4 of John's CDs are available for download at CD Baby
Walk down the tree-lined streets of New Orleans Faubourg Marigny neighborhood on a hot sultry night, and chances are you'll hear John Boutte's voice floating out of one of the area's trendy nightspots. Perhaps he'll be singing soulful versions of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" or Annie Lennox's "Why," or maybe it'll be one of the bayou-blended tunes he's co-authored with Paul Sanchez, his pal in the Marigny. Whatever the song, its soulfulness will stop you in your tracks, for Boutte lives and breathes the heart and soul of New Orleans. Born into a large Creole family that goes back seven generations in Louisiana, he was exposed to music early in life, soaking up New Orleans jazz, soul, blues and gospel, then adding his own Creole traditions along the way. Today, Boutte works with a wonderful amalgam of styles -- from torchy jazz to aching soul and African-American gospel -- all convincingly delivered..
has once again been honored as Best
Springsteen, John Fogerty, Widespread Panic and more saluted Dr. John
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Check out this great write up by Mick Carlon In JazzTimes
John Boutté, "The Voice of New Orleans," is back with his first new solo album since "Good Neighbor" in 2008. All About Everything is a mature musical statement by a singer at the absolute peak of his artistry, the album is comprised not only of serious songs that subtly reflect on the legacy of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, but also some danceable, energetic, funky jams with a deep roster of the Crescent City's finest contemporary musicians. All About Everything also showcases brand-new songs from several generations of the city's finest songwriters: Alex McMurray, Paul Sanchez, Dave Bartholomew, and Allen Toussaint all have previously unreleased songs interpreted here for the first time by Boutté. Additional original writing comes from Boutté, Tom McDermott, and the album's producer, Blake Leyh, who is also the Music Supervisor for HBO's series "Treme" which uses Boutté's "Treme Song" as it's theme. Available in stores today, April 13, 2012.
Check out this great article about the HBO Series TREME', and the latest challenge faced by New Orleans, from Vanity Fair.
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