Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival
thu.-Sun. Jan. 14-17 | Musicians including Carl LeBlanc, Steve Masakowski, Don Vappie, Gregg Stafford, Chris Thomas King, Detroit Brooks and many others celebrate the legacy of string player and jazz preservationist Danny Barker in concerts across town, and the festival includes music clinics and panel discussions.
The Electronic Sound
of New Orleans
Thu. Jan. 14 | The showcase highlights emerging artists from New Orleans' electronic scene. Electronic funk producers Computa Games and AF THE NAYSAYER are on a bill with Fro-Yo Ma and Oscillation Communications at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
Sat. Jan. 16 | Miami jazz vocalist and composer Carmen Lundy has worked with artists from Kenny Barron to Bruce Hornsby. She's joined by Jamison Ross (drums), Victor Gould (piano), Kenny Davis (bass) and Warren Wolf (keyboards). At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor.
Sat. Jan. 16 | Like a Dirty Coast Ariel Pink, Mariine captain Vaughn Daigle has an ear for warmly warped, head-echoing bedroom pop. The New Orleans artist issued two stellar records in 2015: April LP Life in Slow Mode and September EP Melt Down. Future Elevators and IZE open at 10:30 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
City and Colour
Mon. Jan. 18 | Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Green is a musical nomad, traveling from post-hardcore guitar-and-vocal work with previous band Alexisonfire to acoustic ventricle-rending on his early City and Colour albums to the sultry male-Sade of his latest release, last year's If I Should Go Before You (Dine Alone). Greyhounds opens at 8 p.m. at House of Blues.