NOLA Ex-Pats...a second line home (posted by GriffinNola)
After moving to LA post Katrina it was important for all (us) refugees to reconnect. What missed was the music. Being together, dancing to horns, and drinking more than we should. Over the years the Mint has become a the LA stop for New Orleans bands & ex-pats alike being dubbed the 'Maple Leaf on the Left Coast.' Trombone Shorty, Rebirth, Stanton Moore, Dumpstaphunk, Tab Benoit, George Porter Jr, Big Sam, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen, Leo Nocentelli, Cowboy Mouth, ...the list goes on & on. Many thanks to the NOLA community for sticking together, and the Mint for giving us a 2nd home away from home.