When performing overseas, Andersson said she is often asked about the status of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 and the 2010 BP oil spill.
"Those are two huge unfortunate landmarks that have gotten so much attention, so people remember that and that's where conversations start," she said. "But I tell people we still eat fish in New Orleans, homes are being rebuilt, the roads are looking better, and we're living life. Then the conversation quickly moves on to the music, which is great."
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