Complete second line brass band to solo musician, 2nd Line Atlanta musicians provide New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Cajun and Zydeco Music.
What to Expect
An Authentic New Orleans Second Line Sound and Experience
The band begins to play an upbeat tempo with a tune, possibly hymn, and the Second Line begins to form.
The Main Line breaks out into a lively waving of handkerchiefs.
The umbrella, carried for protection from the sun, becomes a festive symbol.
Exuberance is sensed within the parade of Second Liners, permeating and influencing those passerbys.
Second Line has evolved as notable piece of modern New Orleans, and is used to celebrate almost any event in New Orleans, including weddings, birthdays, festivals, parties or for any or no reason at all.
Book “2nd Line Atlanta” For Your Occasion
Ray McMurtry - Bass
Accomplished bass player, performing since 1960, Ray's Linked in profile reads, "Just A Bass Player who pull 4, 5 and 6 strings." Need we say more?
Ouida Franklin - Vocalist & Dancer
Ouida is an international artist. Her background in gospel music allowed her the opportunity to tour Europe, and perform on Royal Caribbean. She has some acting experience performing with the Southwest Atlanta Community Theater, and was a participant of The 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival.
Oiuda resides in Atlanta, and is the lead vocalist for Breath of Jazz, former lead singer of JAS Jazz Trio, “The Just Jazz” Band, and Frankie’s Blues Mission.
Paul Vogler - Percussion
A percussion major with a Masters in Music, Paul performs as an independent jazz artist & college instructor teaching Jazz studies, Electronic Music, World Music & percussion.classic jazz and bosa nova
Paul has appeared on the bill with Dr. Billy Taylor, T.S. Monk, Jr., The New York Voices & other well known regional & national artists.
Paul also performs with Atlanta Jazz Trio & Atlanta Steel Pan and Island Music.
Rick Harris is nationally acclaimed for his vocal quartet. An award-winning vocalist and arranger, Rick plays piano, brass, saxophone, Latin percussion and stringed instruments. He is at home playing solo piano, duo, small groups or Dixieland; and is arranger for a ten-piece Atlanta jazz band, Men in Black.
Neal McElroy - Trombonist
Neal McElroy was born and raised in Atlanta, and studied trombone at Georgia State University. In addition to his work with Hotlanta, he is very busy as a freelance player in Atlanta's recording studios and pit orchestras. Neal's touring experience includes shows with Burt Bacharach, Brenda Lee, Johnnie Mathis, The Spinners, The Temptations, as well as being principal trombone with the Theater League of Atlanta and the Theater of the Stars. Between performances, Neal hones his skill of carpentry at his home in the North Georgia Mountains.
L.A. Tuten studied music at GSU and Berklee. As arranger and conductor of the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable; bassist with Col. Bruce Hampton, “Thumbs” Carllile, and Elise Witt. L.A. toured internationally also as tubist with Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz & The Atlanta Pops Orchestra.
Paul Newkirk and acoustic standards and more. His rich history includes being a founding member of Atlanta’s legendary “Possum Trot”.
Paul can be seen routinely in performances with cover & variety party band “The Wheels”, and as jazz vocalist with Atlanta Jazz Trio & with Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music Band.
Additional Booking Notes
We provide the PA system. Client provides the electricity.
Past Booked Events
|July 04, 2017 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Reception|
New Orleans Song List
This song list is representative of the New Orleans second line music performed by 2nd Line Atlanta.
In addition, we perform a collection of New Orleans Blues, Jazz, Zydeco and Cajun.
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Back to Louisiana
Basin Street Blues
Bourbon Street Blues
Breezin’ Along with the Breeze
C’est La Vie
Coming Home Baby
Do You Know What it Means…
Early in the Morning
Go to the Mardi Gras
Hey Pocky Way
I Found a New Baby
Bride and Groom Second Line Umbrellas
Street artists at Jackson Square New OrleansJambalaya
Jazz Me Blues
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Mack the Knife
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Mardi Gras Mambo
New 2nd Line
Royal Garden Blues
Saint James Infirmary
Sweet Georgia Brown
They all Axed for You
What a Wonderful World
When the Saints Go Marching In
|Rick Harris||Trumpet, Sax Piano & Vocals|
|LA Tuten||Bass & Vocals|
|Paul Newkirk||Guitar, Bass & Vocals|
|Ouida Franklin||Vocalist & Dancer|
Influences & Inspiration
Olympia Brass Band
Varies per event. Second Line can be performed walking down the street.