If you visit New Orleans, chances are you’ll go out and hear some awesome music. Maybe you’ll hit Frenchmen Street and stop in at the Spotted Cat to hear Panorama Jazz Band on a Saturday evening; or maybe The Three Muses, where you can get some terrific food while hearing the latest neo-traditional jazz band. Or if you’re Uptown, you might go to The Maple Leaf on Oak Street on a Tuesday night and catch the Rebirth Brass Band; or maybe you’re in the Bywater neighborhood and you’ll make it Vaughan’s on Thursday night (again, food is involved as long as Kermit Ruffins has his barbecue truck).
After hearing all that great music, you’ll probably think about taking some of it home with you. That’s when Louisiana Music Factory comes in. It’s at 210 Decatur in the French Quarter, across the street from House of Blues. It’s got the best collection of Louisiana recorded music you’ll find in town, and probably in the world. Owned and operated by Barry Smith and Jerry Brock, it’s been around since 1992 and in its present location since 1996. Barry just happens to live across the street from Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast