7 Walkers LP, 180 Gram Double Vinyl Packaged with CD. Liner notes appear on the vinyl sleeve (CD insert booklet not included.)
"7 Walkers hit the ball so far out of the park it's still sailing. It might actually have gone into orbit. I'm very proud to be part of the project. This album is sheer joy from first note to last."
- Robert Hunter
Famed drummer and Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann, guitar master Papa Mali, legendary New Orleans bass man George Porter Jr. (The Meters, Funky Meters) and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson, Fastball), come together as 7 Walkers for their self-titled debut release, due out November 2, 2010 on Response Records. With nearly all of its songs co-penned by Papa Mali and longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, 7 Walkers is an electrifying hybrid of classic Bay Area rock and New Orleans funk.
The highly anticipated release features a batch of brand-new originals, a guest performance by Willie Nelson on "King Cotton Blues", and a few smokin' instrumentals. A self-proclaimed "open love letter" to the city of New Orleans, the end result is a fiery and funky collection of tunes that quite brilliantly capture a unique collaboration between these very different musical shamans.