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A Closer Walk Launch Press release

The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation has teamed up with WWOZ, Bent Media, Randy Fertel, and ePrime Media to launch A Closer Walk, an interactive map of New Orleans music history.

In Praise of the Stomp: Notable Quotes

The Press Likes the Stomp

“The Ponderosa Stomp is that great jukebox, in that great, roadside diner that you only see in movies, except... this is real and it’s alive on stage. This is read more

Stompin' Grounds: Where Magazine

Born in 2001 to commemorate "the unsung heroes and heroines of rock 'n' roll, rhythm-and-blues and other forms of American roots music," the Ponderosa Stomp has grown from a small homespun happening t read more

Ponderosa Stomp returns to New Orleans in October: Advocate


The Ponderosa Stomp, following a break in 2012, returns to New Orleans Oct. 3-5. Among the world’s premiere roots-music festivals, the event is also returning to Rock ’n’ B read more

The Ponderosa Stomp announces 2013 Dates and Lineup: The Vinyl District

by Jay Mazza

After taking last year off, the music fanatics of the Stomp bulldoze the slick detritus of contemporary music to find the rawest, deepest stuff out there simmering under th read more

10th Annual Ponderosa Stomp: In the Basement

This year the annual Ponderosa Stomp moved to a new venue and a new date, after previously being held during the first and second weekends of the New Orleans lazz Festival at the staft of May. The ven read more

Party Time: Now Dig This

The place: Partytown USA, yes, New Orleans. The venue: The Howling Wolf ai 907 South Peters Street. The atmosphere: electric. This is the setting for two nights of rip-roaring music, from 7.30pm until read more

Ponderosa Stomp marks its tenth anniversary this weekend: Times-Picayune

by Keith Spera

Ira “Dr. Ike” Padnos freely admits that he had no idea what he was doing when he founded the Ponderosa Stomp. An anesthesiologist by trade, he was also an avid collector read more

Stomp presents timeless musicians: Advocate

by John Wirt

NEW ORLEANS - The Ponderosa Stomp, an annual roots-music festival in its 10th year, celebrates the influential but not necessarily famous movers and shakers of rock ‘n’ roll. read more

Ira "Dr. Ike" Padnos: Offbeat

The Ponderosa Stomp is a record collector’s library come to life. The classic—and occasionally obscure— R&B, rockabilly, blues, garage and swamp pop songs that shaped pop music history are performed b read more

Fresh Fests: Billboard

Ponderosa Stomp

@ponderosasstomp | New Orleans, the Howlin' Wolf | Sept. 16-17

Featuring: Dave Bartholomew, Allen Toussaint, Big Jay McNeely, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, L read more