A collective of 11 performers curated from the streets of New Orleans, each of whom have recorded a track for this first compilation album, Best of Street Volume One!
Best of Street is a Louisiana-based social enterprise that gives 90% of the compilation’s net proceeds to the musicians featured. Our mission is to discover, celebrate, and empower the best street musicians around the world. We support the artists and our mission via commercial recordings, mobile tipping technology, and brand partnerships that will enable new revenue opportunities while expanding audiences of potential fans.
Best of Street and Sojourn Records, in collaboration with the street musicians from New Orleans, have submitted this album for consideration in the category of Best Regional Roots Music Album for the 57th annual Grammy® Awards.
“I buy my best music from Best of Street ... an idea whose time has arrived.” — Lesley Gore, singer/songwriter
“Tired of antiseptic, manicured plastic pop music? The real deal from the sidewalks of New Orleans — hands down, the greatest music city on the face of the earth — is the antidote to today’s pop music blues.” — Joel Selvin, pop music critic
“A totally fresh sound, with a totally fresh idea of spreading appreciation. Music is the food
of the soul, and Best of Street discovers a satisfying combination of new flavors, with classic undertones.” — Nicole Boxer, filmmaker