Make Your Own New Orleans Street Performer Album

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David and Roselyn
David and Roselyn on iTunes
David and Roselyn started playing on the streets of New Orleans 35 years ago when their bus broke down on the way to a gig in Miami. You can find them on Royal Street when they're not touring music festivals around the world.Read More...

Kiss it and Make it Better (3:18)



Sarah Quintana
Sarah's Homepage
Born and raised in New Orleans, Sarah studied guitar at NOCCA as a teenager and rediscovered her passion for New Orleans jazz while playing on the streets of Marsailles, France. Read More...

Quarters (2:55)


To Be Continued Brass Band
TBC Brass Band on Facebook
TBC first took to the street in 2002, banging on cardboard boxes and blowing borrowed horns to earn money for a school band trip. Now an established ensemble, you can still find them rocking on the corner of Canal and Bourbon. Read More...

A Bungo (7:08)

The Loose Marbles
The Loose Marbles on Facebook
Founded in 2000 by clarinetist Michael Magro, The Loose Marbles play fresh interpretations of traditional New Orleans jazz with an ever changing lineup of musicians and dancers. Their music is featured on Season 2 of HBO's Treme. Read More...

Crumpled Paper (4:39)

Sweet Street Symphony
Sweet Street Symphony on Myspace
When not touring the country in a VW van you can find the Sweet Street Symphony playing their gritty mix of old time rhythms on Frenchmen Street. They also host the Buskers Ballroom, a showcase of New Orleans street musicians at the Hi-Ho Lounge on Wednesday nights.

Arrival (3:18)



G String Orchestra
G String Orchestra on Myspace
Having just returned from a bicycle tour of Mexico and a trip to Alaska, you can find The G String Orchestra playing original compositions and traditional gypsy and Eastern European folk songs on Royal Street. .

Royal Waltz (4:26)


Big Mamma Sunshine
Big Mamma on youtube
A self described "troubadour of the trails," Big Mamma left the Florida Panhandle in 1988 to play for tips in the Quarter. Now at age 70 she's got "both feet on the pedals" going just as hard as she can. You can catch her most Saturdays in front of the Gumbo Shop at 630 St. Peters.Read More...

Jambalaya (2:37)

Bilal Sunni-Ali
Bilal Sunni-Ali on iTunes
Long-time musical ambassador of the Black Panthers and the Republic of New Afrika. Bilal Sunni-Ali has played with such greats as Gil Scott Heron and the Last Poets. Read More...

Wade In The Water (8:33)

 
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