Each week, Mau Mau supporter Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground on American Routes, a public radio program based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
First person account of the lost history of the New Orleans underground scene.
Treasure trove of photos, memories and rants from a man who was there.
The Chick Willis website.
Ponderosa Stomp photographer
Nice reference site and good source of info on Swamp Pop artists - run by Shane Bernard- son of Rod Bernard - and author of the book "Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues"
Folk Alliance is the service association for the field, and works on behalf of the folk music and dance industry year round. Their advocacy efforts tackle issues important to the folk arts community. They offer a business directory of contacts for members, and a non-profit group exemption program for US-based organizations.
"if the kids don't hate it, it ain't rock n roll!"
This audioblog is based on the premise that the true Home of the Groove, at least on the North American landmass, is New Orleans, Louisiana. To that end, we fleetingly blog selected rare, hard to find New Orleans-related R&B and funk tracks with some semi-pithy commentary and other barely constrained verbosity for the delectation of hardcore jaded groove junkies, the virginal uninitiated, and everybody in between.
Ponderosa Stomp photographer
influential 60's LA label.
Lazy Lester's official website.
The one stop site for all of your New Orleans music and Louisiana music needs. Ponderosa Stomp tickets are for sale here in New Orleans at the store. A sponsor of the 4th Annual Ponderosa Stomp
Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day to day needs
New Orleans' best store for musical instruments and pro audio gear. A sponsor of the 4th Annual Ponderosa Stomp.
Where the loud sound abounds!
OffBeat is New Orleans' and Louisiana's music and entertainment magazine and a proud sponsor of the Ponderosa Stomp.
Kids of today! Get with the program and be our "friend." You wont get laid- but you will be cool.
The Ultimate Guide to Authentic Blues, Soul, Black Gospel and Zydeco Music.
The venue for annual Ponderosa Stomp, Congo Mombo Concert series, and the Tryin' to Mess My Mind Festival.
The Most Popular Rockabilly Site on the Internet. More than just a Hall of Fame: They have ... News, Features, Profiles, Reviews & More.
Great resource for underground rock n roll, hillbilly, rockabilly and country records.
"Louisiana Music Archive & Artist Directory" -Very comprehensive site and straight up the best website about Louisiana music, artists and music news. Click around- there is an incredible amount of content here.
Name says it all.
One of Louisiana's most killer garage bands, the Bad Roads had the honor of being just about the most snarling unit ever to be released on the swamp pop-heavy Jin label.
The Blues Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of the Blues. With more than 135 affiliated Blues organizations, and membership spanning some twenty countries, the Foundation serves as the hub for the worldwide passion for Blues Music.
The Orpheum Theater, an intimate concert and performance space in the heart of New Orleans' Central Business District, has hosted vaudeville acts, films, concerts and countless performances by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The iconic venue is one of the few remaining vertical hall designs in the US. With a full renovation and passionate preservation completed, this classic space once again hosts the music-loving public as a fully restored, incomparably luxurious entertainment space.
Eddie Shuler and the Goldband Recording Company have recorded--and in many cases have created--some of the South's most important and distinctive musical styles and sounds, including Cajun, zydeco, blues, rhythm and blues, rockabilly and swamp pop.
Insane, Outrageous, Utterly Brilliant List of R'N'R Genius. Many have played the Stomp. Many have yet to play.