Papa Mali (born Malcolm Helm Welbourne in Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 6,1957) is a New Orleans based, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer.
He has been a touring musician and recording artist for decades. Yet, he is probably best known as the front man for 7 Walkers, a band formed in 2009 that includes three musical icons: Grateful Dead founding member and drummer Bill Kreutzmann, The Metersâ€™ founding bassist, George Porter Jr. and lyricist Robert Hunter, who penned most of the Grateful Deadâ€™s classic catalog (along with the late Jerry Garcia) and now co-writes much of 7 Walkers material with Welbourne. Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and Willie Nelson collaborator, Matt Hubbard completes the line up. Their self-titled debut was released to critical acclaim
Eve Monsees & The Exiles’ trashy garage, blues grooves and Texas roots come through loud and clear. Playing a combination of original tunes and some obscure covers, the band has carved out a niche in the Austin, TX scene. The 4 piece has just released their 3rd CD entitled “You Know She Did” which features guest appearances by Denny Freeman, Glen Clark, Lewis Cowdrey & Nate Basinger.