Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

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List of New Orleans bands, listed by their level of fame. This New Orleans musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous New Orleans bands are included, as well as many New Orleans musicians of underground status. This list of New Orleans musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous New Orleans bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash ...more

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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Fats Domino New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based ...more

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Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Down Doom metal, Groove metal, Grunge Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby ...more

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Louis Armstrong Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet ...more

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Galactic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Galactic Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Jazz-funk Galactic is a jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Dr. John is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Dr. John New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Mac Rebennack is a musician.

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Phil Anselmo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Phil Anselmo Glam metal, Doom metal, Heavy metal Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead singer of the heavy metal band Pantera. He is currently the frontman for the Louisiana-based ...more

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Gnarls Barkley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Gnarls Barkley Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul Gnarls Barkley is an American soul music duo, composed of music producer Brian Joseph Burton and singer-songwriter Thomas DeCarlo Callaway. Their debut studio album St. Elsewhere, was released ...more

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Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Lonnie Johnson St. Louis blues, Jazz blues, Piedmont blues Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson was an American blues and jazz singer/guitarist, violinist and songwriter who pioneered the role of jazz guitar and jazz violin, and is recognized as the first ...more

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Master P is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Master P Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop Percy Robert Miller known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer, philanthropist. He ...more

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MUTEMATH is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
MUTEMATH Psychedelic soul, Trip hop, Rock music Mutemath is an American alternative rock band from New Orleans that formed in 2003. The group consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist Paul Meany, drummer Darren King, guitarist Todd Gummerman, ...more

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Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Mystikal Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop Michael Lawrence Tyler, better known by his stage name Mystikal, is an American rapper and actor from New Orleans.

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Superjoint Ritual is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Superjoint Ritual Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal Superjoint Ritual is an American metal band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, and Kevin Bond. Their style can be ...more

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Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Curren$y Hip hop music Shante Scott Franklin, better known by his stage name Curren$y is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Harry Connick, Jr. Jazz-funk, Swing music, Traditional pop music Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the ...more

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Hot Boy$ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hot Boy$ Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop Add my Instagram!- kobie_sc. :For other uses of Hot Boy or Hot Boys, refer to Hot Boy The Hot Boys is an American hip hop group active from 1996 to 2001 then reformed in 2007 and is currently on ...more

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Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Juvenile Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper, actor, and songwriter. He is also a former member of hip-hop group the Hot Boys. At the age of 19, he began recording ...more

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The Meters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
The Meters New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rhythm and blues, Funk The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. The band played an influential role as ...more

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Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Better Than Ezra Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock Better Than Ezra is an American alternative rock trio based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and signed to The End Records.

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The Twilight Singers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
The Twilight Singers Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock The Twilight Singers is an American indie rock band. The group was initially formed as a side project of The Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli in 1997. After the Afghan Whigs disbanded, Dulli used ...more

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Lil Romeo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Lil Romeo Hip hop music Percy Romeo Miller, Jr., better known by his stage name Romeo or Maserati Rome, is an American rapper, actor, basketball player, entrepreneur, and model. Miller is the son of well known rap ...more

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Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Mannie Fresh Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop Byron O. Thomas, professionally known by his stage name Mannie Fresh, is a rapper and hip-hop producer who is best known for his work with Cash Money Records from 1993 to 2005 and one half of ...more

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Silkk the Shocker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Silkk the Shocker Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music Vyshonne King Miller, known by his stage name Silkk The Shocker, is an American rapper and actor. He originally went under the stage name Silkk, but later adopted The Shocker after the release ...more

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C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
C-Murder Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music Corey Miller, better known by his stage name, C-Murder, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for murder. C-Murder is the brother ...more

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Earl King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Earl King Rhythm and blues, Blues Earl King was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of well known standards such as "Come On" and Professor Longhair's "Big ...more

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Louis Prima is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Louis Prima Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music Louis Prima was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the late 1920s, then ...more

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Big Tymers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Big Tymers Hip hop music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop The Big Tymers were an American rap duo active from 1997 to 2005 from New Orleans, Louisiana. The Big Tymers consisted of Cash Money Records co-founder, Baby and former Cash Money in-house ...more

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Sidney Bechet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Sidney Bechet Ragtime, Jazz, Dixieland Sidney Bechet was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. Forceful ...more

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Professor Longhair is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Professor Longhair New Orleans blues, New Orleans rhythm and blues, Louisiana blues Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair, was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist. Professor Longhair is noteworthy for having been active in two distinct ...more

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Terence Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Terence Blanchard Hard bop, Jazz, Film score Terence Oliver Blanchard is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer. Since Blanchard emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra ...more

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C. J. Pierce is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
C. J. Pierce Nu metal, Alternative metal, Hard rock C.J. Pierce is a guitarist and musician.

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Cowboy Mouth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Cowboy Mouth Rock music, Rock and roll Cowboy Mouth is a rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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B.G. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
B.G. Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music Christopher Dorsey better known by his stage name B.G., is an American rapper, and hip hop recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He began his music career signing to Cash Money Records ...more

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Stanton Moore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Stanton Moore Jazz-funk, Rock music, Heavy metal Stanton Moore is a rock drummer reared in Metairie in Jefferson Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. Most widely known as a founding member of Galactic, Moore has also pursued a solo ...more

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Magic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Magic Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop Awood Johnson, better known by his stage name, Magic, was an American hip hop recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana, perhaps best known for his stint with No Limit Records in the late ...more

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Aaron Neville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Aaron Neville Rhythm and blues, Soul music Aaron Neville is an American R&B singer and musician. He has had four Platinum-certified albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States, including three that went to #1 on Billboard's ...more

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504 Boyz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
504 Boyz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop 504 Boyz were an American hip hop group led by Percy Miller, aka Master P of No Limit Records recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana formed in 2000 and disbanded in 2006. The group's name ...more

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Ivan Neville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Ivan Neville Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Ivan Neville is an American multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the son of Aaron Neville and nephew to members of The Neville Brothers. He has released four solo albums ...more

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Jazz, Dixieland Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from the Preservation Hall venue located in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The band is known for performing traditional New Orleans-style jazz. The ...more

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Edmond Hall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Edmond Hall Swing music, Dixieland Edmond Hall was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Over his long career Hall worked extensively with many top performers as both a sideman and bandleader, and is perhaps best known for ...more

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Danny Barker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Danny Barker Jazz, Blues, Zydeco Danny Barker, born Daniel Moses Barker, was a jazz banjoist, singer, guitarist, songwriter, ukulele player and author from New Orleans. Reverend Andrew Darby, Jr. served as Pastor of Fairview ...more

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Chocolate Milk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Chocolate Milk Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk Chocolate Milk is a former American funk and soul band from New Orleans, Louisiana, active in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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Victor Goines is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Victor Goines Jazz Victor Goines is a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist and received his Masters in Music at Virginia Commonwealth University. Goines is the director of jazz studies at the Bienen School of Music at ...more

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band New Orleans rhythm and blues, Jazz fusion, Jazz The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a New Orleans, Louisiana, brass band. The ensemble was established in 1977 by Benny Jones together with members of the Tornado Brass Band. The Dirty Dozen ...more

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The Medicine Men is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
The Medicine Men Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Dirty rap The Medicine Men, formerly known as Beats by the Pound, is a Louisiana-based American music production team made up of four men. The group is composed of the former In-house super production ...more

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Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Big Mike Hip hop music Michael Barnett, better known by his stage name Big Mike is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was originally a member of Convicts with Houston rapper Mr. 3-2. Its album would be ...more

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Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Soulja Slim Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop James Adarryl Tapp, Jr., better known by his stage name Soulja Slim, was an American rapper. He is known for writing the U.S. No. 1 hit "Slow Motion".

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The Mac is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
The Mac Hip hop music McKinley Phipps, better known as Mac, is an American rapper and songwriter from New Orleans' 3rd Ward, and would grow to be one of the most critically acclaimed on Master P's No Limit Records, ...more

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The Radiators is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
The Radiators Swamp pop, Rock music, Swamp rock The Radiators, also known as The New Orleans Radiators, were a rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, who combined the traditional musical styles of their native city with more mainstream rock ...more

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Dr. Michael White is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Dr. Michael White Jazz, Dixieland Michael White is a jazz clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian and musical educator. Scott Yanow, a jazz critic, said in a review that White "displays the feel and spirit of the ...more