‘Take Me To The River: New Orleans’ Announces February 3rd Release for Streaming

Just in time for the 65th GRAMMY Awards, Take Me to the River: New Orleans, the acclaimed documentary that celebrates the rich musical history, heritage, legacy, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana music through live sessions with local artists, will be available to stream on GooglePlay, Amazon, iTunes and more starting February 3. The film and accompanying soundtrack feature “Stompin’ Ground,” a collaboration between Aaron Neville and Dirty Dozen Brass Band and produced by the film’s director Martin Shore and Eric Krasno, nominated for Best American Roots Performance.

Watch Aaron Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, and Ian Neville 

record “Stompin’ Ground” in new behind-the-scenes footage 

from Take Me to the River: New Orleans  below. 

 

In addition, Take Me To The River Live! will head out on tour this February and March. The shows will include New Orleans musical luminaries featured in the project such as Dumpstaphunk, George Porter Jr., Jon Cleary, Bo Dollis Jr., and more.  

Take Me To The River Live! Tour Dates

February 24: Portland, OR – PDX Jazz Festival @ Aladdin Theater
     (Dumpstaphunk and Jon Cleary)
February 25: Edmonds, WA – Edmonds Center For the Arts
     (Dumpstaphunk and Jon Cleary)
February 28: Bend, OR – Tower Theatre
     (Dumpstaphunk and Jon Cleary)
March 2: Chico, CA – Laxson Auditorium @ California State University
     (Dumpstaphunk, George Porter Jr. (SOLO), and Jon Cleary)
March 3 – March 4th: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
     (Galactic with special guests George Porter Jr. and Jon Cleary)
March 5: San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
     (George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners, Jon Cleary and The Absolute Gentlemen)
March 9: Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center
     (George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners, Jon Cleary and The Absolute Gentlemen, Bo Dollis Jr.)
March 10: Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
     (George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Bo Dollis Jr.)
March 11: Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
     (George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Bo Dollis Jr.)

 

Photo Courtesy of Take Me To The River Facebook Page

The second film in the award-winning Take Me To The River franchise, Take Me to the River: New Orleans features new recordings by The Neville Brothers, PJ Morton, Big Freedia, G-Eazy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Snoop Dogg, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell, Ani DiFranco, Donald Harrison, Galactic, Irma Thomas, Ledisi, and many more. The deluxe soundtrack release is a once-in-a-generation collaboration that celebrates the sonic melting pot that comprises the musical DNA of NOLA.

The producers of this wholly unique and unprecedented project have paired legendary legacy musicians with the rising stars from all corners of the musical spectrum including jazz, second line, R&B, hip hop, rap, funk, soul, and rock and roll to create a historic artistic collaboration. The album features brand new recordings of the final performances from the Neville Brothers and one of the last studio sessions with Dr. John as well as all-new collaborative performances from a range of great New Orleans artists.

 

Dr. John and Martin Shore. Photo Courtesy of Take To The River Facebook Page.

Take Me To The River: New Orleans gives the viewer an insightful historical perspective on how global influences shaped, and continue to shape, a musical quilt that formed the music of this extraordinary city. To learn more about this remarkable project including tour dates and where to stream the film, click on the links below.

 

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