Questlove Confirmed For Eric Krasno’s NYC Residency With Robert Randolph & Cory Henry
Tonight, Eric Krasno will kick off his three-night, six-show residency at New York City’s iconic The Blue Note. Under the banner Eric Krasno & Friends, the beloved Soulive and Lettuce guitarist has tapped a number of other high-profile musicians to join him for these performances. As the “house band,” Krasno will reconvene his long-dormant former outfit, Chapter 2, comprised of Nigel Hall (Lettuce) on the keys as well drummer Louis Cato (Jon Batiste and Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and bassist Chris Loftlin (Brian McKnight).However, while this lineup as a standalone is exciting, Krasno & Friends will also be joined during the performances by three very special guests: Cory Henry, Questlove, and Robert Randolph. Organist Cory Henry—who is well-known for his fruitful solo career, work with Snarky Puppy, and former tours with Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, P. Diddy, and others—will be the special guest tonight (3/19). Tomorrow night (3/20), Questlove and “more special guests” will join Kraz & Friends. Questlove is best known for his work as a drummer and joint frontman for the classic hip-hop group, The Roots, currently the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Finally, on Wednesday (3/21), Robert Randolph will join the fun. The Grammy-nominated pedal steel guitarist has performed with the likes of Phil Lesh, Eric Clapton, Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, and many more, in addition to touring regularly with his own Robert Randolph & The Family Band.With such an all-star lineup, it’s clear that Eric Krasno & Friends’ run at The Blue Note will be one of the can’t-miss events of the season. Tickets for all six performances can be found here. Shows will take place at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on March 19th, 20th, and 21st.