My Morning Jacket, The Wrens, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Many More Contribute to Dear New Orleans Comp
Air Traffic Control, a non-profit group that’s been hosting artist activism events regarding Hurricane Katrina, wrangled The Wrens, My Morning Jacket, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and more to pay tribute with the release of Dear New Orleans.
Although some time has passed, more than a handful of musicians banded together to create the compilation Dear New Orleans, which benefits charities including Sweet Home New Orleans and Gulf Restoration Network—non-profits that have helped and/or are helping restore New Orleans.
OK Go, Laura Veirs, Mirah and more musicians contributed to the 31-track album featuring NoLa-inspired originals and cover tunes.
Some of the re-imagined Cajun favorites showcased include Bonerama’s rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” and MMJ and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s stab at Al Johnson’s Mardi Gras classic “Carnival Time.”
The album will be available for digital download Tuesday, Aug. 24 at DearNewOrleans.org.