Originally Posted by Guitarzan
You are referring to a region in Mississippi... I'm referring to the actual Delta on which New Orleans is ported and is one of the last major population and business centers...
per Wiki...The Mississippi River Delta
is the modern area of land (the river delta) built up by alluvium deposited by the Mississippi River as it slows down and enters the Gulf of Mexico. The deltaic process has, over the past 5,000 years, caused the coastline of south Louisiana to advance gulfward from 15 to 50 miles (24 to 80 km).
It is a biologically significant region, comprising 3 million acres (12,000 kmē) of coastal wetlands and 40% of the salt marsh in the contiguous United States. It is also a commercially significant region, supporting the economy of New Orleans
with significant shipping traffic, providing 16 to 18% of the oil supply in the U.S., and providing 16% of the fisheries harvest in the U.S., including shrimp, crabs, and crayfish.
The Mississippi River Delta is not to be confused with the Mississippi Delta region, an alluvial plain located some 300 miles (480 km) northward in western Mississippi along the river
Mississippi River Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And I know there's another professional franchise that uses Blues but not Delta Blues
When people talk about "Delta Blues", they are talking about music from that region of Mississippi. And, when people say they live in "The Delta", they mean that part of Mississippi. They do not mean New Orleans. Plus, in legend, that area is where the "Crossroads" are. So, I just don't think "Delta Blues" has anything to do with New Orleans. People from New Orleans and the metro area do not identify themselves with the Delta or with Blues. They identify with Jazz, Brass or Funk. Of course, Jazz is taken and Funk would sound bad. So, if we want to go with a musical theme, Brass makes the most sense. It's similar to Jazz so it has the same feel and it's very New Orleans, especially with the "Re-Birth" of Brass Bands in New Orleans that started a little before Katrina and boomed afterwards.
Besides, New Orleans isn't about the Blues. We don't revel in our misery. We find any excuse to celebrate so we can forget the bad times. i.e. the City that Care forgot or, alternatively, the City that Forgot to Care.
So, I like Brass. But, I also like VooDoo and Privateers. All three have deep historical connections to New Orleans that "Delta Blues" do not.