D'Amour's last play, 'Detroit,' was an Obie Award winner and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Trombone Shorty is not just the stage name of one of New Orleans' most famous t-bone players; it's since become a sort of shorthand for a new kind of superhero down in the Crescent City. When news hit of a robbery that plagued an aspiring 14-year-old's music career, T. Short took to his fan base to help the youth recover.
"They say that it takes 10 years to get your New Orleans passport," laughs jazz singer and guitarist Carsie Blanton. "Until then, you're just a visitor."