Eric Krasno: Reminisce


Founding member and guitarist of beloved bands Soulive and Lettuce, Eric Krasno is taking his fifteen plus year career in a new direction with his first solo record, Reminisce (Royal Family Records).

Recorded in Brooklyn, NY and at Soulive drummer Alan Evan's PlayOnBrother studios in Western Massachusetts, the album features longtime collaborators Adam Deitch (drums) and Nigel Hall (bass, keys and vocals), as well as Royal Family artists Neal Evans, Ryan Zoidis and Alan Evans. Since forming Soulive in 1999, Krasno, organist Neal Evans, and drummer Alan Evans have toured the globe spanning small rock clubs to major festivals, in Africa, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and more. With twelve releases on Velour Recordings, Blue Note, Stax and their own Royal Family Records, and a resume that includes opening spots for the Rolling Stones and Dave Matthews Band, it's little wonder the group has developed a reputation as one of the most celebrated instrumental soul-funk trios in the world.

Known throughout jazz, funk, and hip-hop circles, Krasno has the opportunity to work with jazz icons Joshua Redman, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Chaka Khan as well as hip-hop visionaries 50-Cent, GZA and Talib Kweli. Now in his eleventh year performing with Soulive, the studio and record label owner, and sought after producer (Ledisi, Matisyahu, 50-Cent), has distilled years of musical experience and influence into a reverent homage to the greats: "Reminisce is a collection of tunes I recorded over the last few years," says Krasno. "I called it Reminisce because I felt like the record represented many different eras and styles of music and guitar playing that influenced me growing up. From covers like 'Manic Depression' to originals like '76,' the record is a nod to those greats that came before me while adding our flavor to the music." Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 will perform June 10 at New York City's Sullivan Hall with the Nigel Hall Band. This special night of music will benefit The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp. Tickets are $20 in advance at and $25 day of the show. Tickets are also available at the Sullivan Hall box office. $50 vip seating and a complimentary cocktail. Up to $30 of your ticket is tax deductible.

Founded by Paul Newman in 1988, The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp is where children with serious and life threatening illnesses can experience the joy of camp free of charge. Each summer from June to August over 1,000 children attend Camp. In addition, over 15,000 hospitalized children are served by the Camp's year round Outreach Program. Fans unable to attend the concert and wish to make a donation to Camp, please do so at

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[Published on: 5/25/10]

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