The Eric Krasno Band perform their song. "Never Know" at the Underground Recording Studio for El Ganzo Sessions.
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.
Big thanks to Paste Magazine for having us by the office to perform a few songs. You can check out our Facebook live session below.
The Eric Krasno Band is heading back on the road next week for our Winter Tour with our good friends, The Marcus King Band. Eric and Marcus King check in from the beaches of Jamaica to give a little taste of what's to come.
Jan 24 // Portland House of Music in Portland, ME | Tickets
Jan 25 // Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA | Tickets
Jan 26 // Nectar's in Burlington, VT | Tickets
Jan 27 // The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT | Tickets
Jan 28 // Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY | Tickets
Jan 29 // The Hamilton in Washington, DC Tickets
Jan 31 // The Pour House in Charleston, SC | Tickets
Feb 01 // New Mountain in Asheville, NC | Tickets
Feb 02 // The Broadberry in Richmond, VA | Tickets
Feb 03 // Shaka’s Live in Virginia Beach, VA | Tickets
Brand new track I wrote & recorded with Griz & Basstracks out now 🔥
Eric Krasno has been a prolific musician over the past 20 years, co-founding both Soulive and Lettuce, while playing, producing and songwriting for a host of the music world’s leading lights, such as Tedeschi Trucks, Talib Kweli, Norah Jones and more. Stepping out on his own has allowed the virtuosic guitar master to quite literally find his own voice as he takes the mic for the first time revealing an affecting, gentle, bluesy soul man. On his latest single, “Jezebel”, Krasno lays out a mellow soul/blues vibe with some slinky, masterful guitar playing and a tale of love gone wrong.
Krasno says, “‘Jezebel’ was one of the first songs we recorded for this record. It’s kind of an updated twist on the ‘60s sound. So when it came to the video, it had to match that vibe. I think our director Jay Sansone and his crew did a great job setting the right mood visually. He was able to combine hi-def slow motion imagery with vintage tones that fit the song perfectly.”
Here's the new video for "On The Rise" - the second single off Blood From A Stone. Curtis Peel did an amazing job on the animation. Hope you all enjoy it.
You can get this track (as well as the first single) instantly when you pre-order the new record. Check out the Pledge Music page for an exclusive t-shirt, signed vinyl, test pressings, art proofs and more. Album drops July 8 on Feel Music.
Soulive and Lettuce co-founder and guitarist, Grammy winner, and producer for just about everyone (he's worked with Talib Kweli, Norah Jones and 50 Cent, to name a few): Eric Krasno has an impressive CV for someone who's only releasing his second solo album two decades into his career.
The experienced Krasno crafted the bulk of upcoming album Blood From a Stone in a handful of days alongside Rustic Overtones' Dave Gutter. "We didn't realize we were actually making the record, so there was no pressure, and that let us experiment in really cool ways," Krasno explained. "There's a lot of rawness to the recordings, and that really bled into the performances and my vocal delivery."
Blood From a Stone and lead single "Waiting On Your Love" (premiering exclusively below) mark a change from Krasno's earlier funk-imbued style to a more structured blues and R&B-influenced sound. "Growing up, I listened to Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and the Grateful Dead, along with a lot of hip-hop," Krasno recalled. "When I linked up with Soulive, we played instrumental music, and that's the path I’ve mostly been on ever since. This record loops back to those initial bands and songs I loved, but with the added experience and influence of the past 20 years."
Krasno described "Waiting On Your Love" as "a song about moving on. Realizing you can’t wait any longer on something that isn’t there." Sonically, it's a mix of his varied influences. "It's blues, but psychedelic, and has a hip-hop feel at the same time. The hypnotic vibe is a good introduction for what’s to follow."
Krasno utilized the city of New Orleans and its resources for the single's music video, enlisting skilled local faves Mike Bertel, Alex Glustrom, and Ben McKay for the colorful clip. "For the initial shots in the video, we actually hopped a fence and snuck in to an old rundown factory building in New Orleans," Krasno said. "At one point I’m standing with my guitar on a rail at the top of a seven story building acting like everything was cool, but thinking ‘damn, I could fall deep into the abyss from here.'"
"Waiting On Your Love" marks Krasno's first single featuring his vocals. "It's something I didn’t know was there," Kresno said. "I would have been totally content just being a guitar player and writing songs for other people, but this inspiration just happened, and I'm really glad it did, because it's changed things. I didn't know I had this in me."