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Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Eric Krasno Releases “Hold Tight,” A Touching Ballad About The Birth Of His Son

“Hold Tight” is featured on Krasno’s latest solo album, ‘Always,’ out now via Mascot Label Group

Krasno will be touring in support of the new album this spring/summer

Few moments are as significant as the birth of a first child. For the GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Eric Krasno, whose son was born in the midst of the pandemic lockdowns, it shifted his perspective on life and music. “Before 2020, I was having a good time, but I wasn’t grounded at all,” he explains. “I was going from gig to gig. I was always running around without a purpose. During the last year, I found my people in terms of my wife and son. I’ve created a family who will always be there for me.” On his new single “Hold Tight,” featured on his latest solo album ‘Always,’ Krasno reflects on the birth of his son and those moments in life that we never forget. “When you’re older we’ll fill up the world,” Krasno sings. “Just know that you’ll always be mine.”

“I wrote ‘Hold Tight’ during a trip to Montana during the pandemic,” Krasno recalls. “My wife was 7 months pregnant and I was thinking a lot about family and becoming a dad. I spent a bunch of time with my good friend’s father Jeff Vilkin, who seemed to be dropping nuggets of fatherly wisdom throughout the trip. I collected those along with some powerful imagery from the rivers and mountains of Montana that seemed to fit just right. I sent it to Otis McDonald with just acoustic guitar and vocals, I love where he took it. Wil Blades added organ and it really came alive. It’s written for my son Lewis and dedicated to Jeff Vilkin, who unfortunately passed away since that trip to Montana.”

On the new album, across ten tracks with inimitable instrumentation, eloquent songcraft, and raw honesty, the Soulive and Lettuce co-founder, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and two-time GRAMMY winning artist defines himself as not only an artist, but also as a husband, father, and man. Krasno has released several stand-out tracks from the album over the last few months, most recently “Lost Myself,” featuring horns from Jazz Mafia. The single followed the release of “Leave Me Alone,” about the desire to gossip and incite drama amongst friends and family, “Silence,” “about the emotional havoc that a lack of communication can wreak on the human psyche, “Alone Together,” about the beauty that can be created between two people in solitude, and “So Cold,” about trying to get to the bottom of a troubled relationship.

Something of a musical journeyman, Krasno’s extensive catalog comprises three solo albums, four Lettuce albums, twelve Soulive albums, and production and/or songwriting for Norah Jones, Robert Randolph, Pretty Lights, Talib Kweli, 50 Cent, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone. As a dynamic performer, he’s shared stages with Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and The Roots. Out of seven nominations, he picked up two GRAMMY® Awards for his role as a songwriter and guitarist on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s ‘Revelator’ and guitarist on Derek Trucks Band’s ‘Already Free.’

Recording first virtually and then at the Bay Area’s legendary Hyde Street Studios, famous for 2Pac, Grateful Dead, and Digital Underground, Krasno and McDonald tapped into a shared spirit as co-producers, ultimately forming Eric Krasno & The Assembly with Otis on bass, Wil Blades on keys and organ, Curtis Kelley on drums, and James VIII on guitar and vocals. Featuring head-nodding handclaps, horns from Jazz Mafia, and a funkified bass line drive, Krasno called the most recent single “Lost Myself” the “funkiest track on the album.” He explains, “It’s about losing your ego when you find someone who works for you.”

In the end, Eric welcomes everyone to be a part of his family on ‘Always.’

“If you take away a message of love and the Always concept, that’s great,” he leaves off. “Most of all, I want to put you in a happy place. In the past, I personally just felt like I was a guitarist, songwriter, and a producer. Now, I feel like a fully formed artist.”

Krasno will be touring in support of ‘Always’ this spring and summer. For additional details and to purchase tickets, please visit

Tour Dates
April 29 – The Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA ^
May 3 – Daze Between – New Orleans, LA +
May 4 – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA #
May 6 – Republic NOLA – New Orleans, LA &
May 6 – The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA %
May 7 – Toulouse Theatre – New Orleans, LA *
May 8 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA *
May 11 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD *
May 12 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
May 13 – Brooklyn Bowl – Philadelphia, PA *
May 14 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY *
May 15 – Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY *
May 18 – Park City Music Hall – Bridgeport, CT *
May 19 – Cohoes Music Hall – Cohoes, NY *
May 20 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA *
May 21 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT *
May 22 – State Theatre – Portland, ME *
June 3-5 – Block Party Eagle 2022 – Eagle, CO *
June 10 – Fraze Pavilion – Kettering, OH *
June 30-July 3 – Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA *
September 8 – Rose Music Center at the Heights – Huber Heights, OH ^
September 9 – The Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI ^
September 10 – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL ^
September 11 – Music at the Intersection – St. Louis, MO ^
September 14 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA ^
September 15 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR ^
September 16-19 – Camp Deep End – Navarro,CA *
September 17 – Blue Note Napa at Charles Krug Estate – St. Helena, CA ^

^ Oteil & Friends
+ Eric Krasno & Friends
# The Daze Between Band
% Dr. Klaw
& Earth Wind & Power
* Eric Krasno & The Assembly

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