Joe Krown with Marcia Ball & the Crescent City Keys band
Saturday, April 7, 2018 — 8:00 pm
Doors, dinner & drinks start at 7. 21+
JOE KROWN is a New Orleans styled piano / B-3 player who has played the New Orleans Jazzfest & French Quarter Festival every year for almost 20 years. He has won 3 New Orleans Big Easy Award in the Blues category solo, with trio Johnny Sansone & John Fohl plus current All-Star trio Walter Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste Jr also Offbeat Award for Best R&B/Funk Album. In 2014, he was honored with a Piano Legacy Award, presented by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra as a «Master of Piano». He is currently touring the world as the organ/piano player for the multi-award-winning, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. See all his older history at joekrown.com.
After the passing of the legendary Allen Toussaint in 2015, Joe was selected to fill the maestro's chair leading Toussaint's band backing Bonnie Rait, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Cyril Neville and more at the 2016 New Orleans JazzFest, Hollywood Bowl, Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center and more.
Joe was featured in an episode of the HBO drama Treme playing himself in episode 4, and one of Joe's songs is used in episode 2. Joe can also be seen in episodes of the TNT series Memphis Beat and the Deniro/Stallone movie Grudge Match (2013).
In 2017 he was a headline performer for the 29th annual WWOZ Piano Night at the New Orleans House of Blues PLUS then selected to be the producer for the event. As producer, Joe put together a great show featuring 10 of the best local New Orleans piano players
The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse RnB party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, soulful ballads, and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans worldwide.
Her new CD mixes Gulf Coast blues, New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping, Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a unique musical gumbo she has been perfecting over the course of her legendary career. Featuring her stellar, road-tested touring band, with help from friends Delbert McClinton,Terrance Simien and production by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi), The title track The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the traveling carnival only she could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. With raucous horns punctuating Ball's legendary piano pounding and emotional, melodic vocals, it kicks off a CD of 11 dazzling originals and 1 stirring cover. Her songs paint vibrant musical pictures, richly detailed with characters, flavors, and scenes straight out of Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf Coast
In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. She's received a total of six Living Blues Awards and nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations). She's received five Grammy Award nominations, including for four of her five previous albums.
Thought-provoking, danceable and fun.