8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest
DEAD FEAT Anders Osborne, Melvin Seals, Wally Ingram and Paul Barrerre, Fred Tackett & Kenny Gradney of Little Feat
CEG and Nolafunk are excited to present the return of Dead Feat as part of the 8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest!
Dead Feat is a one-of-a-kind project formed in 2011, created to perform during the evenings and weekends of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This supergroup dives into the Grateful Dead and Little Feat repertoires as well as other cover songs and originals by the individual artists involved. 2019’s Dead Feat features New Orleans’ own Anders Osborne, original and long-time members of Little Feat, Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett, and Kenny Gradney, along with friends of the Grateful Dead family, Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), and Wally Ingram (Bobby & Phil). This will be Melvin Seals’ debut with Dead Feat!
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Fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuatedwith raw, inspired guitar.
Rich and glorious…Osborne possesses a voice that rises out of the darkness to the light of a soulful, tremulous wail. He is a consummate showman and shaman, bending successivemoments to suit his majestic purposes. Osborne seeks an epic quality to much of his music, crafting layer upon layer of hugely scaled soundscapes.…never lazily derivative…every slashing guitar figure, every cry of a lyric, seems to come from an authentic place.
--New Orleans Times-Picayune
Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” New Orleans' Gambit Weekly recently honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song Of The Year for his composition, Louisiana Gold.
Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his own band, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He’s produced and played on criticallyacclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito.
Since his recording debut in 1989, Osborne has written virtually all of his own material and contributed memorable songs to a wide variety of artists. Two tunes co-written by Osborne appear on Keb Mo’s Grammy-winning 1999 release Slow Down. Country superstar Tim McGraw scored a #1 hit with Anders’ song Watch The Wind Blow By. Osborne’s compositions have been covered by artists as diverse as Brad Paisley, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang and Kim Carnes. His songs have appeared in multiple feature films. He can also be seen performing in an episode of HBO’s New Orleans-based drama, Treme.