Hey everyone,

New Orleans is still in a rebuilding and recovery process from the hurricanes and floods of 2005. We’ll be passing through there in a few days and wanted to do something special to give back to this amazing city and cultural landmark. One of our close allies, Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO), has done some brilliant work in returning musicians to New Orleans to continue living and playing music in the city they call home.

SHNO is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the individuals and organizations that will perpetuate New Orleans’ unique musical and cultural traditions. They help New Orleans musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club members get on their feet, get to work and revitalize the community and cultural economy of New Orleans. Over the last four years, SHNO has provided over $2.4 million in direct financial assistance to more than 2,300 members of the city’s
music community.

At our Tipitina’s show on Saturday May 23, we’ll be hosting a silent auction with the highest bidder getting to sing “Closer to Fine” with us on-stage that night. You’ll also get to take home a recording of the song’s performance. If you’d like, you can go in on the bid with up to three of your friends.

At the show, look for the silent auction table where you can make a bid on the prize and learn more about Sweet Home New Orleans. We will accept cash or credit card for the highest bid. The auction will close at 11pm.

Thanks ya’ll. We look forward to seeing you at Tip’s!

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