Review by Fred Rudofsky
A Tuesday night of some New Orleans rhythm and blues was just what the doctor ordered for this music fan. Severely sprained thumb in a splint, hectic brain trying to fathom how to grade a few dozen essays in the next few days, soul trying to figure out if Miss Right even exists in this lifetime – yep, I needed to hear something salubrious, transcendent and funky. And just like they had the year before, the Joe Krown Trio delivered big time at Red Square in Albany.
The trio – legendary guitarist/singer Walter “Wolfman” Washington, drummer extraordinaire Russell Batiste, Jr. and Hammond B-3 maestro Joe Krown – played two outstanding 70-minute sets to an appreciative, decent-sized crowd on a school night.