Robert Mercurio, a founding member of Galactic is our guest this week. If you are not already familiar with them, Galactic is an acclaimed Funk/Soul band from New Orleans. They began as an instrumental band highly influenced by New Orleans groups such as The Meters, but now they incorporate lead vocals more often, and are lucky enough to have worked with New Orleans legends such as Allan Toussaint, Irma Thomas, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington. Joining them on this tour is vocalist Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers. They came through Atlanta Friday night and we were lucky enough to get Robert to sit down with us at The Variety Playhouse to do a podcast. Enjoy!
Included on this podcast are two songs from Galactic's new CD "Ya-Ka-May". The first song is "Heart Of Steel", and the second is "Dark Water".
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