Sunday, Oct 10, 8 PM

L4LM Presents Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel ft. Barry Sless (Fest By Nite)

The Howlin Wolf
Getting there
907 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA

Date: Sunday, October 10th, 2021 Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel ft. Barry Sless Venue: The Howlin' Wolf New Orleans Tickets: $39.95 Advance / $45.00 Day of Show Time: Doors: 8:00 p.m. CT / Show: 9:00 p.m. CT Tickets: ----- Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel will gather the Crescent City Deadhead congregation for a soul-cleansing performance at New Orleans, LA’s The Howlin’ Wolf on Sunday, October 10th. Grateful Gospel has been a fan-favorite Keller Williams Sunday festival tradition since it was devised for the 2013 edition of LOCKN’ in Arrington, VA. For this special New Orleans edition, coinciding with the first Sunday of Jazz Fest, Williams and his Grateful Gospel band will welcome Barry Sless (David Nelson Band, Moonalice) on lead guitar. Both the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia live catalogs were significantly influenced by the gospel tradition, from set-closing staples like “Samson and Delilah” and “We Bid You Goodnight” to sing-alongs like “My Sisters and Brothers”. While these songs were performed from a secular perspective—and often augmented with these bands’ distinct approaches—the spirituality inherent to that music has long permeated the world of the Dead. Keller Williams brings that thread of influence full-circle with Grateful Gospel, resurrecting the spiritual side of Garcia and the Dead and recreating their catalogs in the style of traditional Black gospel music with a full gospel band. Like a magnet for the spiritual power of live music, Grateful Gospel heightens those elements in the songs the Dead created and celebrates the origins of the psalms they adopted. As Keller explains, simply, “It’s the Gospel of Jerry.” The Grateful Gospel show at The Howlin’ Wolf marks the first show to be announced as part of Live For Live Music‘s 2021 Fest By Nite series. Stay tuned for more New Orleans concert announcements in the coming weeks.