Hurricane Katrina touched down on the Gulf Coast siix years ago today. Music and tragedy combine in a new book called Groove Interrupted: Loss, renewal, and the Music of New Orleans by Keith Spera.
Keith is music writer for the Times-Picayune and member of the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Hurricane Katrina coverage. Keith’s long history of covering music in New Orleans gives him close access to the stories of 12 musicians and a jazz festival producer as they piece together worlds shattered by the flood that destroyed much of the city. He joins us from Audio Works in New Orleans.