Editor’s Note: Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on “All Things New Orleans” and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This story was told on January 22, 2015 at the Myrtle Banks Building in Central City, and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was “Saved,” and the event was in special partnership with Southern Rep Theatre Company’s ‘Boudin’ project. Here, Ray Sanders tells a crowd of mostly New Orleans transplants that they can’t forget about that New Orleans music.