Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – Rising Sun


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Release Date:  2009

Label:  f.Boo Music


Track List

  1. Golden Crown
  2. Dance With Me
  3. Rising Sun
  4. Swing Low
  5. Brothers
  6. Whambam Medicine Man
  7. The Promise
  8. Hey Mama
  9. Captain Kirk and Custer
  10. Voodoo Woman
  11. Iko Iko



  • Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – vocals, tambourine, washboard
  • Reverend Goat Carson – vocals
  • John Lisi – guitar, dobro
  • Scott Jackson – bass (tracks 6,7,9,11)
  • Johnathon “Cujo” Limjuco – bass (tracks 1,2,3,8,10)
  • Nate Wood – bass (track 5), drums (track 5)
  • Marciel Garner – drums (tracks 1,2,3,8,10)
  • “Alabama” Dave Waldrop – drums (tracks 6,7,9,11)
  • Dave Easley – pedal steel (tracks 6,11)
  • Dan Hastie – keyboards ( track 1)
  • Waylon Thibodeaux – fiddle (track 5)
  • Kevin Brennan – sax, clarinet, melodica, guitar, dobro, lap steel, drums (track 4), piano, percussion
  • Sha’la – barking dog (track 10)

Internationally recognized as the iconic Mardi Gras Indian, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux is, in the words of New Orleans Jazz Fest producer and director Quint Davis, “the big chief of all big chiefs.”

Monk was the founder of The Wild Magnolias Band, recording two records for Capitol Records, and touring extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with Robbie Robertson (appearing on many television programs, including Saturday Night Live). In 2001, Monk departed from The Wild Magnolias and recorded two records with Anders Osborne (the first Osborne/Boudreaux collaboration being “Bury The Hatchet”), then returned to his original tribe, The Golden Eagles, to record “Mr. Stranger Man.” In recent years, Monk’s original form of African and Congo Square chanting has been featured on Tab Benoit’s “Sea-Saint Sessions,” “Fever For The Bayou,” Galactic’s “From the Corner to the Block,” Voice of the Wetlands self-titled CD, as well as Dr. John’s “N’Awlinz: Dis Dat or d’Udda”

Dr. John has said, “When I write those [Mardi Gras] Indian songs I try to think about what would be coming out of Monk’s mouth.”

“Big Chief Boudreaux uniquely balances the stark rawness of the Mardi Gras Indian’s chants and rhythms heard on the streets and modern instrumentation and influences. Monk makes it real.” (Geraldine Wykoff for Offbeat Magazine)

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