The Rumble featuring Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr

Do you hear that rumble that I hear?? Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr and TJ Norris of The Rumble join us and discuss their Grammy nominated album Live from the Maple Leaf.

In This Episode

  • Our conversation kicks off as we discuss the fusion of New Orleans funk with modern updates and electrifying brass
  • We learn about the Suits that the chief makes and wears for the show. There is some serious work and story here!
  • Songwriting is a group effort and soundchecks bring out “The Rumble” – and sometimes airports.
  • New Orleans history is rich and we get a tour through some of the wards and the history of Black Masking carnival tradition
  • And three songs that you cannot help but dance to.


Featuring seven GRAMMY-nominated musicians, The Rumble is more than just a band—it’s an opportunity to be immersed in a wholly unique facet of New Orleans culture. The group fuses iconic New Orleans funk in the vein of The Meters and The Neville Brothers—but updated, modern and vibrant befitting the next generation—with electrifying brass and the singular visual splendor of the Black Masking carnival tradition. 

Their live show is a symphony of rich color and propulsive sound, with each member sharing vocal duties and engaging the audience in the classic Mardi Gras Indian-style call-and-response chanting. The Rumble continues the fight to preserve the legacies and traditions of the community for the next generation while bringing new layers of depth to their live performance.

The Rumble’s debut album, “Live at the Maple Leaf”, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Regional Roots Album 2024

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