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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.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros began a swing of tour dates in California on Wednesday night at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay in San Diego.
Jason Isbell revealed the openers for his upcoming run at The Ryman and series of solo acoustic shows with support from Kevin Morby.
Vida Blue featuring Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, funky Meters drummer Russell Batiste and Shakira guitarist Adam Zimmon kicked off a short run at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. and mixed classics, debuts and covers.
Dead & Company are offering live streams of all six upcoming Fall Fun Run concerts.