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Musicians Supporting the Gulf

Local musicians playing at the recent VooDoo Experience (New Orleans) music festival joined national recording artists to support the restoration of the Gulf Coast and its surrounding communities. 1/01/2011 4:00 AM Eastern

Keyboard player/multi-instrumentalist from MyNameIsJohnMichael rocks the coast.

From left: Big Sam, Tab and Cyril w/VOW

From left: Big Sam, Tab and Cyril w/VOW

Local musicians playing at the recent VooDoo Experience (New Orleans) music festival joined national recording artists to support the restoration of the Gulf Coast and its surrounding communities.

“Help the people here!” said an outraged Dr. John, a longtime wetlands advocate and five-time Grammy Award–winning musician. “You’ve destroyed all our wetlands, you’ve destroyed all of our way of life!”  

Bands such as REM, Ozzy Osbourne, My Morning Jacket, Pearl Jam, Galactic and many more added their support in a letter sent to the White House that urges President Obama to do all he can to ensure the region’s survival.