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New Orleans Music Heritage Walk Led by Local Record Producer

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Dig into the musical history of New Orleans with this 2-hour music and heritage tour. Listen to songs and the stories behind them as you learn more about the immortals of blues, jazz, gospel, and rock n'roll that have been a part of this city. Hear about Louis Armstrong, James Booker, Fats Domino, The Meters, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Buddy Bolden, Mahalia Jackson, and many others who are part of 300 years of musical heritage.
Highlights
  • Trace the evolution of jazz and blues on a musical tour of New Orleans
  • Visit famous recording studios and music venues in the French Quarter
  • Explore the city's African-American heritage in the Treme neighborhood
  • A music industry guide shares stories and plays clips on a portable speaker
What to Expect
Make your way to the heart of New Orleans’ music scene on Frenchmen Street, and meet your guide, a industry pro with more than 20 years of music-making experience. Starting at the Louisiana Music Factory, stroll through the French Quarter’s most musical haunts. Hear how Allen Toussaint and Lee Dorsey recorded some of their best vinyl at Cosimo’s Sound studio, and pass J&M Studios, known as the home of rock ‘n’ roll. See Danny Parker’s childhood home, and stroll through Louis Armstrong Park in Treme, one of the first African-American neighborhoods in the US.
Follow in the footsteps of countless fans as you stop at legendary music venues including the Royal Orleans Hotel, Place d’Armes, Preservation Jazz Hall, and Toulouse Theatre. Along the way, listen to clips from jazz, blues, and rock ’n' roll greats through a portable Bluetooth speaker and hear the stories behind the sound.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Keith our guide was amazing - he had a difficult crowd as my daughter wasn't feeling well and it was hot. He was quite happy to stop for drinks breaks when needed. We learnt about the history of New Orleans - not just musical -...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Owen C
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Definitely one of the best tours we’ve ever done. Keith is a powerhouse of knowledge and delivers it in a very entertaining way. Thoroughly recommend

Date of experience: July 2019
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keith a, Owner at New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

Thanks so much. I enjoyed my time with your family!

Reviewed July 1, 2019

We visited NOLA this last weekend and did a walking tour w Keith starting at Louisiana Music Factory ! The best tour on the entire trip . I and 2 teenagers ( 18 and 14) so enjoyed Keiths knowledgeable approach, tremendous history knowledge , fun...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mettebk
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Keith Abel is a character. That is what you want in a tour guide--someone dynamic and compelling. Someone to remember. But he is also a virtuoso. His flourishes, his timing, his research, his critique, his obvious love for the city and its people is, I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sara-Maria S
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Great tour. Guide had energy, information, and music. He offered suggestions for places to go hear jazz I learned the history, and the feel of the music Well paced, we kept as shady as we could, and there was a bathroom/coffee break. He knew so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from strawberry57 | Reviewed this property |
No I do not. If you ask Keith who does the washing tour, I’ll bet he knows.
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Response from Art_Vanderliegh | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 1/2 a day so 4 hours so around 3-4 km
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March 7, 2019|
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Response from Susie W | Reviewed this property |
It was two to three hours. Depends on your walking speed as well. The guide will go at your pace. We also stopped for about 15 minutes for a coffee. Have fun!
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