Perhaps the most talked-about, star-studded late-night shows during the 2017 Jazz Fest-ivities was the “Daze Between Band.” The mid-week show, led by Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), took One Eyed Jacks by storm with a jam-packed lineup that included Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Ike Stubblefield, Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), and D Vibes (Eric Krasno Band).
Originally, Krasno had planned for the musical direction to honor the memory of the late Butch Trucks, who died early in the year. However, with the passing of the legendary Col. Bruce Hampton on the previous Monday, the show found its emotional impetus significantly magnified. This brought fellow collaborators Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit) and Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band) to the scene with heavy hearts, but ready for some serious spiritual musical healing.
The night quickly transformed into a tribute to both Butch Trucks and Colonel Bruce Hampton, with the music of the Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead to lead the way. All those in attendance could feel the magnitude of the emotions projected from the stage and returned an inimitable energy to help heal the wounds of those affected by two great losses. On this night, music was the answer.
The first set opened with two Allman Brothers classics, “Trouble No More” and “Dreams” followed by the Dead’s “Mr. Charlie.” From there, Warren Haynes joined the all-star lineup for a ripping performance of “Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain,” into “Whipping Post” and “Mountain Jam” to close the set. The second set opened with the Dead’s “West LA Fadeaway,” into ABB’s “Hot ‘Lanta.” Oteil Burbridge was certainly within his element, as the former bassist of the Allman Brothers and the current for Dead & Company, leading the way for “Eyes of the World” and “Elizabeth Reed.”
“Sugaree” turned into a triumphant “Lovelight,” which, of course, was the song that featured Haynes, Sipe, and Trucks on stage at Col. Bruce’s final performance only a few days prior. Emotions ran high, matching the cosmic certainties that were lifted with the passing of Hampton during his final bow. When the band returned to the stage, turning close to 5 a.m., they closed the show with a “Hey Pocky Way” encore.
Setlist: Daze Between Band | One Eyed Jacks | New Orleans, LA | 5/3/17
Set One: Trouble No More, Dreams, Mr. Charlie, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Whipping Post, Mountain Jam
Set Two: West LA Fadeaway, Hot ‘Lanta, Eyes Of The World, Elizabeth Reed, Sugaree, Lovelight
Encore: Hey Pocky Way
Videographer John Peckham was on site with a multi-cam setup, plugged into the soundboard. You can enjoy the full performance below:
Trouble No More, Dreams, Mr. Charlie, Scarlett Begonias, Fire On The Mountain
Whipping Post, Mountain Jam, West LA Fadeaway, Hot ‘Lanta, Eyes Of The World, Elizabeth Reed, Sugaree, Lovelight, Hey Pocky Way
You can also enjoy the full show below with audio provided by nolamule:
If you’ll be in New Orleans For Jazz Fest, don’t miss this year’s Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), and Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), with special guests John Medeski and Tom Hamilton at One Eyed Jacks (5/2) and Marcus King and DeShawn “D’Vibes” Alexander at The Howlin’ Wolf (5/3). For more information, click here. To purchase tickets, click here for 5/2 and here for 5/3. For our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here.