Keeper of Treme traditions, Lois Andrews Nelson to reign as queen of krewedelusion Saturday

Advocate Staff photo by Chris Granger

Lois Andrews Nelson has had a front-row seat for the Treme music scene her entire life. The music that came from both sides of her family is carried on by her famous musician children: James, Troy and Buster Andrews.

But beyond her family ties, Nelson, 66, is a cultural ringleader. She ran a North Robertson Street barroom called Trombone Shorty’s; created The Shop, a Marais Street gathering and jam space for musicians; and has long acted as a grand marshal for brass bands.

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