The Rumble was created in 2021 by seven members of multi-Grammy-nominated band Cha Wa. After its mass exodus, the collective vowed to both preserve and further a musical vision that blends New Orleans culture from past, present and future. Fronted by Second Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr. of the legendary Golden Eagles Indian tribe, The Rumble boasts some of the next generation’s most prolific artists.
The Rumble continues the legacy of Mardi Gras Indian funk, which was pioneered in part by Boudreaux’s father Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with the Wild Magnolias. The younger Boudreaux is a Grammy nominated singer himself and a well respected leader of the Black Masking Indian community. Trumpeter Aurélien Barnes masks with the Northside Skull and Bone Gang, another hallmark black masking carnival group. The brass band culture of New Orleans is represented by Barnes who plays with Kings of Brass and especially by trombonist José Maize of the TBC Brass band, known for electrifying crowds at the city’s famous second line parades.
From black masking culture, to the brass band tradition, to the legacy of jazz, funk, and other forms of New Orleans music and culture, The Rumble is the whole package. This band is the future of New Orleans music and is continuing on in the footsteps of great bands such as the Wild Magnolias, the Meters, and the Neville Brothers, delivering that classic mystique of the past, while bringing a fresh original sound that is in-tune with the times.