"Morning 40 Federation lets its freak flag fly fantastically on Ticonderoga...New Orleans 's irreverent musical tradition will outlive Katrina just fine."
-- John Zeiss, Prefix Magazine " Ticonderoga are lean and low-slung.As crudely funny as it is musically tight.
-- Jon Parales, New York Times "Ticonderoga is a party album with an edge."
-- Evelyn McDonnell Miami Herald
"These Ninth Ward convivalists have finally made a recording that captures some of their bacchanalian madness of their live performances.
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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). 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.
The Morning 40 Federation performed a reunion show on October 31, 2009, at the Voodoo Experience music festival, and they also played another reunion show over JazzFest weekend at One Eyed Jacks on April 24, 2010.
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. They played another show on October 26, 2012 at One Eyed Jacks.