Sunday, September 04, 2005

new orleans musicians: update

WWOZ, 90.7 FM, New Orleans. Due to HURRICANE KATRINA we signed off on August 27th at midnight. Until we can build new temporary facilities (hopefully in October), we have a temporary stream called "WWOZ In Exile."
[ FXH is listening online to
KBON, 101.1 FM, Eunice, Louisiana, (Eunice is a town of about 11,000 about 100ks from Baton Rouge and 230 ks from New Orleans. KBON has community announcements for volunteers to help with food distribution to refugees, great adverts for local businesses like chicken farms plus 24 hours of "your variety station with a Louisiana flavor!" Cajun, zydeco, swamp-pop, blues, country, blues, oldies and gospel. ]

From Chuck Taggart's great Gumbo Pages:
We're very concerned about the safety and whereabouts of pianist and composer Roger Dickerson, who is a close friend of my aunt. He lived on Metropolitan Drive in Gentilly, and hasn't been heard from. PLEASE leave a comment or email [chuck] at [gumbo] dot [org] if you hear anything about Roger.

Still looking for Antoinette K-Doe. Alex Chilton, who lived in the 9th Ward and refused to leave, hasn't been heard from, and there are many people who are worried about him. So many others ... I'll post updates as I get them, and please leave a comment if you hear anything.

UPDATE: Via Ben Sandmel: "Not 100% confirmed but heard that [Antoinette]'s in the lounge, guarding it with a gun, was offered a ride out in a boat but declined. She has lots of food and drink so I guess she's OK, relatively. More ASAP... "

UPDATE: Via Craigslist:
New Orleans own Blues Guitarist, Blind Snooks Eaglin, needs a home for him and his family who have lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina. We are 12 in all, please help. You may contact us at

Here's a list so far of New Orleans musicians that have been confirmed as safe:

Steve Allen, Theresa Andersson, James "Satchmo of the Ghetto" Andrews, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Johnny Angel, Marcia Ball, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Rebecca Barry, Harold Battiste, Russell Batiste, Tab Benoit, Better Than Ezra, Terrance Blanchard, Eddie Bo (plus sister Veronica and his band), Bonerama, John Boutté, Russ Broussard, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Henry Butler, Grayson Capps, Ricki Castrillo, Evan Christopher, Jon Cleary, Cowboy Mouth, Susan Cowsill, Davell Crawford, Jack Cruz, Dash Rip Rock, Jeremy Davenport, Theryl "Houseman" DeClouet, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Michael Domenici, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Snooks Eaglin (and family of 12, now homeless), Lars Edegran, Nancy Edwards, Charlie Fardela, Jack Fine (of the Palmetto Bug Stompers), Pat Flory, John Fohl, Andy Forrest, Gina Forsyth, Pete Fountain, Derrick Freeman, Jonathan Freilich (N.O. Klezmer All-Stars), Peter Fuller, funky Meters, Galactic, Steve Goodson, Tim Green, John "Papa" Gros (and the whole Papa Grows Funk band), James Hall, Corey Harris, Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Corey Henry, Andi Hoffman, Peter Holsapple, The Hot Club of New Orleans, The Iguanas, Burke Ingraffia, Benny Jones Sr., Leroy Jones, Kirk Joseph, Joe Krown, Julia LaShae, Tim Laughlin, Washboard Chaz Leary, Bryan Lee, David Leonard & Roselyn Lionheart (David & Roselyn), Herman Leonard, Lil' Rascals Brass Band, Eric Lindell, Jeremy Lyons, Ronald Markham, Jason Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield, Tom McDermott, Humberto "Pupi" Menez (and aunt Caridad Delatorre), Charles Louie Moore, Tom Morgan, Chris Mule, Kenny Neal, The Neville Brothers, Charmaine Neville, Ivan Neville, Carlo Nuccio (post-storm okay, post-flood unknown), Anders Osborne, Panorama Jazz Band, Joshua Paxton, Michael Pearce, Dave Pirner, George Porter Jr., The Radiators, Jan V. Ramsey & most of OffBeat Magazine staff), Rebirth Brass Band (all members), Marcus Roberts, Coco Robicheaux, John Rodli (N.O. Jazz Vipers), Biff Rose, Wanda Rouzan, Dixie Rubin, Kermit Ruffins, Scott Saltzman, Mark Samuels (Pres., Basin Street Records), Will Samuels, Ben Sandmel, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Alexandra Scott, Mem Shannon and the Membership, Derek Shezbie, James Singleton, Johnny Sketch, Michael Skinkus, Robert Snow (N.O. Jazz Vipers), Brian Stoltz, Marc Stone, Bill Summers, Ken Swartz, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Rick Trolsen, Johnny Vidacovich, Rob Wagner, Mark Walton, Melissa Weber, Mike West, Dr. Michael White, Marva Wright, Linnzi Zaorski.