New Orleans Musicians Helping with Oil Cleanup Efforts in the Gulf
Coming off their successful collaboration with Mos Def and Lenny Kravitz
that resulted in the popular Ain't My Fault recording and video
benefiting the organization Gulf Aid (www.gulfaid.org), Ben Jaffe,
leader of the world famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Bill Lynn,
professional fundraiser and master auctioneer, have teamed with
singer/songwriters John Boutté and Paul Sanchez to write and produce a
fundraising project through Threadhead Records called Nobody Knows
Nothin', also benefiting Gulf Aid.
Along with a plethora of New Orleans talent including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Susan Cowsill, Craig Klei (Bonerama/New Orleans Nightcrawlers), Margie Perez (Ensemble Fatien), Gregory Menoher, and Mark McGrain, Jaffe, Lynn,
Boutté and Sanchez gathered at the iconic Preservation Hall to record this musical response to the Gulf oil disaster. With Boutté (who is currently enjoying success from his wildly popular theme song from HBO's hit series Treme) handling the lead
vocals, the song puts to music the frustration and despair surrounding the worst ecological disaster the country has known.