On Mardi Gras, our thoughts should naturally turn to New Orleans where massive celebrations are taking place right this very moment. And simply put, there probably aren’t many bands more appropriate to celebrate with and listen to, than the venerable and beloved Preservation Hall Jazz Band. 

Do512 Austin invited the band to play as part of it’s Do512 Lounge Sessions and this live version of “Go to the Mardi Gras” is an incredibly loose, joyous version. I’ve played this video a couple of times and every time i see it, it makes me not only want to jump, shout and dance, it makes me want to buy a plane ticket and get on down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras – responsibilities be damned!