Dragon Smoke (Eric Lindell, Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore & Robert Mecurio)
Dragon Smoke was formed as part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition known as the “Superjam”. The “Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. With the dual vocals of Ivan Neville-Vocals/Keyboards (Neville Bros.) and Eric Lindell-Vocals/Guitar, matched with the Galactic rhythm section stars Stanton Moore-Drums and Rob Mecurio-Base, the band quickly realized, “We are on to something” and has played every Jazz Fest since it’s inception in 2003. The music centers with Lindell’s blue-eyed soul, Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove. Besides a few trips to the West Coast, this band has been strickly playing in New Orleans. With all in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN!