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July 21, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

As a young man, Dave Easley found himself playing pedal steel guitar with seasoned jazz musicians twice his age, including Lin Halliday, a veteran of the Glenn Miller and Maynard Ferguson groups. Dave’s first tackling of the classic Giant Steps was accompanied with Lin’s personal account of John Coltrane’s private remarks on the landmark recording. From this “jumping into the deep end,” Dave carried away a sense of spontaneity combined with a deep work ethic that has carried him through many years of stage and studio appearances alongside superb performers such as Brian Blade, Charlie Byrd, Dr. John, Coco Robicheaux, Cyril Neville, Joni Mitchell, Colonel Bruce Hampton, George Porter Jr, James Singleton, Howard Levy, Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead, Jeff Matika of Green Day, and Jerry Jemmott. 

The New Orleans based freelance pedal steel guitar player, Dave Easley has worked with diverse artists such as Old And In The Way’s Peter Rowan (Dharma Blues), Ruthie Foster (the Grammy-nominated Let it Burn), jazz drummer Brian Blade (Brian Blade & The Fellowship, Perceptual), and New Orleans blues legend Coco Robicheaux (Louisiana Medicine Man, Yeah You Rite). His own album and band of the same name, Easley Rider, gives Dave a chance to perform music from his eclectic, psychedelic catalog of original material. 

Earlier this year though, Easley dove deeper into his jazz side with the release of his latest album, Byways of the Moon, featuring his interpretations of John Coltrane, Theolonious Monk, Carla Bley, Led Zeppelin, and more, music from which he performs with his quartet tonight. The album was named “Best Jazz on Bandcamp.com” in January 2022, during its release month. 

“Easley is nimble on the strings and motors of his instrument, gliding, picking and ascending the melody with glowing pointillism. It’s easy to float away in his glissando, but Easley returns to Earth just as Pineda takes a spirited piano solo warmed by the Wurlizter’s hum and the rhythm section’s spacious scene setting.” – NPR.org 

The Dave Easley Quartet tonight features
Dave Easley – pedal steel guitar 
Oscar Rossignoli – piano, keyboards 
Matt Booth – bass 
Doug Garrison – drums 
+ special guest: Kass Krebs – percussion, vocals 
Shows at 8pm & 10pm. 
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. 
Restaurant is Open 6pm – 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime
Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations in the Dining Room online via OpenTable.com here
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing info@snugjazz.com after your tickets have been purchased online. All dinner table reservations must be attached to advance concert tickets. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival. 
Full Bar is Open 6pm – Midnight for all, on show nights, with or without tickets. 
Kind Reminder:  Snug Harbor does not serve food inside the Music Room. In order to preserve the integrity, quiet and focus of our world class intimate concerts, only cocktails and soft drinks are available for table service inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive 90 Minutes prior to your showtime in order to enjoy full, relaxing dinner service in the Dining Room right next door, before getting seated in the Music Room for the show. 8pm ticket holders can also enjoy dinner, dessert or appetizers after the show, with Dining Room seating only guaranteed by submitting your table request before 8pm. 
 As announced by the City of New Orleans, as of March 24th, Snug Harbor is no longer requiring valid proof of Covid vaccination or negative test for entry, and while masks are still suggested when not actively eating or drinking indoors, they are now optional for all. We are also now seating at just under our regular audience capacity. 
However, with our intimate venue’s regularly limited seating capacity, advance tickets are still strongly suggested in order to guarantee seats for this show.  


July 21, 2022
10:00 pm


Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
New Orleans, + Google Map