By Chris Walsh
Sunday, August 27, 2006; 7:28 AM
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Before Hurricane Katrina hit, Tanio Hingle lived in a house in the Treme section of New Orleans with his wife and three kids, gigging around town with the New Birth Brass Band. The eight-piece played four or five times a week in places like Joe's Cozy Corner, Donna's Bar & Grill, Tipitina's and House of Blues.
Since Katrina, Hingle and his family have been living in an apartment in Houston; he drives back to New Orleans to repair the house when he's not playing shows. 'We're still not back to normal. We're trying to get there,' he says. 'The insurance money wasn't enough to cover house repairs.'"