As we approach the second anniversary of Katrina, roughly 3,000 musicians remain without housing in New Orleans. The number is staggering, but New Orleans proved once again you can’t keep a good city down and you can’t silence its music.
The Indigo Girls, Damian Kulash of OKGO, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Pamela Z, Bonerama, and Al "Carnival Time" played Sunday night in front of more than 400 fans to raise money for Sweet Home New Orleans, a coalition of non-profits that helps Katrina displaced musicians find new homes. "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home" took place at the historic venue Tipitina’s Uptown. (I forget to mention Matt Nathanson in the original post. Sorry, Matt. You did a wonderful job along with all of the other artists.)
The Indigo Girls played some of their big hits. Though he didn’t have a treadmill, OKGO’s Damian Kulash was equally entertaining with the backing of Bonerama. We should have photos and hopefully video up soon.