Thursday, May 23, 2013

First Listen: Exclusive Preview of Kermit Ruffins' New Album "We Partying"


All aboard… The release of New Orleans trumpet king Kermit Ruffins‘ latest album We Partying Traditional Style is right around the corner, and while the album isn’t slated to hit the shelves officially until next Tuesday (May 28), OffBeat’s setting it off with an exclusive streaming listen of the full track, “Over the Waves.” 

LISTEN to "Over the Waves" HERE

LISTEN to "When the Saints Go Marching In" HERE

Since the release of 2010′s Happy Talk, the musician/actor/entrepreneur/New Orleans ambassador has been on a quite a roll, barbecuing at Vaughn’s, moonlighting on HBO’s Treme, purchasing and planning for the reopening of the Mother-in-Law Lounge, and running his own joint, Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy. Produced by Grammy winner Tracey Freeman, the buoyant bustle and ebullient swing of We Partying Traditional Style exquisitely captures Ruffins’ grand vision, unsinkable spirit and timeless tone. Follow the swooning waltz-turned barroom shuffle, “Over the Waves” below for a quick glimpse, and get ready for Ruffins’ release party at Tipitina’s next Saturday (June 8).

Friday, May 17, 2013

EXCLUSIVE CONTEST: Win tickets to Michael Arnone's 24th Annual Crawfish Fest

For the 6th consecutive year, I'm pleased to offer an exclusive ticket giveaway in connection with Michael Arnone's annual NolaFunky Crawfish Fest.

In order to win, just email [nolafunk at hotmail dot com] with: your name, email, and your favorite part of attending Crawfish Fest. 

If you've never been, then what are you most looking forward to?
I'll be picking a winner at random and will send email confirmation to the winner(s) only.