For those of you who can't make it down to New Orleans for this years Jazzfest, fret not...while you won't be able to sample the amazing grub, you can catch some of the tunes.
Rolling Stone will be streaming some of the acts for your enjoyment.
They have some obvious choices with Arcade Fire and Wilco, but I do like how they are going to give some local flavor with Marcia Ball and The Soul Rebels Brass Band. I will be down there in a few days...Yippee!!!
Along those lines if you want some real flair of the city you can always listen to one of the best radio channels on the planet, WWOZ.
Here are some tunes to get the weekend started proper with a Jazzfest touch:
Clint Maedgen covering The Kinks "Complicated Life" with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (maybe my favorite video regarding the city, every time I watch I get goosebumps)
Irma Thomas classic cover of "Time Is On My Side":
John Butte "At The Foot Of Canal Street":
The Stooges Brass Band on a 2nd line parade:
The New Orleans Bingo Show: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" cover
Kermit Ruffins (actually in in NYC) singing "Caledonia" and others...