Gaudy but green: Krewedelusion marches with creativity and a group of ‘Trashformers’

Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld

If New Orleans is one big krewe, Lois Andrews Nelson may very well be its captain. As krewedelusion’s appointed Ruler and Captain of New Orleans, Nelson chose the title “Mother of Music” — yet another apt moniker, as she is the mother of James Andrews and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. A longtime Treme resident, she also is a member of the Money Wasters Social Aid & Pleasure Club, the Dumaine Gang Social Aid & Pleasure Club and the Gold Diggers Baby Dolls, of which a contingent will accompany Nelson during her royal ride.

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