Local musicians jump through hoops to keep New Orleans gigs.
Sousaphone player Jeffrey Hills is a family man with a wife and three kids. Before the storm, they lived in public housing and Jeffrey was known for playing with the big time Olympia Brass Band.
Since Katrina, the Hills have lived in three states, unable to find a way to return to the city. Now they're in Houston. Jeffrey makes the 5 hour commute every week to keep his regular gig at Harrah's Casino.
I caught up with him in between sets, hanging out in his car.