Press Room

The Chicago Tribune calls Ben Sandmel’s Ernie K-Doe a “triumph.”

Nick Spitzer explored the careers of both New Orleans’s Emperor and the Professor on the December 26thĀ American Routes.

NPR airs yet another segment, this time focused solely on theĀ magnanimousĀ K-Doe and his life, career, and those he influenced. Listen in for interviews with legendary pianist and songwriter Allen Toussaint, guitarist Ernie Vincent, WWOZ Ā station general manager David Freedman, K-Doe back-up singer Eva Perry, and even clips from K-Doe’s infamous ‘OZ hosting gigs.

Kirkus Reviews has named Ernie K-DoeĀ one of the top 100 nonfiction books of 2012, and the Times Picayune named it one of the ten best Louisiana-set books!Ā 

Newspapers and magazines from across the Ohio River valley talk about K-Doe: the Community Press and Recorder inĀ Cincinnati, the Tennessean in Nashville, and the Nashville Scene.

NPR’s Morning Edition features K-Doe as part of their “Dead Stopā€ series about unusual cemeteries.

Read an interview with the author in San Antonio Express-News and a review in theĀ Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Ambitious…and eye-poppingly gorgeous” says the Austin Chronicle.

Check out Rolling Stone’s June 21 print issueĀ Ā for a 4-star review of K-Doe!

Publishers Weekly calls Ernie K-Doeessential reading” for fans of New Orleans and its culture!

Living Blues fans the flame of K-Doe’s legacy in their June issue.

K-Doe crashes USA Today!

Lynell George waxes poetic about K-Doe’s indomitable spirit in the Los Angeles Times.

The book received a starred review in Kirkus Reviews!

The New York Post and The Day in Connecticut mentioned K-Doe in their recommended reading columns.

The Associated Press‘s story on Ernie K-Doe was picked up by more than 75 outlets across the country!

Baton Rouge’s Country Roads bowed down to the Emperor, as did New Orleans’s own Times-Picayune, Louisiana Weekly, and Gambit Weekly.

You can watch author Ben Sandmel talk about K-Doe on WWL‘sĀ and on FOX 8‘s morning shows, accompanied by some classic K-Doe video, or listen to K-Doe hits and clips from his infamous WWOZ radio show on Fool’s Paradise with Rex on WMFU in New Jersey.

Check out the various blogs K-Doe has visited: Bentley’s Bandstand on The Morton Report,Ā NOLADefender, Music News Nashville, and Rock’s Back Pages.