Eric Krasno Band will headline Meeting of the Minds 10 September 29 - October 1 in Schuylkill Haven, PA. The festival is a full weekend music & camping festival, featuring 28 musical acts on 3 stages, workshops, food & craft vendors, kids area & activities, late-night indoor jams, light shows, fire performances, parades, yoga, and much more. Tickets and information available at JibberJazz.com.
EKB is hitting the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA August 12 and we've got your hookup for a pair of passes to the festival. We'll be giving one lucky winner a pair of 4-Day GA Passes. How do you enter? Just fill out the form below and we'll pick one lucky winner at the end of the week.
This contest has ended. Congratulations to our winner, John L.
The Peach Music Festival daily lineup is here. Eric Krasno Band will perform Saturday, August 12 alongside Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, Umphrey's McGee, Galactic, The Marcus King Band and a special tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks. Passes are on sale now.
Earlier this year, the Eric Krasno Band contributed a track to a special Amazon Music playlist. Amazon assembled two new playlists original music for Valentine’s season--one for lovers (Love Me) and one for haters (Love Me Not). Krasno and company offered “'Love Is Strong” to the former playlist, which streamed exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. Today we premiere the official video for “Love Is Strong,” which Krasno explains, “was written with Dave Gutter during the Blood From A Stone album recording sessions. Once we started touring with Eric Krasno Band, I dug it up because I thought [backing vocalist] Mary Corso would really own it. And she hit it out of the park! It's now a staple in our live set.”
The Eric Krasno Band will be on tour over the months to come including stops at the Summer Camp, Strange Creek, Peach and Lockn’ festivals.
As we inch closer to the summer, more and more shows are being added to the mix for Phish‘s massive Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden. With a seemingly endless amount of late night shows and pre-parties already announced, today we are happy to announce a new late night show that pairs one of New York’s biggest musical heavy hitters with one of the city’s most talented up-and-coming performers. The Eric Krasno Band will perform a special late night concert at The Cutting Room on Friday, August 4th, and they will be joined by special guests the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band.
Krasno needs no introduction, as he has been essentially running NYC for years, making his name as a founding member of Soulive and Lettuce while developing himself into one of the most in-demand guitar players in the city. His solo band has been on the road for some time now, delivering material from his solo album Blood From a Stone alongside a few choice Grateful Dead covers that have allowed he and his band to stretch out into the improvisational space where he shines the brightest. Kraz recently built The Daze Between Band show during Jazz Fest, and is also known for his prowess as a bandleader as the musical director for several SuperJams at Bonnaroo and the PowWow at Okeechobee. At this point, Kraz is one of the best pound-for-pound talents in the game, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the table for this special late night performance.
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer should be no stranger, since, at this point, he has cemented himself as a rising star. Niederauer, still only 14 years old, was discovered by Butch Trucks, mentored by Col. Bruce Hampton, and has been cutting his teeth the past two years as one of the stars of the smash hit Broadway musical School of Rock. Niederauer and his band have been making the rounds as of late, hitting New York venues like American Beauty, The Iridium, The Blue Note, and a headline play at The Cutting room earlier this year.
Who: The Eric Krasno Band w/ The Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band
Where: The Cutting Room
When: Friday, August 4th, 2017
Doors: 11:30pm doors, show at 12:00am (technically early morning 8/5)
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show
via Memphis Flyer
Eric Krasno, the guitarist and founding member of Soulive and Lettuce, is bringing his new band to Minglewood Hall on April 26th supporting Gov’t Mule, and it may be a case of the opener alone being worth the price of admission.
Krasno made his name in the rock-and-roll business as a guitarist and producer, but Blood from a Stone, his first album as a singer and front man, makes a strong case that his place is behind a microphone. With Blood from a Stone, Krasno crafted an album that embraces the common ground between funk, soul, and the blues, and for good measure, he’s thrown in some cosmic gypsy-soul of the Van Morrison Astral Weeks variety.
Blood from a Stone has yielded some stellar singles so far, amalgamations of vital elements of soul, funk, and blues. On “Jezebel,” the drums’ syncopated shuffle, light on hi-hat hits, paired with a soul-style strumming pattern give the song a sultry, tropical feel that sets it apart from the regional blues styles more common in the Bluff City. This isn’t Beale Street blues or Delta blues. Though the song’s lyrics — with mentions of both heaven and hell and of the devil and the titular Jezebel — embrace blues themes of temptation and salvation, the Biblical language coupled with the desert imagery of Blood from a Stone and the recurring motifs of smoke, fire, and open eyes in the song’s music video call to mind visions of exotic locations and ancient mysticism.
As with “Jezebel,” the music video for “On the Rise” begins with a shot of an eye opening, set against a black background. The bass riff, pushed to the forefront, is a pulsing groove, propelling the song, and the funk and jazz influences from Lettuce and Soulive are suddenly glaringly obvious. Krasno pours his vocals over the track, a smooth stream of soulful melody, making it clear that this guitarist is equally comfortable behind a microphone.
Get to Minglewood early on Wednesday night for a taste of soul, funk, jazz, and six shades of the blues. Before Gov’t Mule tear the roof off with their Southern-fried rock, Krasno and his band are sure to bring the groove.
Gov’t Mule with Eric Krasno at Minglewood Hall, Wednesday, April 26th at 8 p.m. $30-35.
Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Eric Krasno's collaboration credits read like a who's who of the music industry over the past couple decades. Krasno's played guitar and composed for the Tedeschi Trucks Band, produced for 50 Cent, played guitar for Norah Jones and engineered for Matisyahu. He also cofounded the funk-jazz unit Lettuce and fusion ensemble Soulive. (I could go on.)
Suffice it to say that, somewhere in your music-listening life, you've probably heard something Krasno has touched as a producer or musician. But this might be the first time you're hearing his voice. Krasno made the leap to sing his own songs — for the first time — on his debut solo record, Blood From A Stone. So our first question was: What on earth took him so long to take the mic?