4 of John's CDs are available for download at CD Baby







Hit John up on myspace and hear his version of "Louisiana" from jazzfest 2006

Walk down the tree-lined streets of New Orleans Faubourg Marigny neighborhood on a hot sultry night, and chances are you'll hear John Boutte's voice floating out of one of the area's trendy nightspots. Perhaps he'll be singing soulful versions of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" or Annie Lennox's "Why," or maybe it'll be one of the bayou-blended tunes he's co-authored with Paul Sanchez, his pal in the Marigny. Whatever the song, its soulfulness will stop you in your tracks, for Boutte lives and breathes the heart and soul of New Orleans. Born into a large Creole family that goes back seven generations in Louisiana, he was exposed to music early in life, soaking up New Orleans jazz, soul, blues and gospel, then adding his own Creole traditions along the way. Today, Boutte works with a wonderful amalgam of styles -- from torchy jazz to aching soul and African-American gospel -- all convincingly delivered..

Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Widespread Panic and more saluted Dr. John at the Saenger
By Keith Spera, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Interview with Lauren Laborde in
New Orleans Magazine

Check out this great write up by Mick Carlon In JazzTimes


John Boutté, "The Voice of New Orleans," is back with his first new solo album since "Good Neighbor" in 2008. All About Everything is a mature musical statement by a singer at the absolute peak of his artistry, the album is comprised not only of serious songs that subtly reflect on the legacy of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, but also some danceable, energetic, funky jams with a deep roster of the Crescent City's finest contemporary musicians. All About Everything also showcases brand-new songs from several generations of the city's finest songwriters: Alex McMurray, Paul Sanchez, Dave Bartholomew, and Allen Toussaint all have previously unreleased songs interpreted here for the first time by Boutté. Additional original writing comes from Boutté, Tom McDermott, and the album's producer, Blake Leyh, who is also the Music Supervisor for HBO's series "Treme" which uses Boutté's "Treme Song" as it's theme. Available in stores today, April 13, 2012.

 

Check out this great interview of John by Bob Edwards at WWNO during Jazz Fest 2011. File #1 | File # 2

Outstanding interview of John by Michael Tisserand in the Gambit.

Check out this great article about the HBO Series TREME', and the latest challenge faced by New Orleans, from Vanity Fair.


Check out this interview with John from Swiss Radio 12/15/09 .
John Boutte scores again in new 'Treme' episode
by Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune

Front page TP 12/17/08
Times Picayune Audio Slide Show 
John on Emeril Live
Village Voice May 27, 2007
NY Times June 8, 2007
Chicago Sun Times July 23, 2006

Best of the Beat Awards, 2012

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John has once again been honored as Best Male Vocalist.
John has been voted Best Male Vocalist 8 times, 2002 & 2006 - 2012

MP3 Audio Clips

These Blue Days
No, No
All About Everything
Hallelujah
Treme' Song
Canal Street
The Eternal Now
Door Poppin'


This is a re-release of John's 1999 CD which
includes "Sisters"
and a Special Bonus Track: "Milton"
Currently it is available at CDBaby in MP3 format and will be available in hard copy in November at the Louisiana Music Factory

JAMBALAYA featuring the Treme' Song & Foot of Canal Street from the new HBO Hit Series "TREME"
Jambalaya
BUY IT at the Louisiana Music Factory.
Download the MP3 CD at CDBaby

The latest release from Mystery Street Records
(an affiliate of Threadhead Records)
"Frenchmen Street"

includes performances by more than a dozen of New Orleans finest musician
s, as well as the first official release of John Boutte's outstanding rendition of Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" from the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
This is a "Gotta Have It" for all John Boutte' fans.

Check out the 2009 release from Threadhead Records
"A Very Threadhead Holiday".
Contributions from a dozen New Orleans musicians, including John Boutte make this multi-genre holiday CD a must have for your holiday collection.