Tipitina’s Record Club – an exclusive subscription service from Tipitina’s, the legendary New Orleans nightclub owned and operated by Galactic – is celebrating the late great Walter Wolfman Washington with Feel So At Home, a posthumous new album arriving on CD, vinyl, digital download, and at all streaming services on Friday, November 17. Limited edition 180g, custom-colored vinyl is available exclusively only via Tipitina’s Record Club subscription now. A soul-stirring collection of deep New Orleans blues and heartfelt ballads, Feel So At Home pays tribute to Walter Wolfman Washington’s profound musical talent and serves as a poignant reminder of his extraordinary legacy. The album is heralded by today’s premiere of “I Feel So at Home,” available everywhere now.
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Recorded just days before his passing at age 79 in December 2022, Feels So At Home sees the iconic New Orleans singer and guitarist furthering the striking music spirit of his 2018 breakthrough album, My Future Is My Past, joined by producer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Ellman (co-founder of both Galactic and Tipitina’s Record Club), Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, and bassist James Singleton, and pianist Steve DeTroy of Washington’s longtime backing combo, The Roadmasters. Like its acclaimed predecessor, Feel So At Home is both stripped-down and intensely intimate, its late-night blues and soulful ballads as potent in their approach as Washington’s renowned mix of powerhouse funk, blues, soul, and R&B.
"Walter has spent his career providing for the party,” says Galactic's Ben Ellman. “This album slows it down, strips it back, and invites the listener to experience the emotion and beauty of Walter’s voice and guitar playing.”
Washington’s life and music will also be commemorated with two upcoming tribute concerts, including a Feel So At Home record release celebration set for Wednesday, October 11, at New Orleans’ d.b.a., hosted by The Roadmasters and featuring performances from John “Papa” Gros, Mem Shannon, Les Getrix, Brother Tyrone, Sierra Green, and Alex McMurray. In addition, The Roadmasters will host a special Wolfman tribute set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, slated for Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 PM (local).
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Tipitina’s Record Club presents six specially curated, bi-monthly records celebrating the music and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South each year, spanning archival milestones, never-before-heard rarities, out-of-print reissues, and brand-new recordings, all on limited edition, 180g custom-colored vinyl exclusive to subscribers. Bi-monthly and annual subscriptions are available now. Free shipping is included for subscribers in the contiguous United States.
Tipitina’s is of course one of America’s most iconic music venues. Since its opening in 1977, Tipitina’s has stood the test of time by hosting the most talented musicians and groups from New Orleans and the world at large, including the renowned Crescent City-based instrumental outfit, Galactic. In late 2018, Galactic announced their purchase of the internationally famous two-story yellow building on the corner of Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue, promising to both further Tipitina’s rich traditions while also continuing to honor the remarkable musical history of the Gulf South.
WALTER WOLFMAN WASHINGTON
FEEL SO AT HOME
(Tipitina’s Record Club)
Release Date: November 17, 2023
I Feel So At Home Here
Along About Midnight
It’s Rainin’ In My Life
I’ve Been Wrong For So Long