Ivan Neville, George Porter, Jr., Anders Osborne & Stanton Moore Join Together For 'Songbook Live'

Article Contributed by Calabro Music Media | Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Crescent City music legends George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne and Stanton Moore will come together during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for 'Songbook Live' on Wednesday, April 29 at Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Presented by health and wellness charity 30Amp Circuit, this one night only engagement will feature four giants of New Orleans' music performing songs from throughout their individual repertoires, as well as, the music of others that has influenced them, while sharing the stories, memories and insights behind the music.

"Ivan, George, Anders and Stanton will bring a backpack full of songs and trade them, share them and explain them to each other and to the audience," explains 30Amp Circuit co-founder Andy Hurwitz. "It's going be a once in a lifetime experience to hear their unique musical memories and then get to witness them performed together in a celebration of each other and their city."

The setting for 'Songbook Live' is the the gorgeous Patrick F. Taylor Library at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This intimate gathering will be limited to just 250 seats with all proceeds from ticket sales going to benefit The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and 30Amp Circuit—two organizations dedicated to preserving the health and wellness of musicians both locally and nationally.

The evening will also serve as an awards ceremony when the 2nd annual 'Songbook Award' is presented to this year's recipient George Porter, Jr., recognizing his incredible contribution to New Orleans' music and culture. Porter is best known as a founding member of The Meters, one of the most celebrated funk bands in the history of modern music. 

Last year's inaugural 'Songbook Live' and 'Songbook Award' featured Ivan Neville—the performance from which was recorded and will be released as a live album in late April. Additional details of the release will be announced shortly.

Tickets are on-sale now at: brownpapertickets.com/event/4531655

About ThirtyAmp Circuit: Thirty Amp Circuit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which promotes health and wellness for working musicians and their associates, including, but not limited to producers, songwriters, engineers, managers, roadies and bus drivers.  Thirty Amp Circuit offers backstage clinics that bring health and wellness to musicians, and those who support them, at their place of work along with events that raise awareness and funding for their healthcare plight. Founded by a music industry veteran Andy Hurwitz, celebrated doctor Dr. Ari Greis and world class New Orleans' musician Ivan Neville, Thirty Amp Circuit is the proud recipient of the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Presidential Award for entrepreneurship in health care. More info at: 30amp.org

Who:
George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville,
Anders Osborne & Stanton Moore

What:
SONGBOOK LIVE:
Trading Stories & Music & Songs About New Orleans

When
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
Show: 8:30pm

Where:
OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART
925 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Tickets:
$75
All Ages
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