Really enjoyed the premiere episode. Lyrical, terrific cinematography, great dialogue and fine character development. It truly evokes a sense of place. I really enjoyed the cast - musician Kermit Ruffins, Khandi Alexander (in a role far removed from her role in CSI Miami), Steve Zahn (as an alternative radio DJ obsessed with local music) and John Goodman (in his best role outside the Coen brothers' films, as an impassioned professor). No real "plot", but several meandering storylines - this is perfectly suited to the subject matter.
Plus, the appearance of the Rebirth Brass Band is a special treat.