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In case you haven’t noticed, Festival season is upon us, and it’s serious this year. This weekend alone there were at least two huge festivals going on in the world; Jazz Fest in New Orleans and The Spring Festival in Bourges, France. Both packed with talent and memorable events – and both broadcast from kick-off to touch down. Jazz Fest being lived-streamed by WWOZ in New Orleans and The Spring Festival in Bourges live-streamed by Le Mouv’ out of Paris. The Embarrassment of Riches season is upon us and I am trying to stay on top of it all. But I would urge you to dial in either or both of these streams as soon as you can. Jazz Fest is going on this weekend and next. Bourges is over as of tomorrow.
To kick things off, and to get Jazz Fest off to a finger-poppin’/toe-tappin’ start, Guitar Slim Jr. heated things up early Friday afternoon with a dynamite set, featuring the legendary Allen Toussaint on piano.
A great set, which got things rolling for Day One.
In case you missed it, here is that set via WWOZ, who are doing an amazing job and turning out some fanastic sound mixes in the process. This is flying by the seat of your pants and there are no second takes and the team is kicking ass. Live radio at its absolute best and a festival featuring some of the Cream of New Orleans talent.
The Press have already written up rave reviews of this show, so you get to hear it for yourself and get in on the buzz.
More to come . . .
- Huge Acts Headline 2013 New Orleans Jazz Festival (vividseats.com)
- Jazz Fest: Best Seat in the House (louisianamultiverse.wordpress.com)
- A crawfish lesson at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 (videos.nola.com)
- Jazz Fest 2013 City, music enthusiasts ready for start of 44th Jazz Fest (louisianaweekly.com)
- Jazz Fest aims to help visitors appreciate N.O. culture, say organizers (wwltv.com)