Hot 8 Brass Band
New Orleans-based Hot 8 Brass Band.
If you're looking for something to do this weekend and you're wishing you were strolling Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
The Hot 8 Brass Band is in town for Sunday's Grammy Awards, but they're playing a set tonight at The Mint in mid-city Los Angeles. The group's Grammy-nominated album, "The Life and Times of the Hot 8 Brass Band", captures the energy and diverse sounds of the band's native New Orleans.
But it also explores the hardships of losing three members to street violence and living through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
We're joined now by two members of the band, Bennie Pete and Alvarez "Big Al" Huntley.