Folks in Jackson Square

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If you’ve ever wanted to sit peacefully on a park bench in the craziest outfit you own, try it in the French Quarter! It’s hard to stick out in bustling Jackson Square, which is home to performers, musicians, clowns, plam readers, and tourists.

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Guitarist Dorise Blackmon and vocalist Michaela Harrison of Mother Tongue warmed up our ears on our first day in New Orleans.

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People watching is music to our ears!


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  • Thank you for leting us often badly informed french people know about what’s hapening in New Orleans. I knew about the Marsalis brothers but Michaela Harrison and her incredible singing and voice made me want to believe in god.

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