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Papa Mali Extols Mark Rubin
Former locals gone New Orleans bond over Southern Discomfort
"...“OK, so like, I sent my new CD to Papa Mali and asked if he’d give me a nice..."

June 2, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Papa's Brand-New Bag
Jazzers and jam bands alike just wanna funk, Austin style
"...met, and occasionally performed with, Austin funk guru Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne...."

July 27, 2007 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Seven Fun Facts About 7 Walkers
Strange but true…
"...Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, the Killer Bees’ Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne, George Porter, Jr. of the Meters, local..."

Nov. 25, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Grateful Dead + Papa Mali = 7 Walkers
"...drummer Bill Kreutzmann and Austin's godfather of funk Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne share the same zodiac designate: Taurus, the..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Another progress report from Red River, the return of Sixteen Deluxe, and Papa Mali's American beauty
"...trip for 7 Walkers, the budding project between Austin's Papa Mali and Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, which premiered at..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Papa Mali
"...Papa Mali..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Full Circle
The gospel according to Ruthie Foster
"...away to strike out on her own. There she formalized her musical upbringing in the church and her self-taught..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Saturday Sleepers
SXSW Music Fest preview guide
"...whine of Sam Amidon's Appalachian-styled vocals. – Doug Freeman Papa Mali..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature

The gumbo's spilled over into the chili
"...Chief," Neville, wife Gaynelle, son Henry Caesar, and locals Papa Mali & the Instigators effortlessly bridged New Orleans and..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Papa Mali & the Instagators Thunder Chicken (Fog City)
SXSW Records
"...Papa Mali & the InstagatorsThunder Chicken (Fog City) As steeped..."

March 3, 2000 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Liquid Black Licorice
Jägermeister and music go together like clubbing and hangovers
"...Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne blearily remembers the time his longtime reggae..."

July 5, 2013 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

ACL Fest Day 2
Day 2: The Hazards of Mud
"...the special moments. "Hey, Bill Kreutzman is playing with Papa Mali in the media area." News8's Andy Langer pointed..."

Oct. 3, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

March comes in like a SXSW and Virginia B. Wood gets down to business, in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...4, singer-songwriter Trish Murphy on March 5, and Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welborne to cook up a soulful Caribbean meal..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Blues Box
Blues Box
" the production team of Max Crace and Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne, who make Omar's trademark shake, rattle &..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Charity Begins at Home
The gospel music and charitable concern of the Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers
"...Golden Crown Harmonizers are producer/guitarist Gurf Morlix, guitarist Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne, bass player Sarah Brown, guitarist Scrappy Jud..."

June 22, 2001 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

"...Shat Records plays Antone's, then same club, next night, Papa Mali & the Instigators takes the stage. The two..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Music Feature

Live Shots

Sept. 27, 1996 Music Feature

It's Too Funky in Here
"...Fishtrap, and a horde from the Crescent City including Papa Grows Funk and the Midnite Disturbers. If you last..."

July 27, 2007 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Playback – Dead Man Walking: Jimmy LaFave
As terminal cancer ticks down Jimmy LaFave’s life, he says the show must go on
"...a billionaire benefactor, nothing could be done to prevent malignant cells from destroying his body. Eventually, the best medical..."

April 21, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

R.I.P. Barry “Frosty” Smith
Austin’s pre-eminent beatkeeper passes
"...Greezy Wheels, Doug Sahm, Rusty Wier, Storyville, Delbert McClinton, Papa Mali, Omar & the Howlers, Alejandro Escovedo, Butch Hancock,..."

April 13, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: 35 Years of Chronicle Music Covers
We wade through the roughly 300 issues stamped with the mug of a musician
"...Papa Mali & Bill Kreutzmann (11/26/10)..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Danny Barnes Works Harder
Seminal ex-Austinite talks banjo, minimalism, and experimentation
"...itself, the more I’m attracted to the concept of minimalism. There’s so much data in the world that I..."

May 5, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Speaking of the Dead
To mark the Grateful Dead's final performances this weekend, a look back on the band's local history
" Bill Kreutzmann joined forces with then-local guitarist Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne, Reed Mathis of Tea Leaf Green on..."

July 3, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Sunshine Daydreams in the Dark
Grateful Dead and Eric Clapton light up the silver screen
"...Jerry Fest at Threadgill’s World Headquarters, with Deadeye and Papa Mali...."

Aug. 1, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

You thought SXSW was the spring festival end-all/be-all? You thought wrong.
"...Festival offering a whole day of Cajun-spiced acts like Papa Mali between alligator wrestling demonstrations. The fests don't rest..."

April 5, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

April Showers
Turning expectations into gratitude, part 47
"...the Killer Bees, Michael J. Smith, Los Super 7, Papa Mali, and Rick Trevino to name a very few...."

April 17, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Ruthie Foster
"...Tharpe and spotlighting her band of gypsy players including Papa Mali and the mighty bottom line of drummer Samantha..."

July 1, 2011 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Throwing the first stone for the Chronicle Music Poll
"...another culture." House of Songs showcases Benjamin Aggerbaek and Amalie Riis at Flipnotics on Thursday, Jan. 13. Running the..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Vinyl Ashes
A gray vinyl 7-inch with your exit songs?
"...Plus, for me, it's the perfect afterlife song. Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne (7 Walkers)..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

7 Walkers
"...a late-night jam session between local blues shaman Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne and Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann blossomed..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

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