Author Archives: Shane Colman

Colin Lake's adopted Louisiana roots

Colin Lake

From a young age, New Orleans-based blues/roots/soul singer and songwriter Colin Lake heard tales of the magic of New Orleans from his parents. “They would come home from Jazz Fest and go, ‘You gotta go to New Orleans ... Read More »

Top picks for Bayou Boogaloo 2015

Bayou Boogaloo

With summer rapidly approaching and temperatures on the rise, there are only a few weekends of bearable weather left until most folks shut themselves inside through daylight hours. And no excuses -- you've had a week to recover ... Read More »

Jazz Fest weekend 2 recap

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After a very stormy first weekend, Jazz Fest crowds were treated to a weekend of perfect weather.  With the great weather came some of the biggest crowds I've ever seen at the Fairgrounds, including what had to be ... Read More »

No curfew: 72 hours of Jazz Fest

Tank and the Bangas

Die-hard Jazz Fest fans come in all shapes and sizes, from young to old and local to international, and all have a seemingly endless supply of energy that keeps them dancing until they physically cannot keep their eyes ... Read More »

Jazz Fest 2015: Beyond the Fairgrounds

Tank and the Bangas

With Jazz Fest rapidly approaching, you may find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed by the almost unfathomable number of live music options presented over the next two weeks.  With no shortage of talent at the Fairgrounds, you'll have ... Read More »

The BMI Songwriter Stage: The buried treasure of FQF 2015

Sean Bruce and his band

French Quarter Fest pushed through some seriously stormy weather last weekend to keep the party going across the Quarter from Thursday - Sunday. With a whopping 23 stages, the fest was bigger than ever and drew an impressive ... Read More »

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