Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra - Live at the Hi Ho Thanksgiving Night

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The Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra features many of the most stalwart musicians in the city. The rhythm section is anchored by Kevin O’Day on drums, Reggie Scanlan (the Radiators) on bass, and Rosie Rosato on percussion. Several of the performing Mardi Gras Indians will also play traditional hand percussion including cow bells and tambourines. The string section includes Helen Gillet on cello and effects and Harry Hardin on violin (and baritone saxophone). Guitarists committed to the project include Papa Mali, Camile Baudoin (the Radiators), and Sam Hotchkiss (Juice). Horn players scheduled to appear include Tim Green on saxophone and Kirk Joseph on sousaphone.

Several notable Mardi Gras Indians are also scheduled to appear including Second Chief David Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas (the son of Edward Montana), Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles, Big Chief Roddy of the Black Eagles, and acclaimed Mardi Gras Indian vocalist Eric “Yeti” Boudreaux. Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, the Big Chief of the Northside Skull and Bones, is also scheduled to appear.

The Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra performances are sponsored by Family Fish Productions, WWOZ community radio and the Hi Ho Lounge. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to WWOZ.

You can catch them tonight Friday November 27th as well.