Here’s a look at the notable concerts in and around New Orleans for the upcoming week.
A Tribute to Glenn Fry & the Eagles featuring Coyotes, Little Maker, Cardinal Sons and more
10 p.m. Friday
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St.
During this week’s Grammy Awards ceremony, The Eagles’ Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and Bernie Leadon joined forces with their old pal Jackson Browne to pay tribute to the late Glenn Fry. On Friday at One Eyed Jacks, representatives of New Orleans’ burgeoning alternative country community will come together with a similar purpose. The show’s roster includes Coyotes, Cardinal Sons, Little Maker, the Kid Carsons, Gold and the Rush, Motel Radio, Eric Rogers and Renshaw Davies. Back in the day, the Southern California community of country-minded singer-songwriters was interconnected; Browne co-wrote the Eagles hit “Take It Easy” with Frey. The New Orleans alt-country community is similarly interconnected: pedal steel guitarist Derek Duplessie of the Coyotes is also a member of the Kid Carsons, and Coyotes drummer Chris Littlejohn also plays with Gold and the Rush.
Ted Ludwig Trio
8 and 10 p.m. Sunday
Snug Harbor, 626 Frenchmen St.
Jazz guitarist Ted Ludwig studied at the University of New Orleans with Ellis Marsalis, Steve Masakowski and Harold Battiste before Hurricane Katrina chased him to Little Rock, Ark. For much of the past decade, he and his trio have held down a steady gig at that city’s Capitol Hotel Bar & Grill. In 2015, Ludwig released a CD called “Stand Up.” Backed by New Orleans pianist Mike Pellera, among others, he swings through a series of original compositions and a cover of John Coltrane’s “Impressions.” An improviser at heart, Ludwig’s comp chording has been singled out for special praise; one reviewer noted that “as impressive as his single note chops are, his chording is more exact and precise and orderly than Joe Pass’s even when Pass slowed down.” Ludwig is back in his former hometown for two sets at Snug Harbor on Sunday.
8 p.m. Wednesday
Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way
Tickets: $40 - $93 plus service charges
In the 1990s, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge sold millions of albums thanks to the success of such radio-ready anthems as “Come to My Window,” “I’m the Only One” and “I Want to Come Over.” In 2014, she launched her own, independent record label, ME Records — conveniently enough, her initials — with an album titled, in a similar vein, “This is M.E.” “It’s a simple title that refers to the overall nature of the album,” Etheridge said in 2014. “It’s got all of my influences, from rock ’n’ roll to country to pop and R&B and soul. All of me is in this record.” Etheridge visited the Saenger Theater in December 2014 on the first leg of the “This Is M.E.” tour. A firm believer in the necessity of touring to sell records, she returns to New Orleans, still promoting “This Is M.E.,” for a show at the Orpheum next week. Last time around, she was backed by a band. This time, she’ll play solo.
10 p.m. Wednesday
Republic New Orleans
Tickets: $17 advance, $20 day of show
Alison Wonderland, trained as a classical cellist in her native Sydney, Australia, picked a good time to become an electronic dance music deejay and producer. Male DJs have traditionally dominated the field, but EDM is now so popular that there is room behind the turntables for diversity. Wonderland launched her career Down Under in part by hosting massive warehouse parties. She staged a series of record release parties for her 2015 debut album, “Run,” at strip clubs; the lead single, “U Don’t Know,” featured Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, as well as her own vocals and production work. She launched her American campaign in earnest in 2015 with a well-received appearance at the Coachella festival in southern California. She headlines Republic New Orleans on Wednesday for a show promoted by Winter Circle Productions. Golden Features is also on the bill.
The Batture Boys
9 p.m. Saturday
Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
Tickets: At the door.
Tommy Malone and Ray Ganucheau have been members of some of the most fondly remembered roots rock bands to ever call New Orleans home. Malone fronted the subdudes, and has also released solo albums that show off his soul-inflected voice and nimble way with a lyric. Ganucheau was a stalwart of the allstar ensemble the Continental Drifters. The two of them have forged a fresh collaboration called the Batture Boys. Their debut EP, “Muddy Water,” is due April 15. They’ll likely preview some of their new songs, and showcase old favorites from their previous bands, at Chickie Wah Wah on Saturday. For the show, Malone and Ganucheau will be joined by Joe Cabral of the Iguanas on bass and saxophone, Brian Brignac on drums and Dave Easley on pedal steel guitar.