Mark your calendars because Will Bernard and Motherbug are hitting the east coast for an 11 city tour starting April 15th. It all kicks off at the Knitting Factory in NYC and will feature stops in MA, PA, VA, NC, GA, MS and LA
For those unfamiliar with Will you may have seen him on tour with Robert Walter’s 20th Congress. He’s also a former member of TJ Kirk with Charlie Hunter. He’s performed with the likes of Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, Stanton Moore, Jessica Lurie, Peter Apfelbaum, DJ Logic, Melvin Sparks, Eric Krasno, Derek Trucks the list goes on and on.
Backing Will on this tour is Marco Benevento (organ/keys) and Gabe Jarrett (drums). Marco is one bad a** behind the B-3 and has played with Will before in a previous east coast project called "Otherbug" He’s also one half of the hottest drum/organ duo to come out of NYC teaming him up with Joe Russo. Gabe Jarrett is the son of Jazz Legend Keith Jarrett. Gabe has toured internationally and recorded with the Jazz Mandolin Project. In addition to teaching percussion at Goddard College and the University of Vermont, Gabe has performed with Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe, Gordon Stone, James Harvey, Peter Apfelbaum, The Jazz Passengers, Karl Berger and many others.
Here’s the confirmed tour dates so far:
04.15 | New York, NY | Knitting Factory w/ many special guests 04.16 | Boston, MA | Bill's Bar 04.17 | Philadelphia, PA | North by Northwest 04.18 | Blacksburg, VA | Baylee's 04.19 | Richmond, VA | Alley Katz 04.20 | Norfolk, VA | New Belmont 04.21 | Kill Devil Hill, NC | OBB Station 04.22 | Raleigh, NC | Pour House 04.23 | Atlanta, GA | Smiths Olde Bar 04.24 | Oxford, MS | Two Stick 04.27 | New Orleans, LA | Blue Nile (w/ Joe Russo, Marco Benevento and OM Trio) 04.28 | New Orleans, LA | Howlin’ Wolf (w/ Stanton Moore, Robert Walter and Rob Mercurio) 04.30 | New Orleans, LA | Mama’s Blues (w/ Marco Benevento, Reuben Wilson and Clyde Stubbfield) 05.01 | New Orleans, LA | Maple Leaf (w/ Robert Walter’s 20th Congress) 05.02 | New Orleans, LA | Tipitina’s (w/ Robert Walter’s 20th Congress) 05.03 | New Orleans, LA | Parrish @ HOB (w/ Robert Walter’s 20th Congress)