Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Tipitina's Foundation

New Orleans Artist Relief Effort (Tipitina's Foundation)
Until the recent devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Tipitina's Foundation has devoted its efforts to uplifting the New Orleans music community through its Music Co-op Office, Instruments A-Comin' benefit concerts and the Tipitina's Internship Program. That mission has changed, as we now fight to save and rebuild that very community. We are currently finding musicians housing, gigs and instruments while we raise funds through donations and nationwide benefit concerts to meet the challenges facing us in the coming weeks and months. Tipitina's Uptown, 501 Napoleon Avenue, will open up as soon as we can return as a Musical Community Center with a Music Co-Op, as we all come together to preserve the spirit of New Orleans. (more...)

Etiquette Tips for Displaced Musicians (National Public Radio)
Weekend Edition - Saturday, September 17, 2005 ยท As director of Tipitina's Foundation, Bill Taylor is trying to address the housing needs of displaced Louisiana and Delta musicians. Tipitina's Web site lists tips on how to be a good host to musicians in distress and alternatively, how to be a good guest.

Grace E. Lee