John T. Lewis en Crescent City Blues <p><strong>Airs Friday, February 28 at 9 p.m. </strong>Crescent City Blues&nbsp;takes listeners to the hidden world of New Orleans corner joints—bars far from the French Quarter, in neighborhoods like&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Central City</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Treme<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span>Pigeontown<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. These clubs, patronized almost entirely by locals, nurture a resilient blues and rhythm-and-blues scene that is often overshadowed by the Crescent City’s legacy as a jazz town. They are an essential part of New Orleans’ cultural history, but they are struggling—because of the recession, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and potentially the BP oil spill.</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 03:00:00 +0000 40637 at Crescent City Blues