Hear Eric Krasno and Derek Trucks Team Up on “Curse Lifter”
By Damian Fanelli | Photo: Jay Sansone
Eric Krasno—founding member of Soulive and Lettuce—will release his new solo album, Blood from a Stone, July 8.
Although Krasno is best known as a fiery lead guitarist, Blood from a Stone is the first recording to feature Krasno’s own vocals. That said, the lone instrumental track on the collection is a collaboration with Krasno’s old friend and longtime collaborator, Derek Trucks.
“‘Curse Lifter’ is an homage to Santana, the Allman Brothers Band and some of the bands I grew up listening to,” Krasno says. “I’ve always loved guitar harmonies when they’re done the right way. After we recorded the rhythm tracks and listened back, I knew it would be great to have Derek Trucks play on it. We recorded at his studio and just mic’d up two amps in the live room and went for it.”
The release of Blood from a Stone comes at a particularly prolific time for Krasno. He’s producing new records for Allen Stone, Aaron Neville and the London Souls; he also recently played to a packed house with Lettuce at Red Rocks in Colorado and joined Kamasi Washington and others as part of Bonnaroo’s SuperJam. His solo band will tour the U.S. throughout the remainder of summer and fall. You can check out their dates below.
For more about Krasno and Blood from a Stone, visit erickrasno.com.
July 1 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre *
July 2 – Boulder CO – Fox Theatre *
July 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^
July 8 – Bridgeport, CT – The Acoustic
July 9 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
July 14 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
July 15 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street Tavern ^^
August 6 – Springfield, MA – Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
August 19 – Portland, ME – Portland House of Music ^^
August 20 – Bolton Valley, VT – Hop Jam
August 27 – Sherman, NY – Night Light Festival
September 7 – New York, NY – Summerstage
October 18 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry **
October 19 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre **
October 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West **
October 21 – Asheville, NC – New Mountain **
October 22 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House **
* w/ Dumpstaphunk | ** w/ Marco Benevento | *** w/ Vulfpeck | ^ w/ Marcus King Band | ^^ w/ Armies