Glen David Andrews has already gone to jail for playing his music on the streets of New Orleans. His cousin Peanut says that without music he may have ended up in jail or worse.
The two musicians led a group of musicians around Jackson Square Friday afternoon to protest what they called the harassment of other musicians in the French Quarter in recent days. Members of the To Be Continued Brass Band were issued citations earlier this week for playing music on the street past 8 p.m., violating a previously unenforced city ordinance.
"If it wasn't for the music, I don't know where I would be right now," Peanut Andrews said after the second line. "Coming up in the 'hood, in New Orleans. I might be in jail. I might be dead. But the music is what saved me, from playing right there in Jackson Square."
Monday, June 21, 2010
VIDEO: Glen David and Revert "Peanut" Andrews on street music