Over a thousand miles away from New Orleans and at one of the toughest times of my life, the soul of New Orleans always finds me and wraps me in her loving arms.
Isn't it amazing how music travels through the earth as if the earth had a heart beat and the roads are the veins leading it's way to feed, pump the heart, keep it alive.??? I feel like that about New Orleans culture especially our music and food, it travels all over the earth feeding the souls of people, we would never guess to have soul ties with New Orleans.
Im more than convinced now that New Orleans culture needs to be saved from gentrification and that my heart & soul, my very body needs to be a part of New Orleans assiting with keeping our culture in tack.
I said all that to say @rebirthbrassband lifted my spirit, allowing me to have my very own #secondline #tribute to my #cousin, cuz I felt her spirit as the beat of the music found the rhythm of my own heart beat and on some real straight News Orleans ish I was able to #friend the #members of the #band and it felt like some sitting on the porch in New Orleans type of #convo & it hit me, I'm among a group of men who are love all around the world, because of their #nola sound. No, they weren't #buttonedup #suitedandbooted #daperdown, but they were the faces of New Orleans, those men we see working hard each day only to turn around to play a gig after he got off.
I enjoyed our #convo but what I loved was feeling the #love #spirit #culture of #neworleans way in #minneapolis.
I'll share a lil bit of our talk, ya know blog about, shot them out and etc, but some of it was so only for #NolaFamily that I hv no choice, but to take it as advice, a Golden nugget as I continue to grow my platform. #nolablogger #nolaband #itsyournola #onlyinneworleans #music #grammy #jazz #footwork