Marilee Eaves grew up in the elite world of Uptown New Orleans, a world of Mardi Gras parades and exclusive balls. She spent nearly five decades of her life struggling to be herself in the midst of the elitist Mardi Gras societies that ruled her home city. Finally, in her fifties and sixties, she expanded her perspective, started questioning assumptions about the way she’d grown up, and carved her own path. On this episode of Big Blend Radio, she discusses her life and book, “Singing Out Loud: A Memoir of an Ex-Mardi Gras Queen.”
Featured music is “Nola Rolls” by Jon Roniger.