[Cover photo image: Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Big Freedia, and Galactic performing “Act Like You Know”]

Petaluma Records has announced an April 1st release date for the soundtrack to Take Me To The River: New Orleans, a forthcoming feature documentary film celebrating the musical history, heritage, legacy, culture, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana. 

The Take Me To The River: New Orleans album features new recordings from PJ Morton, The Neville Brothers, G-Eazy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Snoop Dogg, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell, Ani DiFranco, Donald Harrison, Ledisi, the late Dr. John, and many more.

The album announcement comes with the first single “Act Like You Know” featuring Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Big Freedia, and Galactic and a clip of the song being performed from the film.

Take Me To The River: New Orleans follows director Martin Shore’s 2014 award-winning film Take Me To The River which documented the musical influence of Memphis. Shore explains his choice of New Orleans for the new feature: “Memphis told the American music story. New Orleans is a story of how World music was created.”

The Take Me To The River: New Orleans soundtrack will be released on CD, deluxe vinyl set featuring 2 LPs and a large format 60 page book, and digital album via Petaluma Records.