Color Red Music has announced they’ve united George Porter Jr., Eddie Roberts, Robert Walter, Nikki Glaspie, Erica Falls, and special guest Big Chief Donald Harrison for a new track titled “Mardi Gras Day,” set to release on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The song, which was recorded at Flóki Studios in Iceland, serves as the lead single off of a full-length album produced by Eddie Roberts, which is expected to release this summer. “Mardi Gras Day” is being released as part of the Flóki sessions recorded at Flóki Studios in Northern Iceland. The studio was named for the Viking Flóki, who followed the path of a raven to discover Iceland more than 1,000 years ago.
“Jam band icon Eddie Roberts asked me to write lyrics and sing on a song about Mardi Gras,” said Big Chief Donald Harrison in a statement. “The song features the best of the best in the funk, jam band, soul, jazz, and New Orleans music. That’s Big Chief Donald Harrison on the cover.”
The aforementioned lineup on “Mardi Gras Day” contains a wide variety of musicians highly respected in their scene: George Porter Jr., bassist and vocalist of The Meters, has defined New Orleans funk; Robert Walter, keyboardist and founder of Greyboy Allstars, is renowned for his performances with Roger Waters; Nikki Glaspie has shared her drumming with Nth Power, Dumpstaphunk and backed Beyoncé; Erica Falls, the former lead singer of Galactic, has been shining through her solo neo-soul career; Big Chief Donald Harrison has been a respected singer, and alto saxophonist considered a master of jazz, soul, and funk for decades; and Eddie Roberts, guitarist of The New Mastersounds, exceptional producer, and founder/president of Color Red Music produced the record.
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, and the day the single “Mardi Gras” will be released. Pre-save the track and learn more here.
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