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skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, May 21, 2007

concert for nola

we received this email:

new orleans created american music. now a group of musicians including the indigo girls, ok go's damian kulash, my morning jacket's jim james, san francisco singer matt nathanson and new orleans' legends al "carnival time" johnson and bonearama will help recreate the devastated city by playing a benefit concert to fund housing for the city's struggling musicians and artists.

it will be a loose and fun show with each artist performing a few songs with many of them sitting in on each other┬╣s songs. the full billing will be released closer to the concert, which will take place at tipitina┬╣s uptown on sunday, may 27.

the concert is being presented by the future of music coalition and air traffic control.

proceeds will benefit sweet home new orleans, a coalition of non-profit organizations, including the renew our music fund, that helps find affordable housing in new orleans and provides rental assistance for katrina displaced musicians, mardi gras performers and other traditional new orleans artists. to find out more about what sweet home new orleans and renew our music fund do, please go to www.sweethomeneworleans.org and www.renewourmusic.com.

"the musicians of new orleans have given their rich musical heritage to this country and they deserve to be supported in this time of need. while our nation's response to the katrina tragedy was and continues to be sorely lacking, the work of grassroots activists has shown through. we are looking forward to spending a little time in new orleans to witness and support the work that has been done by these tireless and dedicated folks. we also are very excited to play a bit of music in such a beautiful community!" said amy ray of the indigo girls.

prior to the event, a group of musicians will tour new orleans on saturday to see the damage left by hurricane katrina and the rebuilding that still needs to be done. they include jim james from my morning jacket and sandy pearlman, the producer of the blue oyster cult. this part of the event is not open to the press.

"i'm very excited about the work that fmc is doing, bringing politically and socially active musicians together, and i'm especially glad that at this year's meeting we'll have the chance to help out in new orleans. it's a great place for musicians to focus on community, both because we owe so much to that city for a century of incredible music, and because the local musicians there need our help right now," said damian kulash of ok go.

ticket for the benefit concert are $20 before the show and $25 at the door. tickets can be purchased through ticket web (www.ticketweb.com). doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m.

about the future of music coalitionfuture of music coalition is a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that identifies, examines, interprets and translates the challenging issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy. fmc achieves this through continuous interaction with its primary constituency - musicians - and in collaboration with other creator/citizen groups.

what you need to know

what: musicians bringing home musicians ii

artists: indigo girls, ok go's damian kulash, my morning jacket's jim james, matt nathanson, bonearama, al "carnival time" johnson

location: tipitina's uptown, 501 napoleon avenue

show time: doors open at 8 p.m. music starts at 9 p.m.

tickets: $20 before the show and $25 at the door. tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com.
indigo girls and part of my morning jacket! sweet! sounds like a great time, wish we were there, son of a gun, gonna have some fun on the bayou.

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posted by skippy at 6:46 PM |


Harry Connick, Jr. wore my beads on stage at his concert last night!

A Benefit for Habitat for Humanity/Musicians Village.


Laissez les bon temps roulez!
commented by Blogger Cookie Jill, 8:01 PM PDT  

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