Eric Krasno is an electric soul maestro on the guitar. He has earned worldwide fame for his slick-lick playing in the transcendent-jazz ensembles Soulive and Lettuce, not to mention innumerable cameos with funky bands throughout the lands and overseas. (For example, Lettuce has a huge following in Japan).
See here for Soulive:
And here for Lettuce (Krasno starts killin’ it at about the 8:30 mark):
And one more for good measure. See Kraz and friends sizzle their way through Hendrix’s Manic Depression:
Now Mr Krasno is trying on a new hat, and my what a mighty fine-fitting cap it is indeed. Adopting the DJ moniker KRAZ, he has ventured into the nebulous realm of the mix-tape, releasing a 29-track compilation entitled The Funky President Mix-Tape (implicitly supporting our oft-embattled yet entirely-righteous Barry Obama). This fresh mash is being offered free for download from Royal Family Records. Hear that? FREE!
Here’s a small sampling: Funkify Your Life, by The Meters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgYxiwOZego
The rest of the mix-tape includes more from The Meters, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Jay-Z, and rare tracks from the Fyre Dept to create a seamless 72 minute stream of funky delight. Enjoy! And don’t forget to share!
David Telfer McConaghay was born on planet Earth. Since that fateful first day of Spring in ’86, he has wandered across its surface in search of something which, when found, kindly insists that he continue searching. His immediate family lives in Minneapolis, MN, though he also feels at home in Washington D.C.; Grass Valley, CA; Bogotá, Colombia; and now, almost Boulder, CO. He completed his B.A. in English & Creative Writing at The George Washington University in 2008. The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm (Vrindavan of the West) is the primary source of any yogic inspiration David aka Sri Nivasa may express. He plays on Facebook HERE.