Noon30: Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, Jr.
Born out of a weekly residency at uptown New Orleans’ famed Maple Leaf Bar, the Joe Krown Trio features three of the Crescent City’s most revered musicians in playing rhythm and blues with a funky feeling. Hammond B-3 specialist Joe Krown worked for 15 years as keyboardist for Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. Walter “Wolfman” Washington’s searing and soulful guitar and vocals have been a distinct part of the New Orleans musical hybrid of R&B, funk and the blues since the 1970s. Drummer Russell Batiste, Jr.’s previous SMF appearances with Porter/Batiste/Stoltz, the successor band to the Funky Meters, displayed his incredible rhythmic abilities, which have been sought after by Harry Connick, Jr., Maceo Parker, Champion Jack Dupree and Oteil Burbridge. “(The Joe Krown Trio is) ... a killer collaboration between three of New Orleans’ greatest players!” –Offbeat