New Orleans Now (part V)
Since we are at the halfway point, and because it’s the weekend, we thought it would be cool to spotlight a piece on the music of New Orleans.
The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. Rebirth’s longstanding regular Tuesday night gig at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans is one of the pillars of the New Orleans music scene, and has served as a reliable introduction to the city’s nightlife for many newly arrived college students.
The Maple Leaf was closed for several weeks in the aftermath of the storm. Owner Hank Staples stayed in New Orleans to guard the bar and his other properties, while vowing in interviews with national media outlets to host the first concert in New Orleans after the storm. And on September 30, 2005, Walter “Wolfman” Washington played the Maple Leaf’s first post-Katrina show in New Orleans. The band’s equipment was powered by a diesel generator because electricity had not yet been restored to most of the city. The gig was eventually shut down by police and National Guard as the city was still under a curfew. Electricity was restored to this section of the city about a week later.
This peice was edited by Travis Campbell
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