Big Chief in the booth

Kevin Goodman

Big Chief Kevin Goodman of the Mardi Gras Indians grew up hand-sewing costumes in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras Indians pay tribute to Native Americans who helped end slavery. Goodman, grateful for the kindess shown to him in Austin since arriving here after Hurrican Katrina, has reciprocated by sharing his unique craft in Texas, making costumes for Fat Tuesday and performing his music around the city.


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