TAKE ME TO THE RIVER NEW ORLEANS, which celebrates the rich musical history, the heritage, legacy,
and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana music through live sessions
with local artists, will be released digitally on iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon
and more beginning on February 3rd,  just ahead of the 65th GRAMMY
Awards.  The film and soundtrack feature the GRAMMY nominated song “Stompin’
Ground,” a collaboration between Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass
Band and produced by Martin Shore and Eric Krasno.  The song is
nominated under the Best American Roots Performance.

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER NEW ORLEANS is the second in the franchise
of the award-winning TAKE ME TO THE RIVER films.  The new movie
celebrates the rich musical history, the heritage, legacy, and influence of
New Orleans and Louisiana. A true collaboration and melting pot of
influences from around the world that came together and formed one of
the world’s most unique cultural jewels.

“Our adventure shows the resiliency of surviving disaster to a formidable rebirth while pairing legacy musicians with stars of today, and how this unique cultural jewel came to exist,” said one of the film’s executives. 

Featuring New Orleans artists such The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Irma
Thomas, Ledisi, G-Eazy, Snoop Dogg, William Bell, Galactic, Mannie
Fresh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, George Porter Jr., Christian Scott,
Donald Harrison, Big Freedia, Ani DiFranco, PJ Morton of Maroon 5,
Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Voice of the
Wetlands, The Givers, Dumpstaphunk, Cheeky Blakk, Lost Bayou
Ramblers, Big Sam, Terence Higgins, Walter Wolfman Washington, Dee-1,
Davell Crawford and many others, and is narrated by New Orleans local
and actor, John Goodman.  The film was directed by Martin Shore, 
produced by Martin Shore, Cody Dickinson, Dan Sameha, Eric Heigle, Eric
Krasno, Ian Neville, and Ted Chung and co-produced by John Goodman
and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.  
“After a successful theatrical run and GRAMMY chapter screenings across
the country I’m so excited that now all the Take Me to the River fans will be
able to experience Take Me to the River New Orleans whenever
convenient,” said director Martin Shore. “The film is a love letter to New
Orleans history, legacy, culture, music, and people, and hopefully after
viewing the film, fans will  book a trip to New Orleans and experience it

Check out the trailer here.

Brad Auerbach has been a journalist and editor covering the media, entertainment, travel and technology scene for many years. He has written for Forbes, Time Out London, SPIN, Village Voice, LA Weekly and early in his career won a New York State College Journalism Award.