Last year looked like a tough year to top with killer supergroups gracing the stages by the likes of Breaking Biscuits, Jason Hann’s Rythmatronix, and The Nth Power as “Earth Wind & Power” doing a super funky Earth Wind & Fire tribute. Four have been announced so far for this year, and the supergroups already look promising.
The first of the four is a Jamiroquai tribute featuring 5 members of The Motet, plus Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and Natalie Cressman on trombone. The Motet has been on the steady rise since their addition of vocalist Lyle Divinsky. Lyle is a perfect fit to fill the legendary Jamiroquai’s shoes. His stage presence uplifts the crowd every time causing the dance floor to erupt. I’m sure his voice will exceed many expectations as Lyle can certainly belt out those classic Jamiroquai high notes.
The second supergroup announced is Eric Krasno & Friends, formed by none other than the legendary John Scofield, Cyril Neville, Nigel Hall, Louis Cato, Chris Loftlin, and of course Mr. Krasno himself. George Porter Jr. of The Meters has also been tabbed as a special guest for the set. What should we expect? Blues, funk, jams? With a stacked roster like that, who knows what direction they’ll choose to take this in.
moe.queous, which was announced today, will feature a one time only performance between members of moe. and Aqueous. The Buffalo based jam bands are sure to draw in the numbers as this set will be nothing short of iconic. Last and certainly not least, the Road Goes On Forever will pay tribute to the incredible legacy of the Allman Brothers. This staggering lineup includes Joel Cummins and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee, Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico from moe., Nate Werth from Snarky Puppy, and Brett Bass and Scott Sharrard from Gregg Allman Band.