The Echo & Rum and Humble Present
Mardi Gras Celebration with JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN
Tue, February 9, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Grab the gogo juice of your choice and get your carnival on at the Echoplex’s official Mardi Gras party.
“GoGo Juice,” Jon Cleary’s latest release is nominated for the 2016 Best Regional Roots Album Grammy.
The L.A. Times had this to say:
“New Orleans’ unique blend of cultural and musical forces play out in a variety of seductive grooves Cleary and his fellow musicians have created for “GoGo Juice.”
Throughout, Cleary’s sandpapery voice carries the joy, the heartache and the resilience that characterizes denizens of one of the most dynamic cities in the world.
Before going out on his own, Cleary toured for years as part of the band backing Bonnie Raitt, who has referred to the singer as “the ninth wonder of the world.” He’s also performed with numerous other acts, including B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Eric Burdon and Ryan Adams.”
Cleary’s piano playing is steeped in the tradition of New Orleans masters such as Professor Longhair, James Booker, Allen Toussaint and Dr. John.
As Rolling Stone’s David Fricke summed up one of Cleary’s previous albums, “Cleary can be an absolute monster on his own, but Cleary’s full combo R&B is as broad, deep and roiling as the Mississippi River, the combined swinging product of local keyboard tradition, Cleary’s vocal-songwriting flair for moody Seventies soul and the spunky-Meters roll of his [band, the Absolute Monster] Gentlemen.”
Cleary was recently featured in Martin Scorcese’s critically acclaimed seven-part PBS Blues series “The Blues.” The series’ sixth film, “Red, White, and Blues,” was produced by John Porter and directed by Mike Figgis and catches Cleary performing with Van Morrison, Tom Jones and Jeff Beck.
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