Bringing Back New Orleans
A Website Celebrating The Best of New
Above photo of Carl Keith at Jackson Square taken by David Dean.
Hey, It's All Still Here!
Some Notes From Carl Keith
even after hurricane Katrina, the best of New Orleans is all still here! I created
this website after Katrina to showcase some of the best parts of the New Orleans that I know and love with pictures and original
music to help in bringing back this great city.
So take a moment to
tour some of my favorite parts of New Orleans while looking at my photographs and listening to some my songs like Bringing
Back New Orleans, You Might've Been to New Orleans, At the Mardi Gras, The Jazz Fest
is Best, and The Night I Met the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. In fact, you can hear some of
my original songs when you click on spots on the pages of this website. You can also sample these songs or some
of my many other songs on the itunes or cdbaby.com links shown below. I hope you will enjoy my photos and music which celebrate some of the best things to see and do in New Orleans!
Most of the pictures on this website were taken after Katrina and show that while several areas of town were
devestated by flooding, places like the French Quarter and parts of Uptown New Orleans had little or no damage.
So, like I say in my song Bringing Back New Orleans, plan a nice trip here with a lot of your friends, you'll have
a great time and then come back again, because the great city of New Orleans is back and better than ever! And how about
them Saints! It took over 40 years, but the Saints are finally Super Bowl Champions! Who Dat!!
enjoy my website, share it with your friends, and then just by visiting, you yourself will be Bringing Back New Orleans!
Thanks for visiting and have a great time when you come to New Orleans, and tell people you saw it on Bringing Back New Orleans.com.
PS. To learn more about me and my music visit www.carlkeith.com. You can sample and purchase any of the songs from my albums Bayou Country Rhythm & Blues or my
self-titled album Carl Keith at CD Baby.com by clicking this link www.cdbaby.com/cd/carlkeith3, or visit itunes.com by clicking this link www.itunes.com, then type Bringing Back New Orleans in the itunes search window to find my album. Thanks!
CLICK TO HEAR BRINGING BACK N.O
Click on the link above to play, Bringing Back New
Orleans, written & performed by Carl Keith.
Available on itunes, and cdbaby.com.
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This is a shot of the famous Jackson Square with St. Louis Cathedral. This is the heart
of the New Orleans French Quarter where you can walk almost any day and have your fortune told, or find an artist to do a
portrait for you, or buy a piece of art from a famous local artist. If you take a ride on the steamship Natchez you
can see the Cathedral from the river and it is especially beautiful at night. Don't forget to walk across Decatur Street
and have some Beignet's & Cafe au Lait at Cafe Du Monde. Click this link to learn more about Jackson Square www.jackson-square.com.
You can visit Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo at 739 Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. Then go and visit
her tomb at the most haunted cemetery in the U.S. at Saint Louis Cemetery Number One on Basin Street and St. Louis
just a few blocks away. And hey, if you find her tomb knock three times before you go and you just might get to meet
Marie Laveau! In fact you can download my song from itunes called "The Night I Met the Voodoo Queen of New
Like the old French Quarter & Bourbon Street where
you can party all night or find a nice antique. One of the most famous bars in the world is Pat O'brien's Bar near Jackson
Square. Pat O'Brien's is famous for its indoor and outdoor bars and especially for it's Hurricane drink.
They are open for business like most or the bars and restaurants in the famous French Quarter, and you can visit their website
at www.patobriens.com, or call 1-800-597-4823 for more information and booking for private parties. |
The old French Quarter is just the place to find a nice
antique. Some of the finest antiques, art, jewelry and collectibles in the world are located at the store of M.S.
Rau Antiques on Royal Street. To find out more just stop by to see my friend Jim Cotrell, shown
above outside the gallery. or visit their new website www.rauantiques.com, or just call Jim at 504-523-5660.
Carl's Top 10 Things To Do While You Are In New Orleans
Get some Cafe au Lait and Beignets at Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter across from Jackson Square.
Visit Pat O'Brien's Bar for one of their original Hurricane drinks on the outdoor courtyard or in the famous piano bar.
Walk down Royal Street by day and visit Rau Antiques, the Carousel Bar in the Monteleone, & the Blue Dog Art Gallery.
Catch a ride on the Streetcar at Canal Steet and St. Charles and ride past all the great old homes to River Bend &
5. Have lunch at Cammander's Palace Restaurant on Washington Street then tour the old cemetery
across the street. 6. Stop in for Jazz Brunch at The Court of Two Sisters on Royal Street & enjoy
the music & food in the open courtyard.
7. Step back in time with a ride on The Natchez Steamboat &
see the city from the river on a morning or evening cruise.
8. Have dinner at Galatoire's or Antoines Restaurants
then walk down Bourbon Street to see the people & sights at night.
9. If you have a car drive about
an hour out of New Orleans upriver to see the magnificent oaks at Oak Alley Plantation.
10. Have a Shrimp Poboy
at Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter along with a few dozen oysters on the half shell.
You can walk the quarter to Jackson Square, and buy yourself a painting from an artist there. See
Bob Clift for portraits in pastels, oil, or watercolors. Find Bob at Jackson Square 5-7 days a week, or call for an appointment
|BEIGNETS AT THE FAMOUS CAFE DU MONDE ON DECATUR STREET
Click here for a fun song about N.O
Go to Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter and on Decatur Street
just across from the Square is
Cafe Du Monde. Try some origal Cafe au Lait and Beignets, or get an Iced Coffee
with your Beignets. This is
one of my favorite places in New Orleans to visit for a delicious treat.
Don't forget you can ride a streetcar down the avenue! You can ride the red streetcars down Canal
Street or along the river on the riverfront, or the original dark green streetcars that run down St. Charles Avenue throught
the Garden District, and Uptown New Orleans. The St. Charles streetcar line passes by Lee Circle, the World War II museum,
Audubon Park, Tulane and Loyola University, and more. You can even stop for a drink at the Columns Hotel along the way.
It's like taking a step back in time to ride these historic national treasures.