Joe Lawlor and Mojo Grande

Earlier this year, the Dave Matthews Band was holed up in New Orleans working on their upcoming new album, and local audio wizard and blues-rock guitar player Joe Lawlor was along for the ride. That's how he ended up meeting New Orleans musicians like
West Bank Mike and drummer Jermel Watson in late night jam sessions, and to hear Andy Waldeck tell it, when a couple XPS members went down to visit for a combined celebration of Mardi Gras and Joe's birthday, the music was totally out-of-control awesome; even Flecktone and current DMB touring sax player Jeff Coffin was inspired enough to sit in. Now it's time to bring the New Orleans guys up here; West Bank Mike and Watson will be in town for a slew of recording sessions and this show.