Joe Krown, by The Virginiabluesman

Posted on 3/26/2010 by Virginiabluesman

(Washington DC) I recently had the opportunity to discover the sounds of Joe Krown. Based out of the city of New Orleans, Joe is a New Orleans styled piano and Hammond B-3 player. Joe is backed by Russell Batiste Jr on drums and Walter "Wolfman" Washington on guitar and vocals.

Joe has played keyboards on four of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's CD's , and toured with him from 1992 thru 2005 when the legendary Gatemouth passed away, and has played piano and organ in live shows with one of my personal Blues favorites, Marcia Ball.

Joe Krown

Joe's band is jam packed with talent. Besides the great piano/organ skills of Joe Krown, there is Walter "Wolfman" Washington, a legend in the New Orleans music scene. This man can flat out sing and play the Blues with the best of them, and his searing guitar solos and vocal style is a show in itself. It is no wonder that The Joe Krown Trio is enjoying so much success with this star studded band of musicians.

Great guitar solos/vocals, etc have been cut down by drummers who just dont keep the beat, play too loud , don't have a feel for the music, or simply don't belong with that class of musician. This is NOT a problem in this band however. Russell Batiste Jr is a more than capable drummer, and not only keeps up nicely with Joe and Walter, but actually enhances their musical abilities.

Joe Krown with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

I have had a chance to view many of Joe Krown's videos on YouTube, and have heard samplings of his music , and feel very comfortable recommending this band to my readers. The band has a live CD out titled, Live At The Maple Leaf, a music performance venue in New Orleans, Louisiana. This CD features the great musical styles of Joe , Russell and Walter  together, and I have found myself listening to the live tunes over and over. I have not had the opportunity to see The Joe Krown Trio live, but this CD will do me good till they get to a blues venue in my area.

For more information about Joe Krown and his band, go to

Final bow with Gatemouth Brown & Gate's Express after Gate's final Jazz Fest performance--4/28/05

Tour Schedule

3/30 New Orleans, LA Dos Jefes (solo) 10PM

4/10 New Orleans, LA Private

4/11 New Orleans, LA French Quarter Festival (trio)

4/23 New Orleans, LA Jazz & Heritage Festival (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste)

4/24 New Orleans, LA Twelve Bar (w/B. Anderson & M. Barras) 9:30 to 10:45PM

4/25 New Orleans, LA Ralph's on the Park (solo) 11:30AM to 2:30PM

4/25 New Orleans, LA Maple Leaf (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste) 10:00PM to 12AM

4/26 New Orleans, LA House of Blues--Piano Night (solo)

4/27 New Orleans, LA Private 6-8PM

4/28 New Orleans, LA Snug Harbor (solo w/Marcia Ball & Tom McDermott)

4/30 New Orleans, LA DBA (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste) 9PM to 11PM

5/2 New Orleans, LA Maple Leaf (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste) 10:00PM to 12AM

5/7 Alexandria, LA Spirit's (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste)

5/21 Pensacola, FL Vinyl (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste)

5/22 New Orleans, LA Private

6/5 New Orleans, LA Private

6/19 Rochester, NY Rochester Int'l Jazz Fest (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste)

7/10 New Orleans, LA Private 7:30--10:30PM

7/24 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste)

7/25 Lake Harmony,NY Poconos Blues Fest (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste)

10/17 New Orleans, LA Crescent City Blues Fest (w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste)

Weekly Performances:

Sunday Brunch at: Ralph's on the Park (solo piano) 11:30AM--2:30PM

Every Sunday at: Maple Leaf Bar (w/Walter Washington & Russell Batiste)10PM Free Crawfish w/Admission

Every Friday at: Le Bon Temps Roule (solo) 7--9:30PM Free Oysters Free Admission

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