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Joe Krown
Joe Krown is a resident and is based out of the city of New Orleans. He is a New Orleans styled piano and Hammond B-3 player. He has been nominated twice and won a New Orleans Big Easy Award in the Blues category in April 2001. His blues trio, Sansone, Krown & Fohl won a 2004 Big Easy Award.
 
Joe held the keyboard chair with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown & Gate’s Express from 1992 until Gatemouth's passing in the fall of 2005. In 1995, Gatemouth and the Gate's Express including Joe on keyboards, did a 62 date world tour as the opening act for Eric Clapton. The band, Gate’s Express won an Offbeat 2004 Best Band in the Blues Category. Joe is also featured in Gatemouth's band on Carlos Santana's Carlos Santana Presents Blues At Montreux 2004 (2006) DVD.
 
From September 1996 to June 2001, he held the Traditional Piano Night slot at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. Joe followed that strong tradition with his debut solo release Just the Piano...Just the Blues (1998) and the follow-up CD, New Orleans Piano Rolls (2003). Joe has been a headline performer at WWOZ's Piano Night during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival every year since 1997. In November 2003, Joe made his European debut as a solo piano performer playing a 5 night club tour in Germany.
 
His band, the Joe Krown Organ Combo (New Orleans, LA) was formed in 1999. The Joe Krown Organ Combo made its European debut in November 2001 at the Ingolstadt Jazztage/Germany and makes regular appearances at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Ottawa Blues Fest. The Joe Krown Organ Combo has appeared at such noted nightclubs as the Boom Boom Room in San Fransisco, CA and Tobacco Road in NYC. The Joe Krown Organ Combo performs every week at one of the many New Orleans nightclubs.
 
In June 2000, Joe started playing around New Orleans with Jumpin' Johnny Sansone (harmonica, vocals) and John Fohl (acoustic guitar and vocals) in an acoustic delta blues trio featuring Joe on piano. Sansone, Krown & Fohl made their New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival debut in May 2001 and has also performed at "Rivers Festival" in Columbia South Carolina.
 
In March 2003, Joe took his band up to the world famous Rock & Bowl for the Wednesday night swing dance night. In the fall of 2007, Joe was invited to be a feature artist in the Solid Blues Tour. The tour was a 38 U.S. city tour in October and November 2007 and it featured Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, the North Mississippi All-Stars and Joe. Joe performed a 20 minute solo piano set. In the spring of 2007, Joe started playing every sunday night with Walter Wolfman Washington (guitar & vocals) and Russell Batiste Jr. (drums). It features Joe playing Hammond B-3 organ where Joe plays all the bass parts on the organ.
 
Joe has performed with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Johnny Adams, Marcia Ball, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, New Orleans Juice, Theresa Anderson, C.J. Chenier, Irene Sage, and Marva Wright. Joe has held the keyboard chair for Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown since 1992. As the keyboard player in Gatemouth's band and as an artist, Joe has shared the stage with superstars like Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Kim Wilson, Ike Turner, Jimmy McGriff, Melvin Sparks, George Porter Jr., Buddy Guy, Niles Rodgers, Shemekia Copeland, Paul Shaffer (David Letterman Show), Lenny Picket (Tower of Power, SNL band), Sonny Landreth, Dr. John, Albert Collins, Joe Sample, Irma Thomas, Kenny Neal, Frankie Ford, and many others. During the 2005 New Orleans Jazz Fest , the Joe Krown Organ Combo hosted an all-star New Orleans Organ Summit for the city of New Orleans' Mo Fest.
contact: info@joekrown.com
homepage: www.joekrown.com
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Discography
The Man
Verve 314523761-2
recorded February 1994 in Maurice, LA/USA and March 1994 in New Orleans, LA/USA
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, guitar, violin, viola, vocal
Tommy Moran, guitar
Ron Harris, guitar
Luther Wamble, guitar
Terry Townson, trumpet, flute
Steve Howard, trumpet, flute
Bobby Campo, trumpet, flute
Dennis Taylor, tenor sax
Jon Smith, tenor sax
Peter McEachern, trombone
Chris Belleau, trombone
Eric Demmer, alto sax
Bill Samuel, baritone sax
Joe Krown, piano, organ
Jo-El Sonnier, accordion
Harold Floyd, bass
David Peters, drums
Gate Swings
Verve 314537617-2
recorded November 1996 in New Orleans, LA/USA
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, guitar, vocals
Joe Krown, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Eric Demmer, alto sax
Rick Trolsen, trombone
Eric Traub, tenor sax
Bobby Campo, trumpet
Tony Dagradi, tenor sax
Harold Floyd, bass
David Peters, drums
Big Band
Buckle Up
Louisiana Music Factory
recorded 2000 in USA
Joe Krown, Hammond B-3 organ
John Fohl, guitar
George Porter Junior, bass
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, guitar
Eric Traub, sax
Herman Ernest, drums
Livin' Large
Louisiana Music Factory
recorded 2005 in USA
Joe Krown, Hammond B-3 organ
Brint Anderson, guitar
Brent Rose, tenor sax, percussion
Jim Markway, bass
Mike Barras, drums
Brian Cayolie, tenor sax, baritone sax
Bob Sunda, bass
Sam Hotchkiss, guitar
Mike Mayeaux, bass
Joe Krown - Live At The Maple Leaf
Louisiana Music Factory
recorded June 2008 at Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans, LA/USA
Joe Krown, Hammond B-3 organ
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, guitar, vocals
Russell Batiste jr, drums, vocals
Triple Threat
Louisiana Music Factory
recorded August 2010 in USA
Joe Krown, Hammond B-3 organ
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, guitar, vocals
Russell Batiste jr, drums, vocals
South Louisiana Blues
Frank Roszak GR 102

Smoky Greenwell, harmonica, tenor sax, vocals
Jack Kolb, guitar
Joe Krown, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Johnny Neel, Hammond B-3 organ
David Hyde, bass
Doug Belote, drums
Willie Pankar, drums
Pete Bradish, drums

 
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