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Take Me to the River New Orleans


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“Act Like You Know” Teaser II Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Big Freddia, and Galactic


Otis Clay featuring Lil’ P-Nut – “Trying to Live My Life Without You”


IN THE STUDIO – “Stompin’ Ground” – Aaron Neville featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

The second in the franchise of the award-winning TAKE ME TO THE RIVER. “Take Me to the River New Orleans” celebrates the rich musical history, the heritage, legacy, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana. A true collaboration and melting pot of influences from around the World, that came together and formed one of the world’s most unique cultural jewels. Our adventure shows the resiliency of surviving disaster to a formidable rebirth while pairing legacy musicians with stars of today, and how this unique cultural jewel came to exist.

The award-winning film Take Me To The River brings multiple generations of legendary Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a new album. The film has since expanded into a full Education Initiative, with curriculums based on the documentary’s historical themes and messages being taught in schools nationwide.

TMTTR kicked off its first tour, Take Me To The River: Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue, last year. Throughout 2018 and 2019, Take Me To The River: New Orleans Live will embark, celebrating NOLA culture and the cross-cultural musical influence of the city.

Take Me to the River is a movement of documenting culture and passing down legacy. We lead with education and mentorship. Our partner is Berklee College of Music and the New School in New York City and the GRAMMY museum, as well as ongoing relationships where we perform and provide educational programming and materials for unified school districts, Berklee City Music affiliates, and high profile partners with residences at Grammy Museum Los Angeles, Grammy Museum Mississippi, Rock N’Roll Hall of Fame, The Ali Center, The Smithsonian, St. Louis Blues Museum and others. Berklee has commissioned common core curriculum that can be adopted in public and private schools across the country in both music and history/social studies.




Take Me To The River – Swamp Boogie Badass T-Shirt – Indigo


Take Me To The River Logo Ladies T-Shirt – Heather Grey


Take Me To The River – Boogie Badass T-Shirt – Heavy Metal


Take Me To The River Logo Ladies T-Shirt – Dark Heather

About us

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A 501C3 Nonprofit Movement of Community, Inclusion & Creative Collaboration
This movement began humbly as the vision of musician and filmmaker Martin Shore. Take Me To The River’ is group of award-winning full-length documentary film directed and produced by Martin Shore. The films bring multiple generations of award-winning Memphis, Mississippi Delta, and New Orleans musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording multiple historic new albums. ‘Take Me to The River’ features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.


Take Me To The River is a 501c3 Nonprofit dedicated to helping move the independent music movement forward. Donations to Take Me To The River are tax deductible.

Support of the allows us to:

  • Develop documentaries, albums and tours with underserved artists
  • Develop and share educational materials across diverse platforms
  • Subsidize costs associated with presentations for schools and organizations
  • Subsidize costs associated with in-service professional development days for school districts, educators, and administrators.
  • Provide informative and exciting sound check experiences to communities on our tour schedule.
  • Purchase tickets for communities to attend our events and in some cases, bring our documentary & tour performers to communities demonstrating need and access.

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      “Discover the heart of The Crescent City in Take Me to the River New Orleans. Director @themartinshore weaves social, cultural, and musical history in this compelling documentary. Narrated by John Goodman, it features legendary figures like @irmathomasnola and ledisi bridging generations through music.”

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      Join us tomorrow, Thursday September 28th at 5pm PST, on @fansbelonghere to watch a live stream of our Take Me To The River All-Stars @hobnola show we had in May 2022! 🎶

In celebration of New Orleans music month, this live stream features the remarkable talents of @lutherdickinson, @codydickinson, @galacticfunknola bassist Robert Mercurio, @joeashlar, @ivanneville, @ianneville504,  @bigchiefmonkboudreaux, Big Chief @bo.dollisjr, @getchasumjelly, and @themartinshore.

Filmed live at the House of Blues in New Orleans, the show was the perfect kick-off to the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and it's available to you for a limited time.

With special guests and incredible talent throughout the evening, this on-demand stream delivers musical magic — with soulful sounds and electrifying rhythms, it's a journey through the heart and soul of New Orleans music.

This is a FREE livestream, giving you the chance to make a meaningful impact by supporting our mission to empower underserved artists and educate communities through your generous donations.
      Watch our 2018 @npr @tinydesk concert on @youtubemusic! 🎶

Featuring Take Me to the River Memphis: @bobbyrushbluesman, @williambellmusic, @frayserbizzle, @alkaponememphis, @rev.charleshodges, LeRoy Hodges, @ashton_riker, @evvie_music, @jamelmitchell, @sainomo, and more!
      Behind the scenes during the recording of “House of the Rising Sun” by the Take Me to the River All-Stars featuring @therealbobbykimball and @andersosborne. 

Listen to our new EP New Orleans Lagniappe on all platforms!
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