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The band featuring members of Lettuce, Soulive and Dumpstaphunk played a pair of rare gigs in the Northeast this week.
Can it get any funkier than a show that features Soulive, Lettuce, Dr. Klaw, George Porter Jr. AND Maceo Parker?
About Dr. Klaw
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.
Phish highlighted their Friday night headlining set at Bonnaroo with a healthy dose of cosmic disco, while leaning in on a number of their most well-known jam vehicles.
After a multi-year hiatus, Gov’t Mule made their Mountain Jam return count on Friday night at Bethel Woods in Bethel, New York.
Dead & Company fit their debut version of “To Lay Me Down” into the setlist on Friday night in Chicago at Wrigley Field.
Listen to Don Was sit-in with Tedeschi Trucks Band during their concert in Tokyo.
- The JamBase Podcast Episode 39: Yonder Mountain String Band's Adam Aijala & North Mississippi Allstars' Luther Dickinson
The latest episode of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Setlist” with Yonder Mountain String Band guitarist Adam Aijala, “Musical Mentors” with Luther Dickinson of The North Mississippi Allstars as well as “The Rundown” of recent news stories and is sponsored by Passion House Coffee and nugs.net.