Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias + The Night Janitor

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Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias gang invoke the ancestors with their brand new kind of funk. 

Though more a ceremonial group than a performing or touring band, the New Orleans Mardi Gras "Indian Tribe" the Wild Magnolias issued a critically acclaimed LP for Polydor in 1974. Bo DollisMonk Boudreaux, June Johnson, Jr., Crip AdamsTobias JohnsonBubba Scott, and James Smothersbrought the rich, fervent flavor of New Orleans to vinyl, backed by Willie Tee's band. The LP wasn't a huge seller, but it attracted so much media interest the Magnolias appeared at Carnegie Hall that year, as well as the Capitol Center in Washington D.C. 

Today, the late Big Chief Bo Dollis Sr's wife Big Queen Rita and son "Lil" Bo Dollis Jr. carry the torch for the tribe and for the band. Now the Wild Magnolias Big Chief, Lil Bo Dollis Jr. serves as bandleader, weaving modern funk into the band's contemporary repertoire while simultaneously preserving and presenting the generations deep music, traditions and rituals of his father's band.

Also known as Yanni Thunders, The Night Janitor was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and moved to New Orleans on January 1st, 2002 to pursue a life in music. He studied Cuban percussion and has played congas and bongos in many of the finest Latin bands in New Orleans including Otra, Fredy Omar Con Su Banda, Muevelo, Vivaz!, Moyuba, The Iguanas (with whom he toured the country) and Indian musician Aashish Khan. As a studio percussionist, he recorded dozens of albums made by producer Mark Bingham at Piety Street Studios with artists such as Marianne Faithful, Alex McMurray, The Happy Talk Band, Cassandra Wilson, and many others.


Details

  • 9PM–Thursday, October 10
  • Doors at 9PM
  • Free and open to the public

Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias gang invoke the ancestors with their brand new kind of funk. 

Though more a ceremonial group than a performing or touring band, the New Orleans Mardi Gras "Indian Tribe" the Wild Magnolias issued a critically acclaimed LP for Polydor in 1974. Bo DollisMonk Boudreaux, June Johnson, Jr., Crip AdamsTobias JohnsonBubba Scott, and James Smothersbrought the rich, fervent flavor of New Orleans to vinyl, backed by Willie Tee's band. The LP wasn't a huge seller, but it attracted so much media interest the Magnolias appeared at Carnegie Hall that year, as well as the Capitol Center in Washington D.C. 

Today, the late Big Chief Bo Dollis Sr's wife Big Queen Rita and son "Lil" Bo Dollis Jr. carry the torch for the tribe and for the band. Now the Wild Magnolias Big Chief, Lil Bo Dollis Jr. serves as bandleader, weaving modern funk into the band's contemporary repertoire while simultaneously preserving and presenting the generations deep music, traditions and rituals of his father's band.

Also known as Yanni Thunders, The Night Janitor was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and moved to New Orleans on January 1st, 2002 to pursue a life in music. He studied Cuban percussion and has played congas and bongos in many of the finest Latin bands in New Orleans including Otra, Fredy Omar Con Su Banda, Muevelo, Vivaz!, Moyuba, The Iguanas (with whom he toured the country) and Indian musician Aashish Khan. As a studio percussionist, he recorded dozens of albums made by producer Mark Bingham at Piety Street Studios with artists such as Marianne Faithful, Alex McMurray, The Happy Talk Band, Cassandra Wilson, and many others.

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