To say that Joan Osborne is pleased to be co-headlining with Mavis Staples, one of her strongest influences, would be a gross understatement. Both strong women are at the peaks of their careers as their new tour kicks off.
I never thought I’d call a blues band “authentic” that splashed a heavy dollup of Ramones punk attitude onto a bed of alien invasion smoothy guitars, but Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen are unquestionably authentic.
The New Orleans great discusses his friend B.B. King, his appearance in the HBO series Treme, The Stones covering his music, losing everything in Katrina, and how New Orleans music is coming back strong!