My musical tastes were greatly influenced by the New Orleans R&B records I heard growing up;  lots of horns, vocal harmony, and wonderful piano music.  I was also affected, some may say trapped, by the artists of the 1960's.  Below is a sample of the people that I enjoy listening to whenever I can:

Bob Dylan || Tom Waits || Warren Zevon || Dr. John || James Booker || John Prine || Professor Longhair || The Kings ( B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, & Earl King) || Stevie Ray Vaughn || The Kinks || Bonnie Raitt || Marcia Ball || Lou Reed || David Bromberg || Leonard Cohen || Kate Wolf || Victoria Williams

Click on the image to the left to go to the WWOZ web site. It's a public radio station in New Orleans that plays music from local and regional artists.
Click on the image on the left for information on the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.