Crescent City Blues

The post-Katrina New Orleans still has great live music, but you have to look for it

Published: May 18, 2009

There's a moment in a New Orleans club when the drummer's in the pocket, the sweaty crowd is gyrating and spilling out into the street and the bandleader pushes the music relentlessly faster like a potter spinning an enormous wheel. It doesn't matter if it's traditional jazz, blues or rock 'n' roll.

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(This story appears in the 05 June, 2009 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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