The Libro Music team paid a visit to New Orleans, The Big Easy, for a weekend of music with a little bit of work mixed in. A night out listening to music is always a pleasure and even more so in a city like New Orleans where music is part of the city’s life blood. The only thing that may outweigh the great music in New Orleans is the food. Our work this weekend of course included seeing what New Orleans had to offer for music. We also got a chance to meet a few writers and photographers that were interested in joining the Libro Musica team.
Our musical tour through New Orleans included stops in the French Quarter, on and around Bourbon Street, and on Frenchmen Street. Bourbon Street and the few streets nearby are where one will find a feast of music to fill the varied desires of any music fan. Frenchmen Street is walking distance away from Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. Frenchmen Street has over a dozen live music venues and a nighttime art market to see and purchase local art.
The music in New Orleans comes is many varieties. We saw musicians both old & young and saw large bands playing on the streets and crammed onto tiny stages in packed venues.
Old and the Young
An example of the young performers included a Houston native working to earn his keep in New Orleans covering Jimi Hendrix tunes.
Street Music and Indoor Music
Accomodations in New Orleans
One of the highlights of the trip had nothing to do with music. We had the pleasure of staying at the Caffin House. This selection from AirBnB exceeded my expectations for place to stay just a few minutes from the French Quarter.