Eric Krasno—founding member of Soulive and Lettuce—will release his new solo album, Blood from a Stone, July 8.
Although Krasno is best known as a fiery lead guitarist, Blood from a Stone is the first recording to feature Krasno's own vocals. That said, the lone instrumental track on the collection is a collaboration with Krasno’s old friend and longtime collaborator, Derek Trucks.
"'Curse Lifter' is an homage to Santana, the Allman Brothers Band and some of the bands I grew up listening to," Krasno says. "I’ve always loved guitar harmonies when they’re done the right way. After we recorded the rhythm tracks and listened back, I knew it would be great to have Derek Trucks play on it. We recorded at his studio and just mic’d up two amps in the live room and went for it."
The release of Blood from a Stone comes at a particularly prolific time for Krasno. He's producing new records for Allen Stone, Aaron Neville and the London Souls; he also recently played to a packed house with Lettuce at Red Rocks in Colorado and joined Kamasi Washington and others as part of Bonnaroo’s SuperJam. His solo band will tour the U.S. throughout the remainder of summer and fall.