List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

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.

A factual list, featuring bands like Lil Wayne and Fats Domino.

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  • Lil Wayne
    Hip hop, Trap, Pop
    • Albums: Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being
    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in 1995, ...more
  • Fats Domino
    New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie
    • Albums: Here Comes... Fats Domino, This Is Fats, Essential Hits and Early Recordings, This Is Fats / Rock and Rollin’ With Fats Domino, Blueberry Hill
    Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter. One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Domino sold more than 65 million records. ...more
  • Down
    Doom metal, Groove metal, Grunge
    • Albums: Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow..., Down III: Over the Under, NOLA, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, Down IV
    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
  • Louis Armstrong
    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz
    • Albums: Hot Fives and Hot Sevens, American Freedom, C'est si bon, Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, Porgy & Bess
    Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor who was one of the most influential ...more
  • Galactic
    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Jazz-funk
    • Albums: The Other Side Of Midnight: Live In New Orleans, Ruckus, Coolin' Off, Crazyhorse Mongoose, From the Corner to the Block
    Galactic is an American jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
  • Dr. John
    New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
    • Albums: Gris-Gris, Locked Down, Dr. John's Gumbo, Tribal, Television
    Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, and ...more