Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav, New Orleans, Louisiana and Basin Street Records

It is 11:27 pm on Saturday, August 30th and one of the most ominous hurricanes in US history, Gustav, is approaching about 3 years to the day since Katrina destroyed most of our city, my home, my neighborhood, and the Basin Street Records' office. I have secured my rebuilt home (which is now doubling as the Basin Street Records' office) as best as I can, and will probably leave for safe harbor in Memphis early tomorrow morning. My kids are already safe with their grandparents.

Basin Street Records will continue to operate during and after this hurricane, just as we did during and after Katrina. Music is important for the human soul, and I hope that what we do helps everyone who hears our music to keep their spirit up. Don't forget about New Orleans, Louisiana and the people who have worked so hard the past few years to rebuild what we may need to rebuild once again.

I hope to be back here celebrating Theresa Andersson's new CD on Friday and hope that this storm somehow miraculously diminishes in strength before it hits the US.

Friday, August 29, 2008

WNYC Soundcheck: Dr. Michael White's Blue Crescent

Check out today's show "Soundcheck" on WNYC. Dr. Michael White and his new CD, Blue Crescent are featured as they reflect on the 3 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Coincidently, we are preparing for Hurricane Gustav today and expect that most of the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast will be evacuating by Sunday and Monday if the hurricane continues along the predicted path. Basin Street Records will stay in operation regardless of whether we evacuate or not, just as we did during and after Katrina.

Friday, August 22, 2008

American Routes feature on Dr. Michael White

American Routes, a nationally syndicated radio program, is running a feature on Dr. Michael White and his new CD, Blue Crescent this week. Dr. John is also featured in this episode. American Routes is heard on stations all over the US and on many internet simulcasts on various dates and times. In New Orleans catch American Routes on WWNO 89.9FM at 6pm CT on Sunday. You can also catch WWNO's internet simulcast on WWNO 2 at 2pm CT on Sunday. Listen on demand to the Michael White portion of the show from and look for the playlist for the show.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

KCRW Song of the Day: Theresa Andersson's Birds Fly Away

KCRW's Song of the Day is Theresa Andersson's "Birds Fly Away" from her upcoming CD, Hummingbird, Go! on Basin Street Records. This new CD hits the streets September 2nd, 2008.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Readers Digest September 2008: Dr. Michael White profiled

Dr. Michael White is profiled and photographed in the September 2008 edition of Readers Digest. Dr. White's latest CD, and his 4th on Basin Street Records, is entitled Blue Crescent.

Theresa Andersson Opens Her Hummingbird, Go! US Tour

Theresa Andersson opens her US Tour in support of her upcoming Basin Street Records' release, Hummingbird, Go! tonight in New York City at The Living Room. Here is a complete list of her tourdates (subject to change and additions):

Aug 12 2008 9:00P Living Room New York, New York
Aug 13 2008 8:00P Living Room New York, New York
Aug 14 2008 8:00P Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Aug 16 2008 1:00P Purple Fiddle Fest Davis, West Virginia
Aug 19 2008 8:00P Spiegelworld (sitting in with Laura Cantrell) New York, New York
Aug 20 2008 7:30P Haddon Heights Sundown Music Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Aug 21 2008 8:00P Sullivan Hall New York, New York
Aug 22 2008 9:00P Recher Theatre Towson, Maryland
Aug 23 2008 9:00P DC9 Washington, Washington DC
Aug 31 2008 7:00P Callaghan’s Irish Social Club Mobile, Alabama
Sep 5 2008 11:00P Republic (Aquarium Drunkard presents CD release party) New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 6 2008 4:00P Louisiana Music Factory New Orleans, LA
Sep 9 2008 7:00P Rialto Theatre Tuscon, Arizona
Sep 11 2008 8:00P Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, California
Sep 15 2008 7:30P Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Sep 16 2008 7:30P The Showbox Seattle, Washington
Sep 25 2008 8:00P 8 x 10 Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 26 2008 7:30P World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 27 2008 9:30P Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Oct 2 2008 8:00P Howlin’ Wolf (Indie Rock Collective CD Release) New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 4 2008 1:00P Gretna Heritage Festival Gretna, Louisiana
Oct 24 2008 9:00P IOTA Club & Cafe Arlington, Virginia
Oct 25 2008 7:30P Attucks Theatre Norfolk, Virginia
Nov 1 2008 7:00P Schubas Chicago, Illinois

Friday, August 08, 2008

We Shall Not Be Moved: Video Shoot

A New Orleans style "We Are The World" called "We Shall Not Be Moved" is shooting a video at Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Saturday, August 9th at 10am (raindate Sunday, August 10th). They want thousands of people to participate.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Irvin Mayfield Gets Tattoo on Miami Ink on TLC Channel

Watch Irvin Mayfield as he receives his first tattoo on Miami Ink on the TLC Channel tonight at 10pm ET (9pm CT). The cast and crew from Miami Ink visit New Orleans. Listen for music from Basin Street Records in the episode. Irvin Mayfield has released 10 CDs on Basin Street Records including his latest collaboration with Ellis Marsalis entitled "Love Songs, Ballads and Standards". While in New Orleans the crew also visited Bullet's Sports Bar on a Tuesday night so they could see Kermit Ruffins.