Keith Spera writes about music for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. In 2006, he was a member of the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hurricane Katrina coverage team. He has also contributed to Rolling Stone, Vibe, Blender, LA Weekly, Garden & Gun and numerous documentaries. He is the author of Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans. He lives in his native New Orleans with his wife and two young children.