Win Big: Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Friends

PreservationLast week we profiled the recent tribute to New Orleans’ Preservation Hall. Recorded over the past year in New Orleans historic landmark, the album features the legendary jazz band performing with artists ranging from Tom Waits to Jason Isbell to Brandi Carlile.

Did I say win big? I meant really big. Thanks to our friends at Red Distribution, we’re celebrating this tremendous release in style with a special prize package that includes eight, count ’em, eight cds. The package starts with Preservation, an Album to Benefit Preservation Hall. It also includes the latest releases from seven artists featured on Preservation: My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Jason Isbell, Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, Del McCoury Family Band (Del appears solo on Preservation), Julie & Buddy Miller (Buddy appears solo on Preservation) and Steve Earle.

To win, post a comment with a favorite New Orleans song or artist. A winner will be selected at random when the contest ends on Monday, 8 March 10 at midnight ET.**

For your viewing pleasure, here are a couple of videos featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The first is a documentary about the tribute album, featuring scenes from many of the recording sessions. Next up is a trio of live sessions featuring the Edge (performing “Vertigo” with the Band — eat your heart out, Bono!), Del McCoury and Pete Seeger.

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  • James

    Favorite New Orleans artist is probably Dr John (or maybe Allen Toussaint). Difficult to chose one track of his but maybe Honey Dripper from the CD of solo piano he made several years ago.

  • Clay

    That’s a tough one–too many strong candidates. Professor Longhair is probably my favorite New Orleans artist.

  • Laura

    That’s an amazing bunch of stuff! So many great musicians from New Orleans – hard not to love the folks said above. Can I pick one of each? The awesome Trombone Shorty for artist, and for a song I gotta go with I Wish I Was in New Orleans by Tom Waits. Kills me every time.

  • boyhowdy

    I like PHJB, actually – they made a great double-bill with the Blind Boys of Alabama at Boston’s Symphony Hall last year. Second choice, though, would have to be Paul Sanchez – not an obvious choice, but great stuff nonetheless.