Take me to the river in New Orleansa new documentary from Martin Shore that celebrates the musical history of New Orleans and Louisiana, opens exclusively at the Broad Theater, 636 N. Broad Street, April 22 before rolling out to select theaters nationwide.
Documenting the soul of American music, the first iteration of take me to the river, which premiered in 2014, focused on Memphis’ musical heritage and won awards at festivals such as Raindance and SXSW. This second movie Take Me to the River: New Orleansnarrated by John Goodman, features a who’s who of the New Orleans music community, including the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, PJ Morton, Big Freedia, G-Eazy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Snoop Dogg, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell, Ani DiFranco, Donald Harrison, Galactic, the late Dr John and many more.
“Memphis told the story of American music,” Shore says. “New Orleans is the story of the creation of world music.”
From traditional jazz and second-line brass bands, to hip hop, rap, funk and soul, the producers of this utterly unique and unprecedented project have paired legendary musicians with rising stars of the 21st century to create an unparalleled historic musical collaboration. came before. The album features brand new recordings of the Neville Brothers’ final performances and one of the final studio sessions with Dr. John, as well as all new collaborative performances from a range of great New Orleans artists.
Along with the launch of Take Me to the River: New Orleans, Petaluma Records has released the official video for “Knockin'” featuring Ledisi, George Porter Jr, Ian Neville and Ivan Neville. The new recording is the unveiled sixth single from the documentary’s soundtrack.
Take Me To The River: All Stars will perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Thursday, May 5, kicking off weekend two of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The ensemble is made up of brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and Galactic bassist Robert Mercurio. Joe Ashlar, who is known for his work with Dr. John. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, will be the special guest of the evening, and the concert will also feature Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Ian Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. .
A Take Me To The River: All Stars tour will follow, with Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Jon Cleary, Robert Mercurio, Terence Higgins and more performing in venues across the country throughout May.
Take Me to the River: All Stars Tour
May 5: New Orleans, House of Blues
May 10: Chicago, City Winery
May 11: Philadelphia, Ardmore Music Hall
May 12: Brooklyn New York, Brooklyn Bowl
May 13: Saint Louis, Le Grandel
May 18: Nashville, Brooklyn Bowl
For more information on Take me to the river, New Orleansvisit the movie’s official website.