TAKE ME TO THE RIVER NEW ORLEANS, which celebrates the rich musical history, the heritage, legacy, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana music through live sessions with local artists, will be released digitally on iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon and more beginning on February 3rd, just ahead of the 65th GRAMMY(R) Awards. The film and soundtrack feature the GRAMMY nominated song “Stompin’ Ground,” a collaboration between Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and produced by Martin Shore and Eric Krasno. The song is nominated under the Best American Roots Performance.
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER NEW ORLEANS is the second in the franchise of the award-winning TAKE ME TO THE RIVER films. The new movie celebrates the rich musical history, the heritage, legacy, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana. A true collaboration and melting pot of influences from around the world, that came together and formed one of the world’s most unique cultural jewels. Our adventure shows the resiliency of surviving disaster to a formidable rebirth while pairing legacy musicians with stars of today, and how this unique cultural jewel came to exist. Featuring New Orleans artists such The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Ledisi, G-Eazy, Snoop Dogg, William Bell, Galactic, Mannie Fresh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, George Porter Jr., Christian Scott, Donald Harrison, Big Freedia, Ani DiFranco, PJ Morton of Maroon 5, Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Voice of the Wetlands, The Givers, Dumpstaphunk, Cheeky Blakk, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Big Sam, Terence Higgins, Walter Wolfman Washington, Dee-1, Davell Crawford and many others, and is narrated by New Orleans local and actor, John Goodman. The film was directed by Martin Shore, produced by Martin Shore, Cody Dickinson, Dan Sameha, Eric Heigle, Eric Krasno, Ian Neville, and Ted Chung and co-produced by John Goodman and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell. John Beug, Zach Fawcett, and Snoop Dogg were executive producers on the project.
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER LIVE featuring Dumpstaphunk, George Porter Jr., and Jon Cleary will continue to hit the road starting February 24th in Portland, and continuing on to other locations. For more information on dates and locations, check out www.takemetotheriver.org/tour.