Some live downtime

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in stuff | 0 comments

Within the next week or so, Gumbo Radio will switch from its live mode to its canned broadcast mode for about a week. This will give us time to move the operation to a new secret bunker.

Don’t worry though. You’ll still be able to listen to Gumbo Radio around the clock (but with Live365′s commercials mixed in). Once we have our entire system back up and running, we’ll flip the switch back to the live mode.

Thanks for your patience.

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John and Alan Lomax in Louisiana, 1934

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in stuff | 0 comments

Screen shot 2014-06-23 at 10.33.21 PMDo yourself a favor. Go check out the incredible work Dr. Joshua Clegg Caffery has done on John and Alan Lomax’s 1934 trip to south Louisiana. You won’t be disappointed.

While you’re at it, check out Caffery’s exemplary book Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana: The 1934 Lomax Recordings.

The 1934 Lomax Recordings

Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana

The 1934 Lomax Recordings

- See more at: http://lsupress.org/books/detail/traditional-music-in-coastal-louisiana/#sthash.AYNd4jaF.dpuf

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Half a decade ago …

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

I’ve been so caught up in the holidays that I forgot to mark Gumbo Radio’s birthday!

Five years ago, I kicked off this little dog-and-pony show, and the obsession remains. Since last year, I’ve added another couple of weeks of music for a playlist that’s 35-days long. Every time I update the list with new music, I think Yeah, that’s good. That ought to be enough for a while. But then I run across something I just have to add. Or even better, my kids hear something and say, “We need to add that to Gumbo Radio.” The apples have definitely fallen very closely to the tree.

And just as a heads up, on Christmas Eve, I’m switching the whole format to Christmas tunes for that day and Christmas day. But on Dec. 26, we’re back to the live mix of music from Louisiana.

Here’s wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.

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Where’s your sticker?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

Where did you stick your Gumbo Radio sticker? Post a pic of it on our Facebook page.

Do what? You say you don’t have one of these 4×6 black and white vinyl beauties? Send a self-addressed, stamped envelop to Gumbo Radio, 210 Lafitte Ave., Lafayette, LA, 70506, and we’ll drop you one in the mail. (Then you can slap it on whatever your little pea-pickin’ heart desires and then post a pic of it!)

Gumbo Radio sticker

Cleveland Chenier, John Hart, and Clifton Chenier at Jay’s Cockpit and Lounge, Mardi Gras 1975, Cankton, Louisiana

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A month of music

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

With today’s addition of just over 1,000 songs to Gumbo Radio, the playlist is now over 31 days long. So in theory you can list to Gumbo Radio live from Lafayette for an entire month without hearing the same song twice. I’ll continue to add tunes to the catalog, but for now enjoy the current month of music!

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The new promo

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

Check out the new promo that’s airing on Live365.

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A big ol’ update

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

Well, it’s been quite a long time since the playlist has been updated, so we’re making up for it with a massive new update. We’ve just added an additional 5.5 days worth of music for a playlist over 27.5 days long. Listen for new music from Ray Abshire, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Woody Guthrie, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Dale Hawkins, and music from the HBO series Treme. Over the next few days we’ll mention the latest updates to the playlist on Gumbo Radio’s Facebook page. Enjoy!

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Update maintenance

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in stuff | 1 comment

The live broadcast is going to be down for the next day or so. I’m adding 30 albums to the mix and need to do some routine maintenance. It shouldn’t be a big deal. You can still check out the 6-hour canned broadcast until the live mix is back up and running, probably by Monday at the latest.

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Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in stuff | 0 comments

This year’s Mardi Gras mix is on the air!

Check it out for over 12 hours worth of Mardi Gras tunes.

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in stuff | 0 comments

Along with Gumbo Radio’s clean new design, I’ve also added a couple of new pages to the mix, including the shop. There was some merchandise left over from the Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign – including bumper stickers, T-shirts, and The Original Zydecozy. Now you can pick up on these items anytime you want while helping support the live broadcast of Louisiana’s music.

And Gumbo Radio’s sound has never been sweeter. With a 128k audio stream, you can listen to the 24-hour broadcast in CD-quality. Right now, the playlist contains nearly 9,000 songs for 22 days worth of music. But I’m updating this too on an ongoing basis. I just can’t help myself.

Thanks again to all the fine folks who helped out with this last phase of Gumbo Radio’s growth. Your contributions are already coming to fruition.

Have a safe and happy new year!

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