Soulive’s Eric Krasno has released his first solo album on his Royal Family Records. Reminisce was recorded in Brooklyn, NY and at Soulive drummer Alan Evan’s PlayOnBrother studios in Western Massachusetts. In addition to the guitarist, the album features longtime collaborators Adam Deitch (drums), Nigel Hall (bass, keyboards, vocals) and Ryan Zoidis (saxophone). Soulive’s Neal and Alan Evans also contributed to the projects.
“ Reminisce is a collection of tunes I recorded over the last few years,” says Krasno in a statement. “I called it Reminisce because I felt like the record represented many different eras and styles of music and guitar playing that influenced me growing up. From covers like ‘Manic Depression’ to originals like ‘76’, the record is a nod to those greats that came before me while adding our flavor to the music”
Krasno will support the album on a tour with his band Chapter 2: Hall, Deitch and bassist Louis Cato. The guitarist is currently in New Orleans where he played with Deitch, Marco Benevento, Robert Walter and Skerik at the Blue Nile Sunday as part of Worship My Organ. He also played House of Blues’ WWOZ Piano Night and Tipitina’s Uptown’s Instruments A-Comin’ benefit.
ERIC KRASNO & CHAPTER 2 TOURDATES
April 28 New Orleans, LA Maison—CD Release Party (Eric Kranso & Friends ft Adam Deitch, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge and Nigel Hall)
April 29 New Orleans, LA—House of Blues with Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
June 10 New York, NY—Sullivan Hall
July 15 New York, NY—Rocks Off Boat Cruise
July 16 Boston, MA—Rock On! Convert Cruise
July 22 Floyd, VA—Floyd Fest
August 8-9 Telluride, CO—Telluride Jazz Festival