The Grammy-nominated Big Chief of the Golden Eagles recorded with the Wild Magnolias on their landmark records, electrifying Mardi Gras Indian chants with Willie Tee and Snooks Eaglin’s funk and creating a mind-blowing hybrid of New Orleans music. From neighborhood barrooms to Carnegie Hall, Monk has spent a lifetime masking and performing around the world with his group and in collaboration with artists like Dr John, Galactic, Anders Osborne, Papa Mali, and John Papa Gros. Tonight he enters the Feral Zone with John Gros in advance of their tour of Spain supporting his latest record, “Bloodstains and Teardrops.”
Topics include a mixed neighborhood, the White Eagles, a Chief Scout, Indian practice, a hidden culture, speaking French, initiation, recording, Quint Davis, Bo Dollis, the Elder of Elders, becoming Big Chief, sewing, the power of the suit, outside gangs, respect for the chief, Indians vs. the police, tribal positions, Super Sunday, the prettiest Indian, a lifestyle, work with blues artists, not thinking, togetherness, “Indian Red,” Black Johnny, the next generation, and much more.
Intro music: "Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman
Break Music: "Monk's Mardi Gras" from "Won't Bow Down" by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Outro Music: "Choo Choo" from "Bloodstains and Teardrops" by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and "My Indian Red" from "Jazz A'La Creole" by the Baby Dodds Trio
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