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Published: 2012/05/02

ALO Covers The Band, Members of Little Feat and the Dead Collaborate at the Republic

As previously reported, New Orleans’ Republic hosted a long night of music on Friday as part of JazzFest. The night also served as the first annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series’ inaugural event.

Marco Benevento Trio opened the night and then several noted musicians participated in a jam session. When all was said in done, the super jam brought together Anders Osborne, Little Feat’s Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett, guitarist Billy Iusso, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and Bonerama drummer Eric Bolivar. One highlight merged the music of Little Feat and the Dead when “Dixie Chicken” segued into “Tennessee Jed.”

ALO then took the stage at around 2:45 AM Saturday morning. The quartet offered a loose, jam-heavy set that stretched until 5 AM. Partway through the night, the group—which features a singing drummer and has also functioned as something of a revolving band backing different artists over the years like The Band—covered The Band’s “Ophelia.” A ukulele-colored version of “Storms And Hurricanes” closed the night. ALO will perform at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl on May 9.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Stickler May 2, 2012, 15:07:06

ALO features a singing keyboard player and has had the same lineup for 10 years now. Nice reporting… May 2, 2012, 15:17:43

Stickler, while we’ve unfortunately made our share of typos and factual mistakes over the years, ALO drummer is indeed Dave Brogan is one of the band’s singers (along with the great Zach Gill of course) and the band—collectively and as individuals have backed a variety of singers/musicians. The point was to show similarities to The Band who had a number of singers (including one fine drummer) and who backed over musicians in addition to writing their own songs.

Stickler May 2, 2012, 15:27:55

Don’t worry, you’re still better than JamBase

J May 2, 2012, 21:03:16

Stickler, they said “features a singing drummer” not, “the lead singer is the drummer”

mulebyrd May 2, 2012, 21:40:50

this is a fav show for me < ty jambands < still better than …

brian May 3, 2012, 08:10:08

yeah, that is NOT misreported. It didn’t say the band lineup changed — it said they served as a backing band for different groups.
Glad I’m not a journalist anymore, where even reporting the right info can get you an earful, everyone else is always right and you are always wrong.

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