Album Review: Traverse This Universe

Album Review: Traverse This Universe

MAY 31, 2016 by: ROBERT FONTENOT Sophie Lee, transplanted native of the ’90s or not, could be turning into the Leah Chase of trad jazz; not only does she operate Three Muses while holding down a steady gig at the Spotted Cat, she’s preparing to relaunch Seoul Shack in...
Seoul Singer: Miss Sophie Lee Expands Her Palate

Seoul Singer: Miss Sophie Lee Expands Her Palate

        MAY 3, 2016 by: BRETT MILANO Miss Sophie Lee does a lot of dreaming nowadays—a lot of the songs on her new disc, Traverse This Universe, were literally dreamed up. And when it comes to her life and work in New Orleans, she’s dreaming big. Before the year is...
Miss Sophie Lee: Love Street Lullaby

Miss Sophie Lee: Love Street Lullaby

      MAY 17, 2013: By JAMES NADAL If there is one constant element in New Orleans music, it is tradition. Though there are many styles and genres to be discovered and enjoyed within this vibrant and energetic city, there is a defining acoustic syncopated sound which...
Miss Sophie Lee: Tracking Her Roots

Miss Sophie Lee: Tracking Her Roots

APRIL 1, 2013 by: BRETT MILANO Miss Sophie Lee is surveying Frenchmen Street from the balcony of Three Muses, the restaurant and music club that she co-owns and where she’s played many a show with her band. “They say that New Orleans is a place where you either lose...
Two-Steppin’: Married With Music

Two-Steppin’: Married With Music

FEBRUARY 1, 2011 By: ELSA HAHNE “You have to want more for the other person than you want for yourself,” says Barbara Menendez. The former member of local ’80s band the Cold pours me a cup of coffee in her kitchen around the corner from the Prytania Theater. She...