New Orleans Music Heritage Walk Led by Local Record Producer

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New Orleans Music Heritage Walk Led by Local Record Producer
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Dig into the musical history of New Orleans with this 2-hour music and heritage tour. Listen to songs and the stories behind them as you learn more about the immortals of blues, jazz, gospel, and rock n'roll that have been a part of this city. Hear about Louis Armstrong, James Booker, Fats Domino, The Meters, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Buddy Bolden, Mahalia Jackson, and many others who are part of 300 years of musical heritage.
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In Brief

Location:
New Orleans, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Led by a local guide
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Overview
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Meet your guide, Keith (a Louisiana record man with more than 20 years record business experience), at the Louisiana Music Factory on Frenchmen Street - the most musical street in New Orleans. The aural-visual walking tour is accompanied by Bluetooth speaker capability to provide musical accompaniment of the artists and locations along the tour.

One of the first stops is Cosimo's Sound, second studio home of Cosimo Matassa. The former banana warehouse was home to masterful recordings that made up the 'New Orleans Sound' as professed on vinyl by the likes of Allen Toussaint, the Meters, and Lee Dorsey.

From this location, turn on Chartres Street and pay a visit to the boyhood home of Danny Parker. Along with his rambunctious and bawdy singing wife Blue Lu, we learn how a single man can save New Orleans Brass Band heritage. Next are stops in the Place de Armes, Preservation Jazz Hall, a stroll down Bourbon Street to Mister New Orleans, and J&M Studios - the 'Home of Rock N' Roll.'

Stops in Armstrong Park include Congo Square and the Louis Armstrong statue. While in the Treme, America's 1st African-American neighborhood, you'll hear about their influence in New Orleans music and heritage.

Cross over N. Rampart back into the French Quarter stopping at what some call the 'House of the Rising Sun.' Explore the metaphoric use of music in cultural storytelling. The Royal Orleans Hotel tells of the heady days of rock n'roll when the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, the Allman Brothers, Little Feat, and Led Zeppelin hit all the haunts. Debauchery and music ensued.

Dr. John calls James Booker 'the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.' Hear why at the former Toulouse Theatre. Also hear about another grand pianist popular in music today who was taught by Booker. You might also hear about Irma Thomas and her Grammy win, or how the blues were born.

Inclusions

  • Entry/Admission - French Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Preservation Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Louisiana Music Factory
  • Entry/Admission - Bourbon Street
  • Entry/Admission - Chartres Street
  • Entry/Admission - Louis Armstrong Park

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Louisiana Music Factory, 421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We had a great tour, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group had a great time with him. Would do the tour again.
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Keith is a wealth of knowledge on history and music. Relaxed pace and a refreshment/restroom break. Would highly recommend to anyone with any interest in the history of NOLA music.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2019
What a great day learning about New Orleans and the music heritage. Very fun just not long enough to learn everything he had to teach us.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2019
We enjoyed this tour. Keith is fun and knowledgeable about the history of music in New Orleans. He took great pictures for us and help us understand the music scene in New Orleans. If you like music and history, this tour is a great mix.
• Submitted 22 Mar 2019
Enjoyed this walk through the French Quarter and Frenchmen’s Street. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Great fun listing to the music he had with him as week soaked up the feel of the French Quarter. Abvious the Guide loved the subject of Jazz!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2018
Best 50 dollars we spent while in New Orleans. Thank you Keith for sharing your knowledge with us it is one we wont soon forget.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
I did not know a lot about NOLA's blues music and history until I took Keith's AMAZING tour. He will show you the French Quarter while telling you all about New Orleans blues and he'll even play music for you along the way. I loved this tour. I took this the first day I visited NOLA and Keith made me feel so welcome.
• Submitted 06 Jul 2018
A fantastic experience! Keith is certainly knowledgeable and his enthusiasm comes through in his commentary and story telling. And with the music playing along the way it brings both the sights and sounds together for an amazing time. Loved every minute of it! Don't spend time wondering - just book this tour and have a great time.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2018
Great tour for music and history lovers! You'll learn a lot and be entertained as well. Pace was perfect with a short coffee break half way through the tour. Keith is an amazing guide and master storyteller!
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
Keith was an outstanding docent on this trip and he knows everyone on the street of New Orleans and he has a strong voice and easily heard. We thought he was perfect.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
Keith really knows his stuff!! Great knowledge of area and history-just made me want to know more! The walk is easy and fun with lots of live music along the way, but if we hit a quiet spot, Keith has portable music with him! So much fun!
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
Our tour guide, Keith, was very knowledgeable on the subject. And you could see that he loved what he was talking about. Really enjoyed the tour.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
Keith was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable and personable. We had a great time. Would definitely recommend this tour and Keith!
• Submitted 10 Dec 2017
It was a very informative and fun tour even though we were freezing. The weather had changed and it was cold. It was well worth the time. Jeremy was a great tour guide and we learned a lot of the history of New Orleans and saw some great sights. Thanks Jeremy.
• Submitted 10 Dec 2017
This was a very good tour by a cool dude who really knew his stuff. Thoroughly recommended.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
Our tour guide was great. His knowledge of N.O. and its music was second to none. I can highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017
Definitely a highlight of my visit to the Big Easy last March. The tour guide knew his stuff, had great stories to tell, and gave me ideas of where to go next time for the best music. I have recommended this tour to friends heading to New Orleans at least twice in the past few months.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
Our tour was aboard the Steamboat Natchez, a very old but well-maintained paddlewheel steamer. We had a 3 hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, in perfect weather. The running commentary was brilliant, full of details about what we could see, hear and smell including the unloading of raw sugar from a barge on the river! As it was on Bastille Day, French music was the theme. The souvenir shop was busy with people from across the world buying trinkets and memorabilia. It was fantastic and well worth the expense.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. He customized the tour for us as my husband is in a wheelchair so he needed to be get around on sidewalks with ramps. Our guide knew the history of the entire area and made the tour extremely fun.
• Submitted 05 Jul 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was someone in the music business so he was gave us a vast amount of information. It was very informative and he was extremely nice and showed us a lot of stuff.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2017
Very informative and walked all over New Orleans from Frenchman's St to Armstrong park. Quite an experience for music lovers.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2017
Jeff the tour guide was really passionate about his music and culture topics. Extremely nice guy, kept us entertained the entire time. He really knows his music history. worth doing.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2016

In Brief

Location:
New Orleans, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Led by a local guide
Informative, friendly and professional guide

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