L4LM is proud to present KRAW?! The Crawfest Afterparty, kicking off immediately after the famous Tulane Crawfest on April 18th in New Orleans. For one night only, The Willow will be hosting an all-star ensemble of jazz/funk legends, bringing together members of Lettuce, Gramatik, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Dumpstaphunk, Rebelution, and more!It all starts with CakeWalk, opening up the show with nine-pieces of groovy funk glory. One of the best newer acts to come out of NOLA, be sure to keep your eyes on these guys.After CakeWalk, the main act is a glorious ensemble that includes Nigel Hall, Eric Benny Bloom, Andrew Block, Big Sam, Eric Vogel, Alvin Ford Jr., Ian Neville, Khris Royal, and Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph. That’s a whole lot of talent for one sentence!Nigel Hall’s Top 10 Keyboardists Of All TimeHall and Bloom are familiar faces to anyone who’s seen Lettuce, as Bloom provides some Shady Horn prowess and Hall rocks the keys and vocals. Bring in R&B/Soul guitarist Andrew Block, who is currently a member of Gramatik’s touring band, and things are cooking.Big Sam and Eric Vogel of Big Sam’s Funky Nation will be joining in as well, with the charismatic bandleader Big Sam bringing out some hefty trombone and Vogel laying down some thick bass lines.We’re also bringing two members of the acclaimed Dumpstaphunk into the mix, Ian Neville and Alvin Ford Jr. behind the kit. This is a group of musicians that frequently collaborates, so expect tight funky tunes throughout the night.Khris Royal will also be on hand for the festivities. A NOLA native who oozes funk with his saxophone tones, he’s most notably a member of the reggae band Rebelution. And joining the band on vocals is the powerful Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, adding some dynamite to this awesome crew.For tickets and more information, head to the Eventbrite page! The KRAW?! Crawfest Afterparty takes place on April 18th at the Willow, with doors opening at 8PM and the show starting at 9 PM.KRAW?! Crawfest Afterparty9pm: CakeWalk10pm: Headliner:Nigel Hall (Lettuce)Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce, Pretty Lights Band)Andrew Block (Gramatik)Big Sam (Big Sam’s Funky Nation)Eric Vogel (Big Sam’s Funky Nation)Alvin Ford Jr. (Dumpstaphunk)Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk)Khris Royal (Rebelution, Khris Royal’s Dark Matter)Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph (Tank and the Bangas, American Idol XIV)Win (2) Tickets to KRAW?!
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