Busted On Bourbon: Iko Allstars – NOLA’s Dead Tribute

Busted On Bourbon: Iko Allstars – NOLA’s Dead Tribute

Billy Iuso, Reggie Scanlan (of the Radiators), John "Papa" Gros, Brian Stoltz, Eddie Christmas, CR Gruver, Michael Fouquier (of Gravity A), With Special Guests Johnny Vidacovich, Papa Mali + More TBA

Fri · February 23, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$10.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

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Reggie Scanlan (of the Radiators)
Reggie Scanlan (of the Radiators)
Reggie Scanlan is a bass guitar player and photographer from New Orleans, Louisiana and a founding member of swamp rock band, The Radiators.

In 1974, Scanlan got an opportunity to jam with legendary New Orleans pianist Professor Longhair (aka "Fess"). In 1977, Scanlan was invited to join Fess's band, and he toured with Fess until the end of the year, when most of the band was replaced. During that time Scanlan and guitarist Dave Malone were in a band called Road Apple. In January 1978 Ed Volker invited both men to jam with Camile Baudoin and Frank Bua, Jr. who were members with him in a band called The Rhapsodizers. The jam lasted for about 5 hours and at the end of the session The Radiators were born. Reggie's photography is the cover art for two of the Radiators albums, New Dark Ages and Bucket of Fish.
John "Papa" Gros
John "Papa" Gros
New Orleans native John “Papa” Gros (pronounced grow) has spent more than a quarter-century behind the piano championing the music of the Big Easy. He turns over a new leaf with his second solo album, River’s on Fire, which is set for release August 26th. It’s a record that mixes the sounds of rock & roll, funk and rootsy Americana into a genre-bending gumbo that carries on the tradition of New Orleans, both honoring its past and helping to shape its future.

Inspired by hometown hero and longtime colleague Allen Toussaint, who passed away while Gros was recording the album on the Vermilion bayou in southwest Louisiana, River’s on Fire is John’s first release since his former band, Papa Grows Funk, disbanded in 2013. The quintet held down a weekly residency for more than a dozen years at the famous Maple Leaf Bar in Uptown New Orleans, mixing the smooth sophistication of a jazz quintet with the wild, anything-goes spirit of Mardi Gras. Papa Grows Funk released six critically-acclaimed albums along the way, including Needle in the Groove, which was co-produced by Toussaint — with Gros leading the charge as the group’s front man, songwriter and organ player.
Brian Stoltz
CR Gruver
Venue Information:
Joy Theater
1200 Canal St
New Orleans, LA, 70112