Joe Krown - piano, Hammond B3, organ,
Joe Krown moved to New Orleans in 1992 after honing his keyboard skills in the Northeast. Since that time, he has built a strong reputation as first-call organist and pianist in the Crescent City.
Joe held the keyboard chair with Clarence Gatemouth Brown & Gate’s Express from 1992 until Gatemouth's passing in the fall of 2005. Joe is featured on the chart topping albums “The Man,” “Gate Swings,” “American Music Texas Style,” and “Back to Bogalusa” albums. In 1995, Gatemouth and the Gate's Express including Joe on keyboards did a 62 date world tour as the opening act for Eric Clapton. The band, Gate’s Express won New Orleans Offbeat 2004 Best Band in the Blues Category.
From September 1996 to June 2001, he held the Traditional Piano Night slot at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans, which was once occupied by Professor Longhair and James Booker. Joe followed that strong tradition with his debut solo release “Just the Piano...Just the Blues,” (1998) and the follow-up CD, “New Orleans Piano Rolls.” (2003)
His band, the Joe Krown Organ Combo (New Orleans, LA) was formed in 1999. The Joe Krown Organ Combo made its European debut in November 2001 at the Ingolstadt Jazztage in Ingolstadt Germany and makes regular appearances at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Ottawa Blues Fest. The Combo performs every week at one of the many New Orleans nightclubs, including the Maple Leaf Bar, House of Blues, Tipitina's, Le Bon Temps Roule, dba, and the Funky Butt.