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New Orleans All the Way Live: Freret Street

Freret Street (Photo: Lauren Saizan)

New Orleans is experiencing a culinary renaissance. In addition to that, neighborhoods throughout New Orleans are being revitalized with old architecture being given new life. This week’s program will focus on one culturally condensed area along an eight block stretch of Freret Street in the uptown area of New Orleans where restaurants, music venues and businesses are opening.

In addition to revitalization on this corridor is an annual celebration known as the Freret Street Festival, this year on Saturday, April 6 with live music, food and activities for the young ones. During the program, we meet up with Greg Ensslen and Michelle Ingram who live in the neighborhood and run the festival. We’ll also hear from Ms. Linda Green — a.k.a. the “Yakamein Lady” —  and winner of the Cooking Channel show, “Chopped.”

The music on the program features artists playing at the Freret Street Festival with the swamp pop  of the Creole String Beans, the soul blues of Eric Lindell and the greasy funk of Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Hear the entire Freret Street episode of New Orleans all the Way Live streaming on WWOZ, the official local New Orleans radio station.

New Orleans All the Way Live is produced by the New Orleans radio station WWOZ with support from and New Orleans All the Way Live is an internationally syndicated weekly radio show produced by George Ingmire highlighting the unique music, food, festivals, and culture of the Crescent City. Ingmire culls from WWOZ’s vast library of live recordings and connects with musicians from across the city to bring you one-of-a-kind music and musician interviews—from flagship music festivals to living room concerts.

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