Meet Mississippi Rail Company – Performing this Weekend at Mardi Gras
But the French Quarter wouldn’t be complete without our New Orleans-inspired bands!
Mississippi Rail Company is one of the many bands performing here at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras. Their music embraces rock ‘n roll, folk and blues traditions to create that unique New Orleans sound. Before they make their way down from N’awlins to the sunshine state, we got to ask them a couple of questions.
How did all of you meet and come up with Mississippi Rail Company?
About half of us met in high school in different parts of the country and happened to come together in New Orleans during college. The band came about as we were exploring and performing old New Orleans rhythm and blues covers. I started writing some original material in the vein of that music and the band took off from there.
How long have all of you been performing?
Most of us have been performing since a young age, but the band has been together for about 4 1/2 years.
What’s your favorite thing about performing?
The audience. The difference between a great performance and a mediocre performance typically relies on the symbiosis between us and the audience. If their energy is high and our energy is high, it typically creates a memorable performance for us and the audience.
What’s your favorite thing about Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras Day. The epitome of New Orleans culture can be found on Mardi Gras, between the Mardi Gras Indians marching in your neighborhood to the costumes and general debauchery that happens in the French Quarter—it’s a wonderful sight to see everyone let loose and celebrate together.
If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would it be?
We already perform on a regular basis in the best place in the world: New Orleans.
I promise you won’t want to miss out on a performance from one of these French Quarter Courtyard bands. Click here for more details and to see the full list of Mardi Gras performances.