NOMHRF’s mission is twofold: to provide humanitarian outreach to New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina and to revive New Orleans’ unique musical culture. By returning displaced musicians to New Orleans, creating gigs in the city, and replacing flood-damaged instruments, NOMHRF empowers musicians to earn a living and heal our community with music.
This holiday season why not give the gift of music? Make a donation as a gift, throughout the season, and receive a special holiday thank you card from NOMHRF. And, as always donors receive a t-shirt as a premium with a $45 donation, 2 t-shirts with a $250 donation, and 3 shirts with a $500 donation.
Check out these LINKS to our friends and well-wishers.
The new Mardi Gras Records compilation benefits NOMHRF. Buy several:
Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge is back in action. Ms. Antoinette recieved a new PA and keyboard thanks to one of our generous donors.
We would like to thank our donors once again for helping the Fund. Thanks to your help Darryl was able to replace his prized King 20 Alto Saxophone, lost during Katrina
Sweet Home New Orleans is a new collaborative effort bringing together many national and local non-profit organizations of New Orleans to connect displaced musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club members. new collaborative effort bringing together many national and local non-profit organizations of New Orleans to connect displaced musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club members. The goal of Sweet Home New Orleans is to provide all of these displaced members of New Orleans culture with affordable housing to bring them home. To donate or to learn more, please visit their site: www.sweethomeneworleans.org
Here’s Les Claypool with one of our volunteers, Kyle Henning, at the New Year’s Eve Mad Hatter’s Ball in California. Thanks to Harmony Production for including us as the charity for this annual event!
Donate Online Now! You can also donate by phone at 1-800- 957-4026 or mail a contribution to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund at: 828 Royal Street, Box #833 New Orleans, LA 70116.
Read about NOMHRF booster Yoshio Toyama‘s recent contributions.
NOMHRF continues to support the second line tradition by helping to underwrite the cost of bands for parades. If you are interested in learning more about second lines and the threats they now face, please visit the Social Aid & Pleasure Club Task Force web site to find out how you can get invlolved in this ongoing effort.
Southern Comfort’s “Start the Music Up” campaign will benefit NOMHRF. Buy a CD, and check out the short films about New Orleans bands recovering from the flood.
“Fats Domino Day” will be proclaimed this Saturday, January 27th at the 12th Annual Best of the Beat awards. This years annual awards ceremony held by OffBeat Magazine is a tribute to music legend Fats Domino. Head to the House of Blues on Saturday night to enjoy this tribute with the music of Kermit Ruffins, Art Neville, Trombone Shorty, Irma Thomas, and more. The proceeds will be
donated to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund.
The Ponderosa Stomp is back in New Orleans this year. The 6th annual music festival will be held on May 2nd at the House of Blues. The Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau, a 501(c)(3) organization, established this now legendary event in order to celebrate and revive the best of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, soul, country, and jazz Come down and help pay tribute to some of the best American roots musicians of today.
The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum is a new book by first time author
Micheal Lane. This fictional book is set in New Orleans and takes the reader through the life of a jazz musician, Yawdy Rum, and his struggles living with New Orleans’ politics, hurricanes, and music. Micheal Lanewill be in New Orleans on March 24th and 25th. Come out to Legends Park and Preservation Hall to meet the author. A portion of the net proceeds from book will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians’ Hurricane Relief Fund.
NOMHRF Presents Live Music at the Columns Hotel
Every Friday from 5-7 p.m. this summer, we’re underwriting traditional jazz shows Uptown. Call 504-899-9308 for info.
Mission to Musicians at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church
7-9 p.m. every Wednesday night: free dinner and resource fair for musicians. Call 504-947-2121 for more info.