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A local treasure is all set to perform at the annual Samedi Gras block party Saturday, a Mid-City family’s porch celebration during Endymion.

Dubbed “a house party New Orleans style,” the Samedi Gras tradition is hosted by Scott Colomb and Major League Baseball player Johnny Giavotella Jr. at 4214 Orleans Avenue on Feb. 25th beginning at noon and will feature music by Cowboy Mouth, as well as The Anteeks.

For over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up its unique style of rock & roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band’s hometown – New Orleans – with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500 concerts and launched their signature song, “Jenny Says,” into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts.

“Any excuse to be in New Orleans during Mardi Gras is all right by me,” Fred Leblanc, member of Cowboy Mouth, said in a press release.

Some of Cowboy Mouth’s hit songs include ‘Jenny Says,’ ‘I Believe (A Tribute to the Saints)’ and ‘Voodoo Shoppe.’

Last year’s porch party featured music from New Orleans Queen of Soul and Grammy Award Winner Irma Thomas.

Saturday’s block party kicks off at noon at the corner of N. Solomon and Orleans Avenue.

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