Recently, I have been down with the flu. While lying in bed, I was thinking of this blog and that I should look up songs about and write about influenza. However, that thought was thoroughly depressing.
Instead, I stayed in bed and looked up the radio show American Routes. If you aren’t familiar with the radio program, “American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.”
The best things about American Routes broadcasts are: what you learn about the music, the diversity in music style and where it came from, and the interviews with the artists themselves. This time, I chose to listen to “Soul Sisters – music and interviews with soul singers from the formative era of the mid-1950s through Motown of the late ’60s, and an all-female New Orleans brass band“. Great choice!
It really cheered me up. Plus, I found some new-to-me artists and music! For instance, the Pinettes Brass Band (all female brass band) and Bonsoir, Catin (all female cajun, swam pop band).
The Pinettes will cheer you up, too, with their tuba, rhythm and excellent solos!
– More Info –
Artist / Musician / Band: The Original Pinettes Brass Band
Genre: All female brass band
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
Where to buy or purchase: Direct from their website