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Mardi Gras Day by George Porter Jr.

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Album Title: Mardi Gras Day
Eleven Music Experience
Released: 2023


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About the Album

“Mardi Gras Day” is the first offering from the latest release via Eleven Music’s ‘Floki Sessions’ featuring George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars), and Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power). The album was recorded at Floki Studios located down the valley of Eleven Experiences’ Deplar Farm in Troll Peninsula, Iceland. Robert Walter brought in this instrumental groove to the session and upon hearing it, Eddie was immediately transported to the sounds of The Wild Magnolias and other Mardi Gras Indian recordings of the ‘70s. After the initial session in Iceland, Eddie approached Big Chief Donald Harrison who is revered as an iconic jazz artist best known for being the horn counterpart of trumpeter Terrance Blanchard in the ‘80s lineup of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Additionally, Donald is currently the Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans Culture. Donald happened to be performing in Denver fall of 2022 and they seized the opportunity to get him in to Color Red Studios to craft “Mardi Gras Day.” Eddie remembers Donald saying that there were no songs out there with “Mardi Gras Day” as the hook.. and the rest wrote itself. The full-length album produced by Roberts will feature guest artist appearances by Erica Falls (Galactic), Son Little, Lamar Williams. Jr. (Trouble No More), Tierinii Jackson (Southern Avenue), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce) and rising Chicago artist GreenTTea.

This edition of the Floki Sessions comes hot off the heels of The New Mastersounds’ ‘The Deplar Effect’ which garnered acclaim earning the #1 spot on the Relix Radio Charts, earned the #24 spot on NACC’s 2022 R&B/Soul Charts, and editorial playlist support on Spotify & Apple Music. In addition to Roberts’ successes with ‘The Deplar Effect,’ Walter has been the touring keyboardist with Roger Walters (Pink Floyd) and Glaspie has maintained an active schedule touring with Trouble No More, an all-star tribute to The Allman Brothers.


Robert Walter
organ, Hammond B3
Donald Harrison
saxophone, alto

Date featured

February 21, 2023

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