By Mark Carotenuto | March 30, 2023
On Sunday, March 16, we sat down for a treat: an incredible trio at the legendary Greenwich Village jazz club, Blue Note. The sold out show was full with eclectic groovers–from solo rockers, to lovers, to families, to Eric Krasno’s own mother.
The Krasno/Moore Project owned the inclusive, historic room as soon as they took the stage. With Eric Krasno on guitar, Stanton Moore on the drums, and featuring Eric Finland on the keys and organ, we all enjoyed a performance of tracks from their new album, Krasno/Moore Project: Book of Queens.
The album, an instrumental tribute to women in music, was released two days prior. Krasno, Moore, and Finland all seemed as excited as the crowd was excited to share the room and hear some great music.
Krasno and Moore’s excellent, funny, and chill stage presence was a great vibe for a Sunday evening in the intimate venue. Everyone who has seen either play knows how clearly passion translates into their music.
We first enjoyed their rendition of “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse, led by Krasno’s incredibly slick guitar playing. Then moved into the smooth “Nobody’s Baby” by Sharon Jones, with Moore closing with an epic drum solo that set the crowd alight.
We then were swept over by a groovy, organ-heavy rendition of Billie Eilish’s “Lost Cause,” through which Finland nailed the opportunity to showcase his organ skills. More classics, new and old, were played throughout the night, like Kacey Musgrave’s “Slow Burn,” H.E.R.’s “Carried Away,” Aretha Franklin’s “A Natural Woman,” and Peggy Lee’s “Fever.”
To end the show with a bang, Scott Metzger joined on stage to help end the show with Krasno’s track, “76,” a tribute to the honor and spirit of the late Jeff Back.
This trio connected with the crowd all night, full of so much passion and so many beautiful moments; we particularly appreciated Krasno’s shout out to his mom. They’ll be on tour for the next few weeks, so be sure to treat yourself to a sweet evening.
📸: shot by Nicholas McMillen