Being originally from New Orleans, my favorite music is usually of the jazz variety. New Orleans is well known for street musicians doing what musicians did for centuries: playing for their supper. Busking is widespread, and the amount of talent that is on the streets of New Orleans can’t be matched for the digitally processes screeching that passes for pop music these days. For example, here is a band playing right on the street in New Orleans:

Here they are again, and you will note that they have the collection plate out. This is how many musicians in New Orleans make their living.

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