MARDI GRAS | 02.17 - 02.20 | NEW ORLEANS

Sunday 2/18/07

Mid City Parade :: 02.18.07
After some much needed rest it's parade time. We head back uptown for the Mid City Parade. Pick it up at St. Charles and Napoleon and we're off. Some nice weather and high spirits make for a good time.

Uptown the parades are much more local with families gathered around, and the kids up in the ladder boxes. Watching the High School marching bands go by you are reminded that these kids are the future of music in New Orleans and we can't let these traditions die. We could be watching the next Rebirth Brass Band or Kermit Ruffins marching right by us. Ain't no place I'd rather be.

Souls of NOLA Mardi Gras Soiree :: 02.18.07 :: One Eyed Jacks

Nighttime brings the much anticipated Souls of NOLA Mardi Gras Soiree at One Eyed Jacks. The band featured Papa Mali, Robert Mercurio, Rich Vogel, Kevin O'Day, Anders Osborne and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux. Yeah that's right, all of 'em. Talk about a party!

This special NOLA night featured two sets of some of the finest music that ever came out of the Crescent City. Near the end of the first set Big Chief Monk Boudreaux joined the band onstage and the whole room went to another level. Second set brought special guests CC Adcock and Dicky Landry into the fold and the intensity never let up. The night finished appropriately with "Such a Night" at about 3 a.m.

Papa Mali, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Anders Osborne

Anders Osborne and Robert Mercurio

Papa Mali

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

Dicky Landry, CC Adcock, Anders Osborne, Kevin O'Day

Anders Osborne

Continue reading for 2/19/07 featuring the 10th annual Galactic Lundi Gras show at Tip's...

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