I’m Excited About Music…

I’m Excited About Music…

In 2005, I was totally focused on keeping Papa Grows Funk together after Hurricane Katrina. There was grave uncertainty about the future of New Orleans as a city. I made a commitment to the guys that we would keep working and find a way through the worst scenario New...
New Orleans is My Home

New Orleans is My Home

Being a native New Orleanian has been an honor and a responsibility, especially as a musician. As a child, I grew up in Baton Rouge, 80 miles upriver from New Orleans. I was lucky enough to have New Orleans as a second home, because my Mom would bring me to stay at my...
Playing Live

Playing Live

It’s fun exploring these songs live. They have to live and breathe every time. We can’t just play them by rote. The search to find new ways to make them fresh each and every night is a reward in itself. I’m constantly finding new ways to present...
Musical DNA

Musical DNA

I grew up in the 70s and the 80s, so I consumed everything from Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, ZZ Top, Yes, Journey, Peter Gabriel, Ohio Players, Sly and the Family Stone… all of that thrown in with Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Huey Piano Smith, Allen Toussaint, Dr....
Reggae Mon!

Reggae Mon!

I was in Jamaica for a week and came back with a little Reggae melody. which became “Why’d You Do It”  I told the guys, “I hear this as Reggae but I don’t want to make it sound Reggae. Let’s do something different with it.“   Brian Stoltz...