Musicians Bringing Musician Home - New Orleans Benefit Dec 4th
Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy), Nicole Atkins, Hank Shocklee (Bomb Squad, Future Frequency), Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit (Flobots) and Waterflow (of Senegalese hip-hop band Wageble) join together for "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home IV" – a special evening of music at Tipitina's Uptown (501 Napoleon Ave.) on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 9pm. This show is a benefit for Sweet Home New Orleans, a coalition of non-profit organizations that helps find affordable housing and provides rental assistance for Katrina displaced musicians, Mardi Gras performers and other traditional New Orleans artists.
The "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home IV" concert is the celebratory and fundraising finale of the fourth three-day activist retreat hosted by Air Traffic Control and the Future of Music Coalition since the Gulf Coast storms of 2005. This retreat brings artists from around the country to New Orleans to tour affected neighborhoods, visit with some of the city's notable musicians and community leaders and participate in strategy sessions about how to integrate activism and philanthropy into their work as musicians.
Tickets for "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home IV" are onsale now at www.tipitinas.com and in person at the Tipitina's box office. Admission is $12 with all proceeds going to benefit the important work of Sweet Home New Orleans.
If you are not able to attend the concert, we encourage you to tune into the free streaming webcast of the show at www.tipitinas.com and make a donation to Sweet Home New Orleans.