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  • January 29, 2021

    A remastered, expanded edition of the 2005 benefit album Our New Orleans is available for the first time on vinyl and digitally now. The new version includes five previously unreleased tracks by Davell Crawford, Buckwheat Zydeco and Ry Cooder, Dr. Michael White, Dr. John, and The Wardell Quezergue Orchestra featuring Donald Harrison. To date, $1.5 million has been raised from the 2005 release to benefit the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village.

  • December 8, 2020

    A remastered, expanded edition of the 2005 benefit album Our New Orleans will be released for the first time on vinyl on January 29, 2021. The two-LP set, also available then digitally, includes five previously unreleased tracks by Davell Crawford, Buckwheat Zydeco and Ry Cooder, Dr. Michael White, Dr. John, and The Wardell Quezergue Orchestra featuring Donald Harrison. A video of the late Dr. John recording the added track “Walking by the River” in 2005 can be seen here. To date, $1.5 million has been raised from the 2005 release to benefit the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village.

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About Randy Newman

  • The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

    A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

Randy Newman

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Sat, Jun 5
Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Sat, Jun 5
Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Fri, Jun 11
Bruges
Stadsschouwburg
Fri, Jun 11
Bruges
Stadsschouwburg
Mon, Jun 14
Antwerp
De Roma
Mon, Jun 14
Antwerp
De Roma
Tue, Jun 15
Antwerp
De Roma
Tue, Jun 15
Antwerp
De Roma
Thu, Jun 17
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Thu, Jun 17
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Fri, Jun 18
Nijmegen
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Fri, Jun 18
Nijmegen
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Sun, Jun 20
Groningen
De Oosterpoort
Sun, Jun 20
Groningen
De Oosterpoort
Mon, Jun 21
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Mon, Jun 21
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Wed, Jun 23
Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Wed, Jun 23
Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Thu, Jun 24
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
Thu, Jun 24
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
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Randy Newman's "Stay Away" is a call for social distancing in the fight against COVID-19. Proceeds support the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music's efforts to broaden opportunities for underserved children and young musicians in New Orleans' Ninth Ward.

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The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Tour

Sat, Jun 5
Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Sat, Jun 5
Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Fri, Jun 11
Bruges
Stadsschouwburg
Fri, Jun 11
Bruges
Stadsschouwburg
Mon, Jun 14
Antwerp
De Roma
Mon, Jun 14
Antwerp
De Roma
Tue, Jun 15
Antwerp
De Roma
Tue, Jun 15
Antwerp
De Roma
Thu, Jun 17
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Thu, Jun 17
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Fri, Jun 18
Nijmegen
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Fri, Jun 18
Nijmegen
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Sun, Jun 20
Groningen
De Oosterpoort
Sun, Jun 20
Groningen
De Oosterpoort
Mon, Jun 21
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Mon, Jun 21
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Wed, Jun 23
Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Wed, Jun 23
Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Thu, Jun 24
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
Thu, Jun 24
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
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