RECOMMENDED READS

OffBeat Magazine editor Jan Ramsey published a term paper by Douglas Rowe on Tourism and Music in New Orleans.

Songs For My Fathers by Tommy Sancton:  What a glorious book — the story of a white teenager learning about music and life from the great musicians playing at Preservation Hall.  It spans so much — music, relationships, politics and race in New Orleans …  The lagniappe for this story is that the author can be heard leading the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on the odd Sunday night — channeling the sound of the late, great George Lewis.