A dreamy introduction with guitar riffs and wind chimes set the ambiance for a formal announcement that it’s “time for their experience.” The hypnotizing atmosphere quickly morphs into a driving bass groove as ticket holders fill Antone’s Nightclub in Downtown Austin.

Spyboy J’Wan Boudreaux and Second Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr. lead the audience in their miraculous Mardi Gras suits while they chant the band’s name Cha Wa. As the Thanksgiving weekend rolls to an end, the second-line-style party is everything you need to shake those sweet potatoes into a distant memory.

Tambourines rattle like a seismograph meter reading the tectonic plates in Los Angeles as the heavy brass from Joe Maize and Aurelien Barnes bursts into the air.

“We came to get down tonight,” Boudreaux asks the crowd. “Is that alright with y’all?”

The audience whistles with delight as they follow the prompts from the stage. It’s part chant, part funk, all groove, all Mardi Gras, all a celebration to drive us into the new year.

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