Songs From the Heart


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Join Nonesuch Records, Warner Brothers Records, and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity as we remember what our community lost, raise a glass to new homes, hope for the future, and sing for the waterproof soul of a city.

August 24th – SOLD OUT!


Musical performance by

Randy Newman

With special selections by

Chef Susan Spicer

At the home of Jennifer & Fred Heebe 6 pm to 9 pm


August 26th –¬†SOLD OUT!

Wait list available for Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell! Call Jenna Turnage at 504-609-3339.

Musical performance by

Emmylou Harris

With special selections by

Chef Nathanial Zimet

At the home of Danielle Kavanagh 6 pm to 9 pm


Tickets are $500 per night including cocktails, food, music at a private home, and the knowledge that you’re helping new Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity build homes for and with those who need them.


Given the limited space of the private homes, a limited number of tickets will be sold for each night.

Songs From the Heart offers a distinctive opportunity to enjoy two evenings of incredible music by world class artists in extraordinary settings that only New Orleans could offer. This year, in partnership with Nonesuch and Warner Bros. Records, NOAHH will present an evening with Randy Newman and an evening with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. Each evening will offer music in a spectacular private residence, memorable food and great company.

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About the Artists

randy-newman Randy Newman has been writing and recording for over 35 years, and in that time, he has garnered six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Oscars for his work as a pop songwriter, soundtrack and score composer, and more. He is in both the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Irma Thomas to Dusty Springfield, from Art Garfunkel to Nina Simon. His hits include “Short People” and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and after Hurricane Katrina, his song “Louisiana 1927,” about a previous flood, became a local anthem. His latest albums include The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 2, a retrospective of his work as a songwriter, and Live in London. For more information, click here.

Photo credit: Robb Bradley


emmylou-and-rodney Emmylou Harris first heard Rodney Crowell over 40 years ago, and his song “Bluebird Wine” appeared as the opening track of her first solo album in 1975 Pieces of the Sky and again on their collaborative album Old Yellow Moon in 2013. Their second collaboration, The Travelling Kind, came out earlier this year. Harris is a 13-time Grammy Award winner who has recorded with Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, John Denver, John Prince, Steve Earle, and more. Among her earliest successes was her collaboration with legendary country-rock musician Gram Parsons, before his tragic death in 1973. Harris has released over 26 albums and sold over 5.5 million records in the United States.

Rodney Crowell is a two-time Grammy Award winner, including one shared with Harris for Old Yellow Moon and another for his song “After All This Time.” He was discovered as a songwriter in 1972 by country star Jerry Reed, who would go on to record several of his songs. His work has also been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Bob Seger, and more. He has released 13 albums, including Diamonds & Dirt, which produced five number 1 hit songs. For more information, click here.

Photo credit: David McClister