The Tip Jar: THR Is NOT A Traditional Record Company

One of the reasons we are not like traditional record companies…. From Blog reader Jackie Hanel Emerson: “I would like to hear from some of your artists about what it means to them to retain the rights & ownership of their songs when they record with Threadhead Records, vs what happens with a commercial record company.” […]

The Tip Jar – New THR Advisory Board

Back in December 2008, Offbeat Magazine wrote an article on Threadhead Records. Within the article there was this line: So far, the label has not turned away any interested artist. Three and a half years later….we get phone calls and/or emails from prospective artists and musicians almost every week.  Because of our size and limited […]

The Tip Jar – Debbie Davis Project Update

Debbie Davis emailed last week with this update….and know that while we are getting close to the 10K goal for her, we still need to push for more to get to the finish line. Or maybe to the end zone would be more appropriate, with football season starting. At any rate, from Debbie: I’ve had […]

The New Blog for THR and MSR – The Tip Jar

Well, this is the first “blog” I’ve done for the  websites….so let’s see how this goes.  The blog will be written by me, and others….hopefully by some who work with Threadhead Records/Mystery Street Records, and some of you out there who are “Threadheads.”  And, I also hope some of our musicians can contribute. Anything is […]

Rick Trolsen & Neslort Project

A New Jersey native who grew up on hippie communes, Rick Trolsen first saw New Orleans when the Navy shipped him there; he soon resolved to get out of the Navy and into music full-time. He arrived in New Orleans in 1982 after attending Berklee College of Music. He quickly fell into good company and […]

Wilson-Moore CD Project

Chip Wilson, singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso, has decades of performance experience in New Orleans, the US, Europe and South America.  That experience and Chip’s own musical curiosity has led him to develop an extensive repertoire in several styles, performing a mix of classic and original American music: jazz, blues, folk, country, R & B and […]

Wednesday at the Square

By Laura Cayouette, May 20, 2010 (reprinted from Nola Defender; Despite the unpredictable weather, Irma Thomas and the Threadhead Players   drew large crowds for this week’s Wednesday at the Square  benefitting the Youth Leadership Council. Among the throng was guitarist, Jeanine Duhe, from all-female blues band, 30×90, who was there to watch earlier act […]

The Sounds of “Treme” Are Headed This Way

By Lavanya Ramanathan, Washington Post May 18, 2010 You may not know Paul Sanchez or “Big” Sam Williams by name, but if you’ve been watching HBO’s “Treme,” then you definitely know their songs. Next month, you can get to know them a lot better when the New Orleans-based musicians — fresh off “Treme” appearances — […]

Huffington Post Review: Bayou Road Suite

By Sal Nunziato, Burning Wood Blog/Huffington Post With the “Godfather Of Soul” no longer with us, Matt Perrine may now be the hardest working man in show business. (You try schlepping a tuba around from gig to gig!) As Matt puts it at the top of his CD notes, “Traditional jazz has been on the […]

Huffington Post Review: Midnight Rendezvous

By Sal Nunziato, Burning Wood Blog/Huffington Post Ingrid Lucia has been on the scene for awhile, both as a solo artist and with the Flying Neutrinos. Her recorded output has been uneven at best, singing standards and songs about New Orleans, with the usual band arrangements behind her. But Miss Lucia may have put out […]