There's something different about playing in New Orleans than playing anywhere else.
Welcome to my new ArtistShare® project, NOLA. I have lived in New Orleans for over twenty years. The music of New Orleans, southern and blues music, has been very influential for me. My interpretation of it comes from listening to everything from the 1920s to the Mardi Gras Indian recordings of the 1970s and going out to listen to a lot of music. But the most important thing, was just playing.
I went into the new recording studio at The Ellis Marsalis Center For Music with a few of my friends and started this musical journey. I want to share what an amazing experience it is, to make music with your friends in an incredible place like New Orleans.
As a participant, you will have access to exclusive videos, photos, my sketches, and performances from New Orleans and the musicians village. I'm even inviting you to collaborate with me to write a song. Throughout the project, I will share stories about my music and my songwriting process.
I look forward to you joining me and my friends on this exciting new project, NOLA.
The NOLA project was recorded at the the Ellis Marsalis Center on September 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2015 with generous support from The Perkin Fund.