Bringing Back New Orleans

A Website Celebrating The Best of New Orleans!


Above photo of Carl Keith at Jackson Square taken by David Dean.

Hey, It's All Still Here!

Some Notes From Carl Keith

That's right, 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!!

So 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.


Carl Keith

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 on the link above to play,  Bringing Back New Orleans,  written & performed by Carl Keith.
Available on itunes, and cdbaby.com.
To Contact me directly try my new cell phone number 469-500-0424. 


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 Orleans".


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

 1.  Get some Cafe au Lait and Beignets at Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter across from Jackson Square.

 2.  Visit Pat O'Brien's Bar for one of their original Hurricane drinks on the outdoor courtyard or in the famous piano bar.

 3.  Walk down Royal Street by day and visit Rau Antiques, the Carousel Bar in the Monteleone, & the Blue Dog Art Gallery.

 4.  Catch a ride on the Streetcar at Canal Steet and St. Charles and ride past all the great old homes to River Bend & back.

 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 at 504-558-0196.


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.

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