Tuesday, September 23, 2014

John Boutte -- "Treme Song"

Hubby and I were watching the Treme TV series for the past couple of days. It's telling the stories of several New Orleans characters after the devastation caused by Katrina and how they try to regain a sense of normalcy in a city that lies in shambles. It is just amazing how resilient humans can be. 
It is even more amazing to see how big a role music does play in rebuilding the lives that have lost their anchors; it seems to be woven into the everyday fabric of the city and its inhabitants -- like a thread that keeps everything together. Very, very interesting.
So -- of course, there is a lot of music in each episode. Throughout the series some of the true New Orleans greats have cameo appearances: Loyd Price, Ernie K. Doe, Allen Toussaint, Thrombone Shorty, Dr. John, Fats Domino, The Gaturs ... Your old Raggedy's heart kept jumping and pumping. I even tried to dance along to the Treme theme song. 

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