Wednesday, December 31, 2008

JazzTimes' Top CDs of 2008: Blue Crescent #35

Dr. Michael White's Blue Crescent is listed at #35 in JazzTimes Magazine list of the Top 50 CDs of 2008. A feature with Henry Butler (Before and After) is also included in the Feb 2009 issue.

Monday, December 29, 2008

OffBEAT's Top CDs of the Year

OffBEAT Magazine's new issue (January 2009) just came out and listed their top CDs of the year.

#1: Theresa Andersson, Hummingbird, Go!;
#4: Dr. Michael White, Blue Crescent;
#11: Henry Butler, PiaNOLA Live;


Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Times Picayune Top 10: Dr. Michael White and Theresa Andersson

Times Picayune music critic Keith Spera listed his top local CDs of the year and named both Theresa Andersson's Hummingbird, Go! and Dr. Michael White's Blue Crescent in his top 10. He also listed Irvin Mayfield & Ellis Marsalis' Love Songs, Ballads, and Standards and Henry Butler's PiaNOLA Live in his next 12.

Theresa Andersson will perform the national anthem at the New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers NFL game on Sunday, December 28th.

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Theresa Andersson Makes A Formidable One-Woman Band"

New Orleans' Times-Picayune ran a feature today on Theresa Andersson. Read it HERE on Catch Theresa at Peaches' Records and Tapes (408 N. Peters) on Saturday, December 20th at 2pm. Also, catch her at Le Chat Noir for two newly added shows on Tuesday, December 23rd at 8pm and 10pm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kermit Ruffins single "Christmas Time Is Here"

Kermit Ruffins just released a single, "Christmas Time Is Here". It is a tease for a full length Christmas record coming in late 2009. Pick it up on your favorite digital platform, or order it online from With a hole punched in the corner of the cardboard sleeve, the sleeve will make a perfect Christmas tree ornament too.
Catch Kermit on December 19th at his Birthday Bash at the House of Blues in New Orleans.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

FREE SHOW for Irvin Mayfield 31st Bday with The Roots

Irvin Mayfield will throw a fantastic birthday party celebrating his 31st birthday with a free show by The Roots, Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, Amanda Shaw and more. The event will take place at the main library on December 20th. All you need is a New Orleans public library card and a free ticket that you can pick up at any New Orleans Public Library between December 12th and 19th for admission. Read all about it HERE.

Irvin Mayfield released Love Songs, Ballads and Standards (a collaboration with Ellis Marsalis) this year on Basin Street Records. Pick up a copy from your favorite retailer or from

Friday, December 05, 2008

Ben Franklin High School Ranked #16 in the Country

I am very proud of my high school, and the high school of my 3 kids. Ben Franklin High School is one of the shining spots in the Louisiana education system. Read the article with accompanying photos and video in US News online. I was in band there (in its prior location) with Wynton and Delfeayo Marsalis. Other famous graduates I attended Franklin with include actor Wendell Pierce, opera singer Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, and writer Lolis Eric Elie.

Theresa Andersson on WWL 870 and

Theresa Andersson was the guest of Garland Robinette on WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM today at noon CT. You can listen to the interview in its entirety on demand by clicking HERE. Pick up her new Basin Street Records CD, Hummingbird, Go! and buy tickets for her special show at Le Chat Noir in New Orleans on December 16th, 2008. Also, catch her performing the National Anthem at the New Orleans Hornets game on December 17th.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

NPR's Song of the Day is Birds Fly Away by Theresa Andersson

NPR's Song of the Day is Birds Fly Away by Theresa Andersson from her Hummingbird, Go! CD. You can catch Theresa in New Orleans on Saturday, December 6th at 2pm at the grand opening of Borders on St. Charles Ave. (at Louisiana). You can also catch Theresa on December 16th at Le Chat Noir in New Orleans at a very special show. And on February 4th, Theresa will perform on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Tell your friends, and thanks for buying her music!