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Nola live music letter for the week

Editor’s Note: There is so much live music in New Orleans, and sometimes it can be rather overwhelming to know what to hear, where to go, or what to do. Writer and music lover Wesley Hodges is giving weekly previews of the live music happening in New Orleans as well as some sneak previews into what is coming up. For a full view of Wesley’s suggestions, check out his facebook page.

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld joins country musician Dolly Parton on stage at the Grand Ole Opry during a live broadcast in Nashville, Tenn. on April 23, 2005. Rumsfeld visited Nashville to thank Dolly Parton, the Grand Ole Opry and the American people for their support of our troops. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby, U.S. Air Force.

Dolly Parton plays the Smoothie King Center this Wednesday night (Photo: Wiki Media Commons)

Hi folks, hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving and the return to reality after the holiday break hasn’t been too harsh today. Luckily, another run of holidays are just around the corner and the local music calendar is packed in the coming weeks, with tons of new shows being announced for late-winter and spring in recent weeks. I’ve added a bunch to the local live music and new album releases calendar below so be sure to scroll down below.

Finally, if you aren’t following NOLA Live Music Letter on Facebook, you can like the page here and stay tuned for upcoming ticket giveaways there.

George Porter Trio at Maple Leaf Bar (11/28)
Rebirth Brass Band at Maple Leaf Bar (11/29)
Dolly Parton at Smoothie King Center (11/30)
Nobunny at Siberia (11/30)
The Holdup with The Movement at House of Blues (11/30)
Leroy Jones at Preservation Hall (11/30)

Ms. Lauryn Hill with The Soul Rebels at Saenger Theatre (12/1)
Dave Easley and Friends play The Grateful Dead “Easley Done” at Chickie Wah Wah (12/1)
Maxwell with Mary J. Blige and Ro James at Smoothie King Center (12/1)
Steve Vai at The Joy Theater (12/1)
John Prine with Shovels and Rope at Saenger Theater (12/2)
Minos the Saint, Burris and Friends play The Beatles 1966 at Chickie Wah Wah (12/2)
Yelawolf at Tipitina’s (12/3)
Cardinal Sons with Midriff at Gasa Gasa (12/3)
Homeshake at Siberia (12/3)
MainLine at The Maison (12/3)
Col. Bruce Hampton at The Maple Leaf Bar (12/3)


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