The history of New Orleans music, block by block.

Music Map New Orleans

The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation has teamed up with WWOZ, Bent Media, Randy Fertel, and e/Prime Media to bring you A Closer Walk, an interactive map of New Orleans music history.

Check it out on your desktop, or, if you’re in New Orleans, open it on your phone and follow the GPS from Allen Toussaint’s custom-built studio to Fats Domino’s Lower Ninth Ward compound to Ray Charles’ favorite spot for gumbo.

A team of experts has written about each location, and curated archival photos, videos, audio clips and more, including gems from every Ponderosa Stomp Music History Conference.

Find sites near you, customize an itinerary based on your interests, or take a pre-curated tour. It’s easy to use ACW like an app, with one-touch access from your mobile device homescreen. Here’s how.

Find and follow A Closer Walk (ACW) on Facebook to keep up with ACW announcements and find out about new content as it is added to the site!

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