This group is new, but they have all been playing New Orleans music for years. They are not new to the river, either. Bandleader Richard Scott started playing in the river aboard the Carnival Celebration in the year 2000. "The ship would sail up the river during the night and we would be shaken awake as the pilots would navigate the sharp turns of the river" he says. "I never minded because I knew it meant we would be back in New Orleans in the morning!"
Richard and his bandmates developed a great love for the music on New Orleans and with the river while performing aboard the Steamboat Natchez, the River Explorer, the Delta Queen, and other ships that have called the Port of New Orleans home. It is a real honor to be invited to be a part of this beautiful, freshly redesigned riverboat, the City of New Orleans, as she makes the Crescent City her new home.