Dr Klaw was born in Nawlins a few years ago when New York funk musicians Adam Deitch ( John Scofield, AWB), Nigel Hall(Warren Haynes band) and Eric Krasno of Soulive (all members of Lettuce )were visiting Nawlins Jazz fest for some gigs. Guitarist Ian Neville, son of organist and vocalist Art Neville of the legendary Meters, suggested they do some small late night gigs around town with his fellow Dumpstaphunk compatriot, the incredible Nick Daniels. Upon witnessing Nick "Dr Klaw" Daniels otherwordly, gospel influenced vocal skills and funk bass mastery, Nigel, Kraz, Deitch, and Neville knew that this group needed to be heard!
Hearing Nigel and Nicks amazing vocal styles together over a bed of swampy N.O. funk with a taste of NY soul, are the main ingredients that make Dr Klaw one of the premier PURE funk and soul acts out today. The Klaw has become a major part of the Royal Family lineups at jazz fest, Bear Creek festival and Jam Cruise. Dr Klaw is hard at work making their debut album for Royal Family Records to be released at Bear Creek festival 2011. With Nigel on the B3 organ and clavinet as well as vocals, Deitch throwin down tasty breakbeats, Kraz and Neville fitting funk guitar lines together like intricate puzzles and Nicks powerhouse vocals and bass stylings, Dr Klaw is like the aural equivalent of a fully dressed oyster Po boy sandwich with spicy cajun mustard/remoulade sauce, and it sure tastes good.