Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nov. 21: Joe Krown at Last Day Saloon

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Joe Krown may not be a household name in New Orleans music, but that hasn’t stopped the grapevine from buzzing about his upcoming appearance with two seasoned bayou players, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste Jr. Krown, a monster on the Hammond B-3 organ, was Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown’s keyboardist for 13 years, but it’s this trio that’s been giving him a name. His backing band represents both the old and the new out of the Crescent City. Washington, born in 1943, got his start on the road backing such singers as Lee Dorsey and Irma Thomas before founding his own band, while Batiste has laid down the beat for Allen Toussaint, the Funky Meters and Harry Connick Jr. With just three members, they make a thick sound. No one yearning for true Louisiana flavor should miss them on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Last Day Saloon. 120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 8:30pm. $15. 707.545.2343.Gabe Meline 
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