Photos: The Funky Meters invite Irma Thomas & Allen Toussaint

The 2015 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival took place this weekend at Lafayette Square in the Central Business District. On Saturday, October 17th, the festival opened its St. Charles Avenue Stage to a show they called “Ride Your Pony Down to New Orleans – Home of the Blues,” featuring some of New Orleans’ greatest … More Photos: The Funky Meters invite Irma Thomas & Allen Toussaint

New York to New Orleans: John Ellis talks Music

► View Article on OffBeat.com   Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer John Ellis has been based in Brooklyn for close to twenty years since he moved out of New Orleans after coming here to learn the music. But he maintained a strong relationship with New Orleans, specifically through his hybrid band Double-Wide, composed of organist Gary … More New York to New Orleans: John Ellis talks Music