Louisiana Music Archive & Artist Directory

About (a.k.a. Louisiana Music Archive & Artist Directory, formerly known as New Orleans Virtual Library) is a personally run web site established in 1995 as a clearinghouse for news, links and general info related to New Orleans and Louisiana music. has grown dramatically over the past 17+ years, and I continue to add new information and resources as time allows. Recent additions to the site include an Events & Festivals Guide, and Louisiana Music at the Grammys, which features all Louisiana Grammy nominees and winners from day one (1958) through today.

Also check out our Guide to Online Concerts and Interviews, which links to dozens of online performances by Louisiana music artists. I am also gradually updating the On This Day in Louisiana Music History section, which features a day by day list of birthdays, passings, awards, chart notes, trivia, and more.

If you are looking for live music events in the Big Easy, the New Orleans Concert Line has a selected list of happenings at local clubs, plus upcoming festivals and music related special events. The New Orleans Music Club Guide provides direct links to music venues, along with maps, addresses and contact info.

You can also find at:

  • Facebook Profile - click the Subscribe button - I post a lot of links here related to Louisiana music, e.g. news articles, new videos & CD/album releases, tour announcements, local music club listings, etc. This Facebook 'profile' page has reached it's max of 5,000 friends, but you can still follow my posts by subscribing rather than making a friend request.

  • Facebook Page - click the Like button - This was created after the profile page reached its maximum of 5,000 friends. I post here occasionally, but the volume is much lower than on the profile page. Browse the list of 'Likes" on this page to locate Louisiana bands, music venues, and festivals on Facebook

  • New Orleans Concert Line Facebook Page - Live music news, upcoming concert and festival announcements, and more.

  • YouTube Channel - a few videos that I've captured, along with some personal favorites.

Comments and questions can be e-mailed to gregh @ (remove blanks). Press kits, press releases, news, tour dates, music club schedules, festival & special event details, etc. can be e-mailed to me at the same address.

Greg Hardison
Owner & Editor,

Props for

Editorial staff of Gambit Weekly names as their pick for "Best Local Web Site" in their 1999 "Best of New Orleans" readers poll (08/31/99 issue).

New Orleans and Louisiana music fans voted as Runner Up in the Best Music Website category of the 1999 OffBeat "Best of the Beat" Awards.

"If you're trying to track down a band on the web, try the musician's index at the Louisiana Music Archive and Artists Directory. If the band you're looking for is on the web, chances are you'll find a link to it here, along with music news and announcements." -- Charlyn Keating; WWL Eyewitness Morning News

"Once again, Greg Hardison's site at takes top spot as the best place to track down information on local bands and musicians on the Internet" -- Alex Oliver, Offbeat Magazine - Second Annual Best of the Web

"Crescent City music and its artists shine brightly here at this spectacularly spicy spot" -- Infoseek Select

"... particularly impressive, and a resource anyone looking for information on a Louisiana band or musician should check first, even before the larger search engines and Internet-wide indices" -- Offbeat Magazine -- Best of the Internet, 1996 (January, 1997)

" ... no electronic Louisiana trip is complete without a visit to this entrepreneurial web address..." -- Billboard Magazine -- (April, 2000) is an outstanding fan portal for New Orleans music ... the site is slightly inelegant but packed with information -- New Orleans Beat Street Magazine (February, 2003) named "Best Music Web Site" at OffBeat Magazine's 2002 "Best of the Beat" Music Business Awards. has been mentioned in several books and national newspapers. Site Index