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Busted On Bourbon Street: A Journey To New Orleans

This is normally the part where we’d add some commentary about an upcoming show, but the text below from The Metro website pretty well describes the historical significance of this show. It’s going to be a fantastic evening of music and live history, but it’s also for a great cause. The show is Thursday, July 2, and tickets are available from The Metro website.

WWOZ, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Station, and famed Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart announced the latest installation to The Music Never Stopped pre-party & after party series — “Busted on Bourbon Street, A Journey to New Orleans” featuring Ivan Neville, Papa Mali, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Tony Hall, Willie Green and Marc “Buddha” Balsam on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at The Metro. Ticket proceeds will benefit WWOZ, a listener supported non-profit radio station, for more information visit wwoz.org.

“Busted on Bourbon Street, A Journey to New Orleans” celebrates the musical relationship and spiritual connection between the Grateful Dead and the city of New Orleans. Co-Presenter Mickey Hart states, “The most powerful groove in the world was born in New Orleans. The Grateful Dead were one of many bands to take those rhythms and help bring them to the world. Busted on Bourbon Street is a way to bring the music back, and pay respect, to the place where it all started and to the radio station that keeps the beat alive.”

Named for the famous lyric “Busted/down on Bourbon Street/Set up/like a bowlin’ pin” from the Grateful Dead song Truckin’, the concert features soul and funk legend Ivan Neville leading a New Orleans super group of musicians that include Papa Mali, the famed guitarist and producer who, in 2009, formed 7 Walkers with Grateful Dead drummer, Bill Kreutzemann, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, Bass prodigy from Dumpstaphunk Tony Hall, famed Neville Brothers drummer “Mean” Willie Green and percussionist Marc ‘Buddha” Balsam.

“As Guardians of the Groove, we are honored that Mickey Hart and the entire Grateful Dead family selected WWOZ, a community supported radio station that celebrates the music & culture of New Orleans, to be a part of this historic Grateful Dead celebration”, said David Freedman, General Manager of WWOZ.

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