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Watch high quality video footage of Roosevelt Collier and Billy Iuso leading an ensemble through a set of Grateful Dead-inspired music in Boca Raton, Florida.
Check out Adam McCullough’s photos from Saturday as well as video of Anders Osborne’s “Down By The River” with Ivan Neville & Billy Iuso.
Watch the 47th installment in our covers project honoring the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary.
The Meters bassist, Billy Iuso and Ron Holloway sat in with Pink Talking Fish in Boca Raton on Thursday night.
Anders Osborne, Bill Kreutzmann, Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett, Billy Iuso and special guests will come together for a pair of Dead Feat shows.
Dead Feat, featuring Anders Osborne, Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett, Billy Iuso and Bill Kreutzmann to make return in New Orleans.
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About Billy Iuso
“Don’t miss the opportunity to be inspired” is Billy Iuso’s mission. His musicianship and abilities have a certain polish and maturity that only a self-taught guitar player can posses. Three decades after honing his skills, he is widely known for his funk-driven jam sound with Brides of Jesus and The Restless Natives.
Billy was influenced by great music which prompted him to form his first band at the age of 17. The experience provided a working stage for him to hone is skills of both covers and original works.
Iuso formed the Brides of Jesus in the early nineties and the band gained much notoriety and success in the jam band scene. They played opening week at Club Wetlands NYC, the first club dedicated to the Jam Band scene, alongside artists such as Blues Traveler and Spin Doctors. Brides of Jesus opened for major acts such as the Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic and George Clinton. The band toured and performed together for a decade, with three major album releases, and throughout the lively touring schedule Billy became familiar with the band The Meters, who introduced him to his current home in New Orleans where he has lived since 1996.
Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives formed in New Orleans in 2002 . They perform an eclectic mix of original songs and covers and are continually one of the city’s top jam/funk bands performing at many festivals and clubs in New Orleans and across the United States.
Recently, Iuso has kept a very busy schedule touring and playing guitar with The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians and Anders Osborne’s Band, along with The Restless Natives.
In the past five years Billy as been an artist at large on many festivals. He is a part of Grateful Feat which includes Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett(Little Feat). G.A.B.E (George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso, Eric Bolivar)
This past January he played Gov’t Mules Island Exodus IV in Negril, Jamaica.. He has had the honor of sitting in with Steel Pulse, Warren Haynes, The Funky Meters, Dumpstaphunk and many more.
Iuso is frequently part of New Orleans cultural events such as French Quarter Fest and JazzFest, many benefit concerts and other live events. In August of 2011, Offbeat Magazine said: “In an era of music when imitation is as important as innovation, Billy Iuso shows his ability to do both while maintaining a sound that has developed a solid identity within New Orleans music.”
ALO will start 2020 with their annual Tour D’Amour and the release of new EP ‘Creatures, Vol. 2: Weave,’ which includes lead single “Baby Blind Spot.”
The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson teamed up for acoustic performances and an interview during a recent visit to KCRW’s ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic.’
The latest installment of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ features Kelsey Waldon talking “Musical Mentors” and Ben Morrison sitting for a “Quit My Day Job” segment after “The Rundown” of recent news stories.
The Wood Brothers shared “Cry Over Nothing,” a track featured on their forthcoming studio album ‘Kingdom In My Mind.’
‘GarciaLive Volume 12’ features a Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders performance from January 23, 1973 at the Boarding House in San Francisco.