George Porter, Jr

Bass - "The Days", "What It Was"
A pioneer of funk, George is probably best known as the bass player for the Meters. He's also teamed up with a plethora of other greats including Paul McCartney, Dr. John, David Byrne, and Tori Amos

John Boutte

Vocals - "Let It Go"
New Orleans' favorite male vocalist, John's song "Treme Song" is now the theme of the HBO hit series, Treme.

Charmaine Neville

Vocals - "Good Enough Alone", "The Days"
The daughter of Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, she is currently the leader and lead singer of the jazz/funk sensation, the Charmaine Neville Band.

Shannon Powell

Drums - "The Days", "Let  It Go", "Haunt"
Shannon Powell, the "King of Treme", has played all over the world with groups like Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz OrchestraHarry Connick, Jr. and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Dr. John.

Joe Lastie

Drums - "Inches Away", "What It Was", "Good Enough Alone"
Joe's musical family legacy is steeped in Gospel music.  I had the pleasure of recording his album that featured his family, The Lastie Family Gospel, which was a mind-blowing experience.  Joe's been a regular with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band since 1989, and he's also performed with Professor Longhair and Irma Thomas.

Carl LeBlanc

Vocals - "Inches Away" 
From being a founding member of the band "Stop Inc." in 1968 to moving to Philly to live and play with Sun Ra, Carl has played all kinds of music, and he's played with everybody.  I've seen him call Fats Domino just to chit chat, and he kindly put me in touch with George Porter, Jr.  so that I could hire him for this record.

Clint Maedgen

Sax - "The Days", "Inches Away", "Haunt", "What It Was", "Drinking Alone", 
"Let It Go"
Best known as the singer for The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Clint is also now a full time member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Lucien Barbarin

Trombone - "The Days", "Inches Away", "What It Was", "Drinking Alone", "Let It Go"
Lucien is an in-demand trombonist, as his years of touring with Harry Connick, Jr. and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band clearly show.  Lucien is part of one of the New Orleans musical family legacies - his great uncle Paul Barbarin wrote several classic New Orleans hits, including "Bourbon Street Parade".

Mark Braud

Trumpet - "The Days", "Inches Away", "What It Was", "Drinking Alone", "Let It Go"
Grandson of trumpeter John "Picket" Brunious, Mark is among several musicians on this record whose families have shaped the sound of New Orleans music for generations.  Mark is the newest leader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and also tours with Harry Connick, Jr.

James Singleton

Bass - "Intro", "Drinking Alone"
James is possibly the most versatile bassist in the world.  He’s played with an amazing list of people, including James Booker, Professor Longhair, Natalie Cole, and Gatemouth Brown.  He gets so completely into his playing, I think I could put him in a soundproof glass box and still be mesmerized by his performance... not that I would - the sounds he gets from a bass are astounding!

Jason Marsalis

Drums - "Intro", "Drinking Alone"
Son of Ellis and younger brother of Wynton, Branford, and Delfayo, you had to have been living under a rock not to have heard of Jason's incredibly talented musical family.  Jason and I went to NOCCA together, and he was the first person I called when I decided to begin this project.

Black Betty

Vocals - "Haunt"
NOCCA classmate of mine that has built a rep that spans from Opera to Blues, doe-eyed songstress, dancer, and performance artist Black Betty has performed at Jazz Fest with Allen Toussaint, at the Essence Festival opening for Brothers Johnson, and as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic.

Earl Scioneaux III - The Madd Wikkid

Writter, Producer, Arranger, Piano/Keys - All songs; Vocals - "What It Was"; Bass - "Good Enough Alone"
Hey- that's me!