PHOTOS / VIDEOS: Papa Mali’s Double Uptown Shotgun @ The OuterHang – 5/17/12

PHOTOS / VIDEOS: Papa Mali's Double Uptown Shotgun @ The OuterHang - 5/17/12

’s got a new thing going called the Double Uptown Shotgun that feature’s the all-star cast of Papa on vox & guitar, the eyepopping talent of Chris Spies on keys, Rob Mercurio of Galactic on bass and Terrence Higgins of Dirty Dozen Brass Band holding it down on drums. I was lucky enough to catch the group in town after the Gulf Shores set featured here the following night at the Maple Leaf and believe-you-me (as anyone who was there would agree) this is definitely a new bunch worth spending your hard-earned dollar to see the next time around.

On a serious note, Papa Mali recently had a rather substantial health scare resulting from surgical complications. But thank the good lord, word is the front man’s hopeful prospects of a full recovery are reportedly looking better with each passing day and judging by recent comments on his facebook page (where he’s been posting periodic updates to friends and fans), Papa’s in therapy, playing music again and eager to get back to work. In fact, he exclaimed earlier today that he’s “awakened some creative giants that have been sleeping!” Therefore, with your continued support, thoughts, vibes and the magical powers of the New Orleans music community, Papa will surely be back up and out in the clubs and in the studio in no time!

So while Papa’s on the mend and taking a break from his always busy touring schedule, continue on and enjoy this nice chunk of video and photos from the Hangout Fest night show. Finally, a special thanks to Ali & Mike Kerr for their always excellent work capturing the magic.

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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