If you’re interested in the current New Orleans scene & sound right now, multi-instrumentalist Troy Andrews — better known as jazz/funk/hip hop auteur Trombone Shorty — is a name you know. In fact, Andrews is so NOLA that he was featured in six episodes of Treme, the HBO drama based upon the neighborhood where he grew up.
The one thing you really need to know about Trombone Shorty, however, is that he’s a great get for Lexington’s MoonTower Festival this weekend. As an ensemblist he’s been an invaluable sideman for Eric Clapton, U2, Harry Connick Jr., the Zac Brown Band and more. On his own he’s got nine solo albums under his belt and can bring down the house live. And he’s bringing his own unique Mardi Gras-infused, dixieland jazz-funk sound to help headline MoonTower on Saturday at 7:40. Don’t like jazz? No worries, this is not the jazz you’re thinking of. Don’t like hip hop? It’s not really that either, it’s a much different animal from that. Don’t like funk? Can’t help you there, because funk’s a BIG part of Trombone Shorty and company.
And here’s the best part: KSR/Funkhouser has your hookup. Check out the full line up and purchase your MoonTower tickets here using promo code KSR20 to get your tickets for only $30 (normal price $49). Doors open at 11:00. Kids & dogs are free. It’s at Masterson Station all day. So do it. It’s gonna be a great time.