The soundtrack for the film Take Me to the River: New Orleans will be released on April 1.
Directed by Martin Shore, Take Me to the River: New Orleans celebrates the unique culture, history, and music of the Big Easy and its impact on the world. It emphasizes the city's cultural influences from many parts of the world, the rise of jazz in New Orleans, and the value of resiliency in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
This sequel follows the award-winning film Take Me to the River, which tells the story of Memphis's influence on the musical world, as well as the social climate regarding racial discrimination and segregation.
"Memphis told the American music story. New Orleans is a story of how World music was created," Shore said.
The album features new recordings from local artists such as PJ Morton, The Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Donald Harrison, Ledisi, and the late Dr. John. It also features "Act Like You Know," a collaborative single that features Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Big Freedia, and Galactic.
The album will be available on CD, deluxe vinyl sets, and a digital album through Petaluma Records.
For more information about the album, visit americansongwriter.com.