New Orleans is a neighborhood town. All of our music comes from neighborhoods.
Fats Domino came from the Ninth Ward. The Neville Brothers came from uptown, the Thirteenth Ward. But every neighborhood has its own little take on this music and it has been evolving for the last hundred years.
So what I call New Orleans music is an amalgamation. We always use the reference of a gumbo. Our music is like a pot of gumbo, where all of these different ingredients are thrown into the pot and what comes out is as unique as the cook stirring the pot.
I play New Orleans music.