Morning 40 Federation

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Morning 40 Federation
Origin New Orleans
Years active 1998–2009
Labels M80, Bloodshot
Associated acts The New Orleans Hellhounds, The Happy Talk Band, R.Scully
Members Josh Cohen, Ryan Scully, Bailey Smith, Steve Calandra, Mike Andrepont, Dick Hukill

Morning 40 Federation is a jazz, funk and rock band from the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. The band began in 1998 and cites influences of King Oliver, Tom Waits and Jon Spencer. The Morning 40 Federation disbanded after their last show at One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse Street in New Orleans (2/20/2009).[1][2] They have also recorded as The New Orleans Hellhounds with Andre Williams. Can You Deal With It? has a release date of July 29, 2008.[3]

The Morning 40 Federation performed a reunion show on October 31, 2009, at the Voodoo Experience music festival,[4] and they also played another reunion show over JazzFest weekend at One Eyed Jacks on April 24, 2010.[5]

Morning 40 Federation does not appear to be recording new music, but they played several shows during 2010 and 2011 in New Orleans, including shows at One Eyed Jacks on December 31, 2010, March 6, 2011, and April 30, 2011. They also played shows at d.b.a on May 20, 2010, and again on October 31, 2010.

In 2012, they performed at the Krewe du Vieux Doo, on Sunday, February 4 after Walter "Wolfman" Washington's Afunkalypse at Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Press Street.[6] They played another show on October 26, 2012 at One Eyed Jacks.

Morning 40 Federation played again at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans on February 8, 2013 with the Gnarltones. They played two new songs at this show.

Band members[edit]

  • Josh Cohen
  • Ryan Scully
  • Bailey Smith
  • Steve Calandra
  • Mike Andrepont
  • Rick Hukill


  • "You My Brother" (2000)
  • "Trick Nasty" (2002)
  • Morning 40 Federation (2004)
  • Ticonderoga (2007)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Morning 40 Federation Patrick Schabe,, August 3, 2004, Retrieved July 24, 2008
  2. ^ Playlist Jon Parales, New York Times, June 25, 2006, Retrieved July 24, 2008
  3. ^ Music Recommended Alison Fendertock, Gambit Weekly, June 17, 2008, Retrieved July 24, 2008
  4. ^ Voodoo Experience
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