Crosby with a laugh. Crosby, drummer for Tyler Bryant & ...

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