Like so many others who romanticize the history and culture of New Orleans, I’ve had a personal connection to the Hall since my dad, an avid PHJB fan, and I visited on a driving tour/pilgrimage from Philly one very hot August many years ago. The first things we did were to pay our respects to the Hall, the Mississippi and a memorably sherry-heavy bowl of turtle soup. Two decades later, I can’t imagine a more powerfully satisfying assignment than one that allowed me to delve deeper into the institution that initially drove my boundless love for and curiosity about this city. You can check it out in PDF form (sorry) by clicking here.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: 50 Years of New Orleans Artistry19 06 2012