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Sisterhood and Community at Louisiana Products

When in New Orleans, WGRL recommends a trip to the Louisiana Products Deli, a neighborhood institution for more than thirty years!
Run by charming sisters Martha and Melanie, Louisiana Products is part art gallery, part community center and part old sc

hool deli with delicious home cooked NOLA specialities. In this edition of our podcast, Martha explains some of the heart behind this one of a kind store where you can get your groceries with a healthy warm helping of New Orleans culture.

Meschiya Lake – From Circus to Jazz Classics

Meschiya Lake was a little girl with a big voice, starting her career at the tender age of nine! WGRL caught up with the sultry voiced New Orleans vocalist who has lived a fascinating life that includes running away with the punk rock circus! From eating glass to her current stint singing jazz with her band The Little Big Horns , we were transfixed by her story and her talent.

Irma Thomas – the Soul Queen of New Orleans Exclusive

In May of this year we had the incredible opportunity to take WGRL on the road to New Orleans for Jazzfest where we had the chance to meet and interview none other than the Soul Queen of New Orleans, the Grammy award winning Irma Thomas!
Irma shared her wisdom from over 58 years in show business in an insightful interview with our teen reporters.
We were so inspired by our conversation with the gracious star that our artists on the trip decided to do a portrait which is pictured below.
We hope you enjoy our conversation with this great and talented lady!

 

Tank and the Bangas – Words of Wisdom from New Orleans

Le bon ton roulet in New Orleans! This Spring we had the very special opportunity to visit this world class city of art, culture, food and music. In conjunction with our sister group, the YaYa’s, we had a booth at the legendary Jazz Fest and spent 4 days live painting, experiencing and getting inspired by all this beautiful city had to offer.
WGRL was able to conduct a series of remote interviews with some of the most exciting female musicians in the city, both established and rising stars.
Tank, the dynamic lead singer of Tank and the Bangas and her manager Tavia made their way to us in the middle of a tropical downpour and the hectic schedule of rehearsing for their new tour. We truly appreciate these great inspiring ladies words of wisdom!
AND check out the live painting we did of the beautiful Tank below! 🙂