New Orleans music seems to reflect a confluence of cultures. Out of that jazz and blues was born which spawned rock and roll, rap, bounce and a myriad of other musical styles.
People don’t talk much of folk and country music here, but heck I know there’s a pretty thriving community of what’s called Americana music, bands and performers. As a musician, singer/songwriter I consider myself part of this group.
New Orleans and the New Americana Music – Video
Americana is really a confluence of styles as well, mixing folk and country as well as jazz and blues elements.
In this video Tim Gendron, a student at UNO film gives us a little overview of what’s happening in New Orleans with this style of music. Lots of bands, performances and venues where these musician can “show their wares.”
Check it out.