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Join us as we take a look behind the scenes with the independent musicians of New Orleans and surrounding areas in Louisiana. Learn about upcoming projects before they drop. Experience the rich heritage of iconic venues and get first had accounts of exclusive events. Musicians are remarkable people. Get to know them, their struggles, and the inspiration for their art. is dedicated to uplifting the artists and providing them with the tools necessary to elevate their craft. We shine a spotlight on them, as well as highlight the music scene and educate everyone with our interviews, album reviews, and music scene news.


November 29, 2023 74 mins

Taylor Nauta of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is primarily a country Americana musician. Taking with him the knowledge of scale patterns, chord building, and basic theory, he cut his teeth in Nashville, chasing the dream like so many. He managed to pay the bills teaching karate and building guitars at Gibson Guitars. There were many moments of impact there. He married and divorced the daughter of a country music mogul. Meeting stablished ...

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Guzz Andrade of Silver Dose talks about growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and how a bootleg copy of a Nirvana album sparked something in him that will never die. Listen in as we discuss his South American roots, how he came to Louisiana, and what he has done to stay fluent and relevant in the world of rock and roll. 


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November 5, 2023 92 mins

Guitarist Steve Mignano of bands Drab and Garguts speaks on gaining a discipline in music, his moment of Zen touring with blues harmonica player Johnny Reed, his current heavy metal New Orleans bands, the 19 yr old novice within him that just won't die, and so much more. Join us and hear about how he walks the line between paying the bills and retaining his creative expression. 

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October 22, 2023 79 mins

David McBurnett is mainly known for being a producer in music television, but has also worked in the festival and production side of the music business for decades. Playing guitar alongside Duke Edwards, he toured nationally with a travelling musical commune called Papa Dukie and the Mud People, coming to settle in Wallace, Louisiana. Where the music at a black Baptist wake would cement his place in the groove. We discuss his invol...

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October 1, 2023 65 mins

I had the opportunity to sit down with Eric Fox and Mike Dawsey of Pious at Eric's shop, Turning Point Tattoos in Mandeville, Louisiana. We discussed how they met and how the band came to be, as well as what aspirations they share in the band's direction. We got to discuss the upcoming album and sorted through what works and what doesn't work for them. Join us for a laid back look at an enduring metal band in the midst of a new and...

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September 16, 2023 72 mins

Saxophonist Christopher Burton plays in so many bands these days. And they run the gamut from the New Orleans Concert Band to Purikura Panic, an anime cover band. As a child, he was exposed to much gospel, as well as the likes of Minnie Riperton, Etta James, and Sam Cooke. Submersing himself in everything extracurricular, he walks us through his life overcoming spinal meningitis and partial deafness, to the many ways he found to st...

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September 2, 2023 61 mins

Originally from Madison, Ohio, violinist Justin Curry has come to settle in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. Coming from an extremely musical family, he's played violin professionally since he was sixteen years old. From classical, to bossa nova, to traditional Asian music, he has played many genres on several continents. We discuss Vienna, Tokyo, and New Orleans musical atmospheres, citing the characteristics and nuances of each. ...

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August 19, 2023 39 mins

Steve Staples of The Iceman Special has travelled the country in pursuit of his passion for music; several times over. At one time even packing up into an RV and setting off with no destination other than music itself. Between his immeasurable talent, and his immense amount of experience, he has found that sweet music in the psychedelic tapestry that is The Iceman Special. And anyone who has seen their shows will understand why, al...

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July 31, 2023 40 mins

Now living in Louisiana, Tylar Cash (a.k.a. Oktober Sky) grew up in Modesto, California. He brings with him a unique mixture of emo-rap/ rock with pop sensibilities and an aim to nurture a better version of self from everyone. Armed with a mic and a vision, and through hard work and constant refinement of his own talent, he has managed to release three professional music videos and four produced songs in a short amount of time. Joi...

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July 17, 2023 43 mins

Wayne Kahn was a radio DJ up in D.C. for a number of years. And at one time he owned a music label, Right On Rhythm, subsequently acquired by the Smithsonian Folkways. Not that long ago, he came into possession of a collection of Betamax tapes containing hours of footage of the Carriere family, a south Louisiana family steeped in the roots of zydeco music. Here, he tells the tale of Roy Carriere and family, how he fought for (and w...

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June 25, 2023 109 mins

Growing up in New Orleans, Mark went to school with and befriended some of the city's most iconic musicians. Through these personal bonds, and a lot of hard work, he started Basin Street Records. Twenty-five years later, he's still capturing the hearts and lives of bands and bringing them to the world. Join us as we learn what his life was like before this all begin, and what it has come to be through the respected Basin Street Rec...

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June 10, 2023 66 mins

We dive deeper into the life of Louisiana Music Hall of Fame musician Chris Leblanc, discussing how the birth of his son changed his life in music. We also discuss how some unfortunate events darken the mood of his new material and has had him submersing himself in his work. The topic of his new material surfaces again as we contemplate when the time will be right to release it, and what that strategy may be in the changing landsca...

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May 26, 2023 100 mins

Chris Leblanc was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in a musical family. From fourth grade until graduating high school he was in the school band, achieving the role of drum major. He can hold his own on trumpet, drums, bass, guitar and keys. We discuss his life as a child, on through his first album and concert, culminating in a successful career with his own band as well as in studio sessions with greats like ...

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May 12, 2023 111 mins

Travis Marc comes to New Orleans via England, and before that, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been signed by several independent labels as well as major labels including Universal. He has been in bands that have charted on Billboard and is fluent on countless instruments. From strategic band breakups to new formations and life-altering offers, he's seen so much and is nowhere near finished. Join us in finding about his trials t...

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April 28, 2023 80 mins

Fluent on bass, guitar, and clarinet, Metairie, La. resident Jorge is an indubitable wealth of knowledge in the music world. His technical skill on the strings is something to be admired and appreciated. Currently playing in The Grooxs and MIMIC, you can hear his technique shine through in everything of which he is a part. And those whom have taken lessons from him surely carry on the torch. Sit with us and enjoy the beautiful musi...

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April 14, 2023 77 mins

Having just returned from touring Thailand, The Will Wesley Band members Will Wesley and Phil Chandler sat down with and told us all about it. We discussed Will's childhood and start in music, how the duo came to meet, their business practices while navigating Covid, and the star studded list of contributors to their latest album. They're on all major platforms as The Will Wesley Band and as a duo named Will...

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March 31, 2023 92 mins

For the first time since parting ways with Exhorder three years ago, founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella sits down and tells all. We discuss his childhood, the introduction into his first band Sabotage, his punk influence, time during and parting ways with Exhorder, and his current projects. This could be perhaps the most encompassing and revealing interview he's ever given. Join us and learn about the man behind the guitar; the dist...

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March 18, 2023 57 mins

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Chris Beary began his foray into local music as a kid riding his bike to Jimmy's Music Club for the all ages shows. He has since become a CPA, an attorney, and a philanthropist. He has founded 6 non-profits and is currently managing 5 of them including Grace at the Green Light, The Fat Bankers Social Aid & Pleasure Club, The Funky Uncle Live, and Northshore Radio. Join us as we discuss his li...

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March 4, 2023 103 mins

Connor Graham began life in Ascension Parish and over time became an accomplished singer, guitar player, and trumpet player. For a long time, trumpet was his main instrument. At one point he was a trumpet player in a rap metal band while also taking side gigs at jazz performances. Through music lessons in and out of high school and countless hours on Guitar Hero, he made the transition to playing guitar. Throughout his life he play...

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February 18, 2023 83 mins

Petty Betty, a four piece band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana is fronted by singer Erica Calle. Currently a cover band with a new addition to their line-up, they soon hope to enact their combined 50 plus years of experience and begin the journey of laying down some original tracks. Erica sits down with and talks about cultural diversity, her transition as a singer from choirs to bands, overcoming situations tha...

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