Live In New Orleans Spotify Playlist

By Andy Kahn Aug 29, 2015 10:00 am PDT

Like many around the world, New Orleans and its people are on our minds today, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the vibrant city. In the decade since, the Big Easy has rebuilt and rebounded and continues to revitalize in the wake of the damage done by the storm. Both before and after Katrina hit New Orleans, the music made in the city was, and is, an essential component of its cultural identity, and in tribute to its globally renowned music scene, the Spotify Playlist below – Live In New Orleans – features 25 tracks recorded live in various venues throughout the musical Louisiana port.

New Orleans legends like Professor Longhair, Louis Armstrong, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers and Preservation Hall Jazz Band are included in the playlist as are more recent favorites like Galactic (with Trombone Shorty), Anders Osborne, Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Papa Grows Funk and others. Iconic Crescent City venues like Tipitina’s, The Maple Leaf and Vaughan’s are represented with recordings by the likes of Earphunk, Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins.

Live cuts from Gov’t Mule, The New Orleans Suspects, Toots & The Maytals and many more make up just shy of three hours of NOLA-sourced tunes. Stream the Live In New Orleans Spotify playlist below:

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