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November 11, 2009 / alunatunes

Joe Krown Trio NOW!

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JOE CROWN TRIOLegends Converge in New Orleans based Joe Krown Trio
featuring Walter Wolfman Washington
and Russell Batiste

Skimming the bios of New Orlean’s Joe Krown Trio is a trip down a virtual Who‘s Who of music giants. Among the collective lists of achievements and awards of band members are peppered the names of those they’ve played with; Ray Charles, Little Richard, David Batiste and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown are only a few of the legends with whom Joe Krown Trio has shared the musical stage.

The illustrious players comprising Joe Krown Trio give a solid nod to predecessors, but consistantly fuse history with their own unique, funky, soul driven, R&B drenched jam that jumps off the stage like a living history lesson.

Hammond B-3 guru and bandleader Joe Krown spent fifteen years as Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown’s sideman. An award winning player, Krown has performed around the world, sharing the stage with icons like Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite and the North Mississippi Allstars. Krown toured as a support act for Eric Clapton and numerous best selling records feature his name and astounding organ prowess.

For nearly 30 years,Walter “Wolfman” Washington has played with his band, The Roadmasters, touring every major music festival in the US and in Europe. As a teenager, Washington played guitar with Lee Dorsey who was touring in support of his smash hits, “Ride Your Pony” and “Working in a Coalmine.” In the mid 80’s, Washington started recording and releasing music with Rounder Records. Ever an innovator, Washington is known for his growling vocals and stunning guitar work and is a respected, revered and internationally known performer.

As a member of one of N’awlins legendary musical families, Russell Batiste Jr. knows his way around a sound stage. He’s played multiple instruments, and has been at the drum kit since the age of four. One of Russell’s earliest memories is sitting on Jackie Wilson’s knee listening to him sing “Lonely Teardrops”at a jam session hosted by his dad, David Batiste. Russell joined the Funky Meters in 1989. For five years, Batiste was the drummer for Vidal Blue featuring bassist Oteal Burbridge (Allman Brothers) and Page McConnell (Phish). Batiste recorded with Mike Gordon (Phish) and Eric Krasno from Soulive. Russell has also performed with Harry Connick Jr., Champion Jack DuPree, Robbie Robertson, and Maceo Parker.


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