New Orleans guitarist Billy Iuso will host his “Far Out 50th Freak Out” on January 25th, one day before his 50th birthday, at New Orleans, LA’s iconic Tipitina’s.
The two-set affair will open with a performance from Iuso and his Restless Natives band, followed by a special, guest-filled set of songs from 1969 (the year Iuso was born) featuring drummers Russell Batiste Jr. and Johnny Vidacovich, guitarists Papa Mali and Brian Stoltz, bassist Reggie Scanlan, Mike Doussan, and Michael Fouquier.
Billy Iuso and Restless Natives are basically synonymous with New Orleans, a musical gumbo with a blues-rock base, sprinkles of psychedelia, and hearty funk rhythms that take no direct route to the heart of your soul. Frontman Billy Iuso’s earthy vocal tone and the disarmingly raw sentiments embedded in his lyrics lend a richer dynamic to the muscular fretwork that’s always powered his performance. Now, the song-centric version of himself reveals a reinvigorated platform for his artistic output that will surely keep fans happy along the way.
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