Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kermit Ruffins, the New Orleans Saints, and London!

Kermit Ruffins, the Rebirth Brass Band, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and many more will invade London when the New Orleans Saints play the San Diego Chargers at Wembley Stadium the weekend of October 24-26. Read all about it HERE.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Theresa Andersson in the Washington Post

Theresa Andersson and her new CD, Hummingbird, Go! are featured in today's Washington Post. She performs in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC is week.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dr. Michael White and NEA National Heritage Fellowship


Shown left to right --NEA Chariman Dana Gioia, Dr. Michael White and Congressman William Jefferson at the September 17th official NEA National Heritage Fellowship award ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington D. C. As part of the NEA ceremonies Dr. White performed September 19th at the Music Center at Strathmore and September 20th at the Kennedy Center for their performing arts series: Prelude 2008: Arts Across America.

Honored for and in carrying on the tradition of New Orleans Jazz, Dr. White's latest CD Blue Crescent has received unprecendented critical acclaim, heralding it "a major American work of art for the new millennium" and "one of the greatest examples of New Orleans traditional jazz ever recorded!"
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kermit Ruffins Signs New Recording Contract!


(New Orleans, September 23, 2008) Mark Samuels, president and founder of the award-winning New Orleans’ based record label, Basin Street Records, is pleased to announce the label has renewed its exclusive agreement with Kermit Ruffins. The first recording of the three record deal is scheduled to begin next month with a proposed spring 2009 release date.

“This is a momentous and sentimental occasion,” states Samuels. “Kermit Ruffins was our first artist signed in October 1997, the first to record in November 1997 and the first CD release in February 1998. It also marks the first new contract for Basin Street since October of 2003.”

Master trumpeter Ruffins, a native of New Orleans has released a total of 6 CDs on Basin Street Records including: The Barbecue Swingers Live (1998), Swing This! (1999), 1533 St. Phillip Street (2001), Big Easy (2002), Throwback (2005), and Live at Vaughan's (2007).

He is the recipient of many prestigious honors and awards most notably; multiple Offbeat Best of the Beat and Gambit Big Easy Entertainment Awards including “Entertainer of the Year.” He has been on the cover of Downbeat, Offbeat, Gambit, and Global Rhythm and has been a leader in the cultural rebuilding of New Orleans. He was featured on CNN’s international New Year’s Eve show, and at this year’s NBA All-Star Game.
Mark Samuels formed Basin Street Records in 1997 with a focus on New Orleans based jazz, blues, funk, R&B and rock. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Basin Street artists have been honored with Grammy nominations, Billboard Music Awards, Blues Awards, and have topped the charts on national jazz radio. In conjunction with the tenth anniversary and rebounding from the hurdles posed by hurricane Katrina, the label released four highly critically acclaimed recordings in 2008 by artists Irvin Mayfield, Dr. Michael White, Henry Butler and Theresa Andersson. Additionally, the artist roster includes Jon Cleary, Jason Marsalis, Los Hombres Calientes, and the Headhunters. Since 1992, Kermit has been managed by Tom Thompson of RubyArts Entertainment. Thompson can be reached at

Friday, September 19, 2008

Theresa Andersson on WNYC Studio 360

Check out Theresa Andersson's feature on WNYC's Studio 360 HERE. Theresa is on tour and is promoting her new CD, Hummingbird, Go! on Basin Street Records.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dr. Michael White featured on Voice of America

Dr. Michael White was interviewed on Voice of America's Doug Levine's show this week.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wall Street Journal reviews Dr. Michael White's Blue Crescent CD

The Wall Street Journal today ran a review of Dr. Michael White's Blue Crescent, along with reviews of 4 other New Orleans' based artists. Pick up a copy or check it out online HERE.

Dr. White will be heading to Washington, DC this week to be presented with the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship Award and will perform a free show at the Kennedy Center on the Millenium Stage on Saturday, September 20th at 6pm.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Theresa Andersson, Rolling Stone, Times Picayune

More great press on Theresa Andersson and her new CD Hummingbird, Go! including the cover story of today's Lagniappe section of The Times Picayune and

See you tonight (9/5/08) at Republic in New Orleans for her CD Release Party and unwind from Gustav evacuation party. And tomorrow (9/6/08), come see her at the Louisiana Music Factory at 4pm.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Hummingbird, Go! by Theresa Andersson

Look at all the great stuff "they" are saying about Theresa Andersson's Hummingbird, Go! Pick it up today from your favorite retailer.

"She's reached a clear career peak with the unconventional, focused and utterly charming Hummingbird Go!"

Hoooka of the Week!


"Theresa Andersson is gifted with a beautiful, utterly moving voice"

"This interplay of exceptional musicianship, sound, texture, and musical color are what make Hummingbird, Go! a truly extraordinary piece of work."

"A certain je ne sais quoi that has me taking my eyes off traffic to push repeat on songs like the ode to wander-lust "Japanese Art" or the magic-drenched "Locusts Are Gossiping"

"uniquely beautiful tracks"

"Hummingbird, Go! is a record with very good songs and surprising little moments that will keep you happy."

"This is literally my favorite album to come through the doors in a long time. I've been making everyone I can listen to it. She's amazing."

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

New CD Today!!! Waiting to return to New Orleans.

Basin Street Records is excited that Theresa Andersson's new CD is here today. It is called Hummingbird, Go! and we hope you will buy it. It is available from your favorite retailer, whether it be a CD or a digital download.

We are waiting on power, internet access and open post offices in New Orleans to return from evacuation from Hurricane Gustav. We are fully operational from our evacuation location.
New Orleans and its levee system fared well, but it will take a bit of time for the debris to be picked up, the power to be restored, and the 2 million Louisiana evacuees to return. Schools are set to reopen on Monday.

We hope to see you on Friday at The Republic in New Orleans for Theresa Andersson's CD release party.