Friday, May 18, 2007

Benefit for New Orleans Musicians

New Orleans is American music. You'd be hard pressed to name another city that has had a more fundamental role in the creation of the sounds that we think of as distinctly American. Unfortunately, that legacy was dealt a major blow by Hurricane Katrina -- New Orleans musicians were scattered across the country. Nearly two years later many still have not returned home.

The situation has prompted a group of musicians to travel to New Orleans to tour the damage and play a benefit show for housing for musicians and artists. The show will feature the Indigo Girls, OK GO's Damian Kulash, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Matt Nathanson, multi-media artist Mike Relm, and performance artist Pamela Z. It will be at Tipitina's Uptown on Sunday May 27 at 8 p.m. Ticket are available through the Tipitina's web site.