Milo's Music Parlor

Milo's Music Parlor, hosted by the President and Janitor of Milo Records, Kim Vu, is an intimate conversation with artists shaping the contemporary New Orleans musical landscape. Living legends, young upstarts, and national and international acts making a pass through the city play an intimate set to a small audience of music appreciators, then step away from their instruments and talk with Kim. The audience join in the conversation. Milo's Music Parlor is a unique New Orleans night out: something between soundcheck and speakeasy, on-stage, back-stage, and after-show party.

Todd Grebe and Cold Country

Todd Grebe and Cold Country
May 16, 2016

If you’re looking for that high lonesome sound, you can look no higher than the hills of Alaska, the home of Todd Grebe and Cold Country.  After a healthy musical career with the national touring, Nashville-based, Alaskan act Bearfoot, band members Angela Oudean and Todd Grebe returned home to Alaska to make more music and a baby in their country-music project, Todd Grebe and Cold Country. In this episode of Milo's Music... Read More »

Alex McMurray

Alex McMurray
February 10, 2016

For New Jersey native Alex McMurray, it was NOT love at first sight when he moved to New Orleans 28 years ago.  But like many of us,  he learned to love it, and found himself returning from New York after Katrina, even AFTER realizing “You have to be crazy to live in this Town”, an idea that became the title of one of his post-Katrina songs. His music can be... Read More »

Alexandra Scott

Alexandra Scott
December 1, 2015

Originally from Virginia, Alexandra Scott and her dog Jackson have dipped in and out of New Orleans since 2000. In 2008 Alexandra claimed the city as home for herself, Jackson, and what she calls her “dream-a-billy” music. In this edition of Milo’s Music Parlor Alexandra talks about her pioneering role in the 21st Century’s new wave of NOLA singer-songwriters with host Kim Vu-Dinh and answers questions from the live audience on subjects... Read More »

Kelcy Mae

Kelcy Mae
November 11, 2015

Even in a town like New Orleans where life is often lived in public on the street and stoop, singer-songwriter Kelcy Mae’s heart is on her sleeve. And in her adopted city. At prestigious festivals across the country and in more intimate gigs at home, Kelcy’s lyrics reveal her background as a published poet (as Kelcy Wilburn) and her melodies come from a blend of genetic Americana and church: growing... Read More »

Thomas and Teresa

Thomas and Teresa
October 8, 2015

You don’t have to go to far out of New Orleans city limits to run into small-town Louisiana and the music that it incubates.  From Cajun, to Zydeco, and in today’s case, bluegrass and country, Louisiana towns have cradled a number of notable roots musicians, such as singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams to  Zydeco man Corey Ledet.  So it’s a pleasure, but no surprise to find Thomas and Theresa, young, fresh transplants... Read More »

David Doucet and Al Tharpe

David Doucet and Al Tharpe
September 12, 2015

Have you ever heard Cajun music in Yemen?  Have you ever worked with Allan Lomax?  Have you ever been in the first Cajun band to win a Grammy?  On this episode of Milo's Music Parlor David Doucet and Al Tharp, current and former members of Beausoleil share tales of llife on the road, everywhere from Scott, Louisiana to the Middle East before the Gulf Wars.  Armed with acoustic tunes originating... Read More »

Aurora Nealand and Monocle

Aurora Nealand and Monocle
July 14, 2015

You may know her as the head rose of Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, one of New Orleans’ pre-eminent interpreters and performers of traditional New Orleans jazz music. As if that wasn’t enough, Aurora performs in at least three other bands, and a score of other musical projects, often including international musicians from as far-flung places as Pakistan and India. She’s also written and directed three theatre pieces, and has... Read More »

Mahala

Mahala
June 26, 2015

As you may have discerned in your own musical ramblings, or if you don't live here auditory samplings, around New Orleans, there's something musically here for everybody. If you need any proof of this, look and listen no further. Ladies, and gentlemen, Mahala. On this episode of Milo's Music Parlor, Matt Schreiber shares his experience traveling and studying Eastern European music, Romani (commonly referred to as “Gypsy”) music, and the differences... Read More »

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
June 9, 2015

Lovers of Americana music can go no further South than Melbourne, Australia, the home base of the Americana band Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes.   Playing original compositions of front man Lachlan Bryan, in 2014 they’ve won Best Country Album, Best Group, and Best Alt Country Album of the year from three national bodies in Australia. Not only are these guys good enough for Australia, they’re good enough for some of our most... Read More »

Helen Gillet

Helen Gillet
May 15, 2015

With an international upbringing in far-flung places like Singapore, Belgium, Helen eventually landed in New Orleans where she finished a master’s degree in the cello at UNO. Though classically trained, she quickly found a musical route of her own where she weaves French chansons, avant-guard compositions, and loop pedal symphonies all together. Listen to her tell all on Milo’s Music Parlor including the secrets of hugging a cello, and how... Read More »

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
April 27, 2015

Now ten years old, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue are one of New Orleans' longest Americana-Country acts. And they're still notching up firsts. Here they're the first ever guests on Milo's Music Parlor.  Vanessa Nieman grew up with Soundgarden, discovered Patsy Cline (though exactly where remains something of a family mystery), was a jazz vocalist with a decent track record, and then along came New Orleans. Perversely, in the home of... Read More »

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