All-star supergroup Dr. Klaw was born several years ago in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, when guitarist Ian Neville suggested to friends Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall, and Eric Krasno that they do a series of late-night shows around NOLA with him and his Dumpstaphunk bandmate Nick “Dr. Klaw” Daniels. According to the group’s Facebook bio, “Upon witnessing Nick “Dr Klaw” Daniels otherworldly, gospel influenced vocal skills and funk bass mastery, Nigel, Kraz, Deitch, and Neville knew that this group needed to be heard.”
A year ago today, Dr Klaw brought their potent funk attack to Brooklyn Bowl for their first and as-of-yet only New York show. You can listen to full audio here from taper Eric McRoberts:
The group has only played a handful of gigs together under the Dr. Klaw moniker, and only once this year, for a Jazz Fest 2016 afterparty at The Howlin’ Wolf. With such a talented but busy lineup, we can only hope that the five musicians revisit the Klaw in the future.