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New Orleans Billy Iuso brings his brand of New Orleans Jam Funk

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Billy Iuso
New Orleans Billy Iuso brings his brand of New Orleans Jam Funk to The Green Parrot stage with shows at
5:30 and 10 PM on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 , and 5:30 on Sunday, July 21st.
Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives formed in New Orleans in 2002 . They perform an eclectic mix of original songs and covers and are continually one of the city’s top jam/funk bands performing at many festivals and clubs in New Orleans and across the United States.

Recently, Iuso has kept a very busy schedule touring and playing guitar with The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians and Anders Osborne’s Band, along with The Restless Natives.

In the past five years Billy as been an artist at large on many festivals. He is a part of Grateful Feat which includes Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett(Little Feat). G.A.B.E (George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso, Eric Bolivar)

This past January he played Gov’t Mules Island Exodus IV in Negril, Jamaica.. He has had the honor of sitting in with Steel Pulse, Warren Haynes, The Funky Meters, Dumpstaphunk and many more.

Iuso is frequently part of New Orleans cultural events such as French Quarter Fest and JazzFest, many benefit concerts and other live events. In August of 2011, Offbeat Magazine said: “In an era of music when imitation is as important as innovation, Billy Iuso shows his ability to do both while maintaining a sound that has developed a solid identity within New Orleans music.”