For this special tribute performance, a band of beloved musicians will recreate the music of these two Crescent city titans.Â George Porter Jr., Nevilleâ€™s longtime friend and collaborator inÂ The Meters, as well as Artâ€™s son, guitaristÂ Ian NevilleÂ (Dumpstaphunk), and his nephew,Â Ivan NevilleÂ (Dumpstaphunk), will all be in the band.
The lineup will also feature pianistÂ Jon Cleary, who toured extensively with Dr. John during his later years and maintained a close friendship with him up until his death. Multi-instrumentalistÂ Tony HallÂ (Dumpstaphunk), drummerÂ Nikki GlaspieÂ (The Nth Power, Maceo Parker), NOLA trombonistÂ Big Sam, drummerÂ Alvin Ford Jr.Â (Pretty Lights Live), and a new addition to the crew,Â Widespread Panic keyboardistÂ JoJo Hermann.
A horn section featuring Trey Anastasio Bandâ€™sÂ Natalie CressmanÂ (trombone) andÂ Jennifer HartswickÂ (trumpet) alongside enigmatic saxophonistÂ Skerik will round out this impeccable tribute roster. This will be the second performance, also performed at Denver Comes Alive