For both veterans and first-timers down at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, the “days between” (Monday through Thursday) can be equally exciting as the festival proper during the official weekends. With plenty of shows to choose from mid-week, including the 2nd annual NOLA Crawfish Festival with an all-star cast, fans get to see some of their favorite musicians collaborate with one another in various formats. One such show, dubbed the “Daze Between Band” (purchase tickets here) will feature Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno and Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge leading serious who’s-who of artists at One Eyed Jacks on Wednesday, May 3rd. And the lineup just keeps getting better and better.
The latest additions to the Daze Between Band include both Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth and The Motet singer extraordinaire Lyle Divinsky, joining a cast that includes drummer Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), keyboardist Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), and guitarist Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead). Opening this star-studded affair will be DJ Soul Sister, who will be spinning some classic grooves to get things started off on the right foot.
Kraz and Oteil have played together many times over the years, including jamming together at the most recent Fool’s Paradise festival down in St. Augustine, FL. Whenever the two come together, you know that some magic is going to be created. With a surrounding cast such as this one, the Daze Between Band is a can’t miss show. The band also expects a few surprise guests to join them throughout the evening.
For the full roundup of Live for Live Music Jazz Fest late nights, click here.