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In honor of Mardi Gras I thought I'd show New Orleans a little love and what better a way than to spread the word about Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program!

Although New Orleans' traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no one center for the city's veteran greats to play. In 1961, local art dealer Larry Borenstein opened a building in the French Quarter called Preservation Hall. The young tuba player Allan Jaffe ran the hall and organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band after the venue and the rest, as they say, is history.

Playing with the Preservation Hall Band on this benefit album are: Louis Armstrong, Andrew Bird, Terence Blanchard, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Jason Isbell, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo, Amy LaVere, Anita Briem, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller, Paolo Nutini, and Tom Waits.

Watch the excellent trailer for the album Right Here

Have a listen to a couple of highlights...***TRACKS REMOVED PER REQUEST***

"The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (with Andrew Bird)

"Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing" (with Tom Waits)

Stream the album in it's entirety Right Here

Order the album Right Here

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