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Oct 29

Down on the Bayou II- Live Jam from New Orleans now available

More than 60 musicians collaborate to create live jam album for charity

New Orleans-October 29 2010- The live recordings from Down on the Bayou II, a benefit concert for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC) and Assistance Foundation (NOMAF), are now available for download at

The recordings capture the collaboration of more than 60 musicians coming together as never before playing renditions of classic songs such as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, Robert Johnson’s “32-20 Blues”, Dr. John’s “Right Place Wrong Time”, “Turn On Your Love Light” and Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman”. All proceeds from sales of the album benefit the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation to support its vital Musicians’ Clinic (est. 1998).

The concert, which took place April 29, 2010 at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, Louisiana is the second annual benefit concert spearheaded by Widespread Panic keyboardist JoJo Hermann. “Down on the Bayou is an annual concert during Jazzfest that brings top musicians together to pay tribute to New Orleans and the contributions this city and its musicians have made to the music we make and love today. The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic is a model for artist healthcare and we’re proud to support it,” explained JoJo.

The recordings of the performances that night found their way into the hands of multiple Grammy award-winning producer John Porter. Those musicians who donated their performances to benefit the Musicians’ Clinic include: Big Chief Bo Dollis, George Porter Jr., Widespread Panic, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville, members of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Gov’t Mule, Big Sam, Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne, Christine Ohlman and Jon Cleary, among others. 100% of the proceeds from Down on the Bayou Live will go to sustain America’s only comprehensive medical home for musicians.

The album will premiere on on the afternoon of October 29th.

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic/Musicians Assistance Foundation

The mission of the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation is to keep music alive by sustaining New Orleans musicians and tradition bearers in body, mind and spirit. We do this through providing access to health and social services through the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, regardless of musicians’ ability to pay, and by fostering cultural opportunities that advocate for and support this effort. To learn more, visit New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Save The Clinic

Track List:

1) “Stagger Lee” by Mardi Gras Band

2) “I Got a Woman” by Mardi Gras Band ft. Johnny Few

3) “Stealin'” by John “Papa” Gros, Russell Batiste, George Porter, Jr. and Alfred “Uganda” Roberts

4) “Right Place, Wrong Time” by John “Papa” Gros, Max Abrams, Russell Batiste, Bill Elder and George Porter, Jr.

5) “Hey Pocky Way” by Billy Iuso, Bo Dolliis Jr., Bo Dollis, Sr. and George Porter, Jr.

6) “Big Chief” by Big Chief Bo Dollis, Sr., Russell Batiste, Bo Dollis, Jr., Billy Iuso, Thomas C. McDonald, Ivan Neville, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts and Baba Akinwali Yuhdidiyuh

7) “Hey Now Baby” by Big Chief Bo Dollis, Sr., Bo Dollis, Jr., Max Abrams, Billy Iuso, Thomas C. McDonald and Ivan Neville

8) “I Walk on Guilded Splinters” by Widespread Panic w/ Max Abrams and Baba Akinwali Yuhdidiyuh

9) “Turn on Your Lovelight” by Papa Mali, Matt Hubbard, Bill Kreutzmann, Reed Mathis and Anders Osborne

10) “Tipitina” by Jon Cleary w/ Russell Batiste, Kevin Mabin and James P. Walsh

11) “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Jon Cleary w/ Russell Batiste, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts and James P. Walsh

12) “32-20 Blues” by Gov’t Mule with Alfred “Uganda” Roberts

13) “Shaky Ground” by Mardi Gras Band with Shamarr Allen, Craig Klein and Mark Mullins

14) “25 Miles” by Mardi Gras Band w/ Christine Ohlman and Shamarr Allen, Russell Batiste, Craig Klein, and Mark Mullins

15) “Get out My Life Woman” by Mardi Gras Band with Christine Ohlman and Alfred “Uganda” Roberts

16) “Love Slips Upon Ya” by Mardi Gras Band w/ guests Russell Batiste, Luther Dickinson and Carmalita Glospie


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