Dragon Smoke

Fri Dec 2 (full schedule below)
The Independent
Funk, Music
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Dragon Smoke

Eric Lindell : Vocals/guitar
Ivan Neville: Vocals/keyboards
Stanton Moore: drums
Robert Mercurio: bass

DRAGON SMOKE brings it with lines down the street (all night long). It is a very rare treat to catch a DRAGON SMOKE show (as the individual players are in major touring bands and their schedules rarely coincide). Dragon Smoke has only a handful of select dates each year. So don’t miss this one! *DRAGON SMOKE* bring its stellar style of dirty-south funky soul and new New Orleans R&B Rock in what is a kick-azz show from start to finish!

The music of DRAGON SMOKE truly represents the New Orleans Funk, R&B and Soul tradition. Don’t miss this one!

Dec 2 - http://www.theindependentsf.com/event/1288963-dragon-smoke-san-francisco/
Dec 3 - http://www.theindependentsf.com/event/1288965-dragon-smoke-san-francisco/



Dragon Smoke is a band that formed as part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition of the “Superjam”. The “Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. With the dual vocals of Neville and Lindell, matched with the Galactic rhythm section, the band quickly realized, “We are a great band!” and has played every Jazz Fest since it’s inception in 2003. This inception took place at the famed Dragon’s Den, hence the name of the band. The music centers around Lindell’s blue eyed soul , Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove. Besides a couple trips to the West Coast, this band has been strictly playing in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN! From the interplay between the members, you would think that Dragon Smoke has been playing shows forever.


Dragon Smoke started out as an experiment at the New Orleans Jazz Fest to see what would happen when some of the Big Easy's finest musicians came together in a "Superjam." To no one's surprise, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Ivan Neville and Eric Lindell make a pretty good team. There's a pleasantly surprising blend of blue-eyed soul, funk and groove in Dragon Smoke's sound, and while it's tough to get all the members together while they front their own various projects, Moe's Alley is lucky enough to host the supergroup for one of its West Coast rarities.



The Independent
628 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA
Fri Dec 2 (9pm)
Sat Dec 3 (9pm)


  1. The Independent
    628 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA