The Bay Bridged blog - Review of the recent concert at Vacaville Performance Arts Theatre highlighting key songs played during the set, mashups and covers dedicated to the late Levon Helm, and audience response along with a YouTube video of Desperately Wanting.
Daily Republic - Tom Drummond tells about the band's over 20 year career, the success Better Than Ezra has had and their upcoming show in Vacaville on April 21st, future album and how the band is giving back through the Better Than Ezra Foundation. Tickets for the Vacaville, CA show are available on the Vacaville Performing Arts website.
Vallejo Times Herald - The article in the Times-Herald discussed the band's over 20 year career, the success Better Than Ezra has had and how they are still touring, Kevin's recent move to Nashville and the Better Than Ezra Foundation. BTE plays the at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre in Vacaville, CA on April 21, 2012.
WineuCopia - Come join BTE in a Wine and Music celebration to usher in spring. With 70+ different wines from 35 unique wineries and a live performance by BTE!
Frontmen on a side project come back to Chameleon Club - Lancaster Online has an article about Kevin Griffin and Ed Roland and their new Southern Gentlemen tour dates, along with info on the new BTE album due out this fall.
Krewe of Rocckus on Eater New Orleans - Coverage of the 2nd Annual Krewe of Rocckus Event! Did you ever want to know how long BTE has been playing Mardi Gras shows at the House of Blues? Or what went down during Krewe Of Rocckus 2.0? Now's your chance to get the inside scoop with new photos of the guys and the participants! Thanks to everyone who came down and helped make KOR a smashing success!
Watch BTE perform Friction, Baby live on 2/17/2012! - Can't go to Krewe of Rocckus but want to catch BTE's live performance of Friction, Baby in its entirety? Now you can join in on the fun! This show airs on Friday 2/17 at 09:30 PM PST and will last for 70 minutes.Click here to purchase ticket.
Austin American Statesman - The January 22 issue, included in the Travel section, highlighted Better Than Ezra's Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event and pricing information. Visit the Road To Mardi Gras website to get more information and to purchase packages.
Alternative Addiction - Kevin Griffin conducted an interview with this popular music website discussing the 2nd Annual Krewe of Rocckus, musical acts lined up for this year, why the band decided to create this event and how there is so much more to Mardi Gras than a drunken party!
Win a Trip to KOR! - Sophie Radio is offering a chance to win a trip to Krewe of Rocckus!
Radio Sophie - Jennifer & Mike in the Morning radio show on Sophie Radio features an audio interview with Kevin Griffin discussing Better Than Ezra's Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event. Kevin then played the Hollywood 101 trivia game with the host. Listen here.
I Heart NOLA - "12th Night Highlights" discussed the history of Twelfth Night and this blogger's favorite things. Better Than Ezra's Krewe of Rocckus was a featured event that was not to be missed highlighting that it is a 3-day Mardi Gras event with brunch with celeb Chef John Besh, private parade viewing stands, musical throw down at the House of Blues, and more. The special Twelfth Night Locals package was also highlighted for a discounted rate of $425 and included a link to Krewe of Rocckus website to purchase passes.
AAA Southern Traveler - The Jan/Feb 2012 issue of AAA Southern Traveler magazine highlighted Better Than Ezra's Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event. This highlighted the more in depth interview with Tom Drummond on Krewe of Rocckus online.
Where New Orleans - Better Than Ezra was featured in the Center Stage column of New Orleans' Where magazine where the band discussed the 2nd Annual Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event.
Sound Spike - Better Than Ezra was featured in SoundSpike's concert photos sections from the Houston show on December 29, 2011 that were taken by Eric Sauseda.
Austin Live Music - Great article on Austin Live Music talking about our show at ACL Live and all things Ezra
Houston Press - 30 seconds with Kevin Griffin! What's the worst song in the world according to our very own KG? Read on to find out!
Merry Christmas Eve download - In the spirit of the Christmas season, here's a free download of an oldie but goodie!
The Huffington Post - highlights of BTE's 2nd Annual Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event, why the band decided to create this trip, their love for New Orleans, what attendees can expect to see and how they can get in on the action. Also included is a 12 photo slideshow from last year's event.
NOLA Convention and Visitors Bureau - "In The Spotlight" section on December 19, 2011 lists Better Than Ezra's 2nd Annual Krewe of Rocckus as the leading topic, with specifics on the event and what attendees can expect from the Mardi Gras festivities.
Check out the newest BTE interview from HoustonMusicReview.com on December 8, 2011. The post discussed BTE's upcoming show in Houston at the House of Blues on December 29th, the recent release of Death Valley ep, update on Better Than Ezra Foundation, and the upcoming Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event -- what attendees can expect to see, musical acts and where to purchase packages.
Tom gave a radio interview with Houston Music Review on December 5, 2011. The post previewed the upcoming interview with Tom Drummond, the band's December 29th show at House of Blues in Houston and the 2nd Annual Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event. Look for The Edge's interview with Tom Drummond of BTE to be posted later in the week.
BTE was featured in the December 7, 2011 edition of Scene Weekly. The cover article discussed Better Than Ezra's upcoming Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event, why the guys decided to offer this trip, what the travel package entails, musical performances by BTE, Tonic, Ed Roland of Collective Soul, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and where to go to purchase passes. Download the pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3
Download a PDF of Where Y'At's November 2011 issue. The Death Valley ep was featured with a positive review from the music editor and discussed how Better Than Ezra went back to its roots recording their favorite traditional LSU and Tiger Band songs.
Download the mp3 of Tom's interview with Eagle 98.1 in Baton Rouge that aired earlier where he discussed the band's concert at The Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, the recent release of Death Valley ep, why BTE decided to create the ep and, of course, LSU football.
LSU TV's Tiger Tracks aired on November 23, 2011 on Cox Sports Television. The segment discussed the band's history at LSU, over 20 year career, their latest project Death Valley ep, why they decided to create this album and their hopes it will be part of LSU Tailgating Tradition. Click on the link to watch the interview.
Listen in to DC 101's Elliot in the Morning interview on November 30, 2011. Kevin discussed Gleason Gras, the upcoming Krewe of Rocckus event in New Orleans, where listeners can get more info & purchase packages, special rate available until December 12th, release of Death Valley ep, and LSU Football.
Eater New Orleans featured an UpRoxx.com post which discussed how Better Than Ezra is offering a Mardi Gras travel package (aka Krewe of Rocckus) and their collaboration with John Besh to kick off the Rocckus welcome brunch. Watch video footage of John Besh hanging out with BTE.
Check out the December 2011 issue of 225 Magazine! The interview with Tom Drummond discussed the band's history, their time at LSU, how the tailgating culture inspired the band to create the Death Valley ep.
Kevin Griffin is featured in the December 2011 special music issue of Nashville Lifestyles magazine where he discusses his recent move to Franklin, the Death Valley EP, and other projects like the upcoming Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event.
Make sure to tune in to LSU TV's TIGER TRACKS Wednesday, November 23rd at 6:30PM CST. Check your local listings.
We are thrilled to announce that ED ROLAND of Collective Soul will be joining us alongside Tonic and Big Sam's Funky Nation!!! The only way that you can spend Mardi Gras 2012 with BTE, Ed, Tonic, and Big Sam is to join the Krewe! www.RoadToMardiGras.com
Kevin Griffin and Ed Roland offer up a piece of their Southern Gentlemen tour! It's a mashup called "Pumped Up Wonderwall" - the perfect ending to the Southern Gentlemen tour. Listen here.
Eagle 98.1 in Baton Rouge interviewed Tom Drummond this morning where he talked about BTE's upcoming show at the Varsity Theatre as well as the Death Valley ep and LSU football. Right-click to download.
KREWE OF ROCCKUS on sale NOW! Reserve your Krewe of Rocckus packages for Mardi Gras 2012 today!
Tom Drummond conducted a live phone interview with ESPN Baton Rouge in which he discussed the Death Valley ep, BTE's 20+ year career, the upcoming show at the Varsity on November 4th and LSU football. Right-click to download.
LSU.edu chronicles Kevin and Tom's rise from LSU in 1988 to their newly released Death Valley ep celebrating the university.
The Advocate - Baton Rouge's leading newspaper discusses Better Than Ezra's Death Valley ep, details on the making of the album and the band's history with LSU.
Death Valley EP - We're offering a FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD from our Death Valley EP!
The Death Valley EP is also available for sale via the BTE Store as well as various LSU retailers.
It will be available for MP3 download through the iTunes and Amazon.com .
LSU Reveille discusses the release of Better Than Ezra's Death Valley ep, what inspired the band to make the album, history of the band with LSU, and what's next for BTE.
Music Row - Nashville's Industry Publication, features an article about Kevin about his songwriting from his new base in Nasville, TN.
LSU Sports - Tom Drummond talks to LSUSports.net about Death Valley EP dropping this Tuesday! Right-click to download.
ESPN - ESPN chats with Tom and Kevin about their upcoming Death Valley SP and of course, LSU Football!
Y98 - The morning radio show St. Louis on October 4, 2011 featured an interview with Tom Drummond where he discussed the history of the band, BTE's 20+ year career and the upcoming show in St. Louis, MO as well as the BTEFoundation and Krewe of Rocckus.
LSU's Legacy Magazine features a full page article on BTE's musical influences, history of the band, and songs inspired by their time at LSU.
Offbeat Weekly highlights the 10th Annual Ezra Open charity event.
Scene Magazine - Check out the cover of Scene Magazine's Weekly talking about 10th Annual Ezra Open Harrahs New Orleans!
2011 LSU TV Spot - Check out LSU's Fall ad campaign featuring BTE! GEAUX TIGERS!
Argus Leader catches up with Tom as he discusses BTE's history, making songs available on the internet before the big online craze, and what Better Than Ezra has coming up in the near future. There is also an additional article about the Downtown Live music festival featuring BTE as the headliner.
99x audio interview - Listen to Kevin Griffin on Atlanta's 99X with Axel in the Morning that aired on Friday, August 12, 2011. Kevin discussed Better Than Ezra's over 20-year career, New Orleans and the many characters residing there, playing in Suwanee that weekend and upcoming projects for BTE. Download the mp3 (Right Click: Save As)
Baltimore Magazine - Life Changing Art: Kevin Griffin. This post highlighted the piece of art that changed Kevin's life, which was Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat" and the reason why.
Mix 106.5FM - Listen in to this audio interview as Kevin Griffin joined Jojo and Reagan to talk about performing in the heat, and his sure fire way to cool off, keeping the band together for over 20 years, writing a number one country song and the Krewe of Rocckus.
Listen in to Star 104.5's The Arthur & Riell Morning Show and podcast broadcast with BTE. The 9 minute segment featured an interview with Tom Drummond where he discussed the band's history, concert at Red Sky Music Festival in Omaha, an upcoming album, and LSU fight song cd. Download the MP3
InsideMilwaukee.com and Summerfest's YouTube Channel have a 2 minute video segment featuring Better Than Ezra at one of the Summer's largest festivals and included footage from the live performance as well as an interview with Kevin Griffin and Tom Drummond.
MunckMusic.com has BTE's May 6th Jazz Fest live performance available for download. It features the entire BTE setlist and was mixed by none other than our very own Tom Drummond.
Ludington Daily News - Download a PDF file of the June 26, 2011 edition of the Ludington News featuring BTE and the upcoming Val du Lakes concert in Silverlake, MI. The article discussed the band's history, their upcoming performance at Val Du Lakes on Saturday, June 18th and what it takes to stay relevant in the ever changing music world.
WXRX - Better Than Ezra's Tom Drummond was featured on WXRX - The X's Stone & Double T Show on June 7, 2011 in an audio interview. Tom discussed the band's history, their upcoming performance at Chicago House of Blues on Friday, June 17th, staying relevant in the ever changing music world and what the future holds.
Atlanta Music Guide ran a photo gallery of images taken from the Atlanta Show at Center Stage.
The Times-Picayune posted a couple of pictures from BTE's post Jazz Fest festivities at the Whiskey Blue after-party in New Orleans.
Jackson Free Press catches up with Tom Drummond about the band's history and show in Jackson, how the music industry has changed, the band's BTE Foundation and what the future holds for the band.
RollingStone.com - The 2011 Jazz Fest Webcast Schedule has been announced. Better Than Erza is taking part in the 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest webcast on May 8th. Beginning at 6 p.m. CST on May 8th, the high definition broadcast will include approximately 4 hours each night of performances, interviews, as well as a trip around the Fair Grounds to give viewers a glimpse at some of the elements that make Jazz Fest so special. For more information and webcast schedule, go to www.rollingstone.com/jazzfest
The Daily Times - Tom Drummond chats with the Daily Times about BTE's name origins (yes, the REAL answer . . . maybe), individual projects and news about the upcoming BTE album.
CNN.com - Video clip of BTE's Krewe Of Rocckus festivities with behind the scenes footage and highlights of the event.
Gambit Weekly - The Better Than Ezra Foundation was highlighted as local heroes and given a "bouquet" from the weekly magazine for the Bethune Elementary playground the foundation built.
Kevin solo show - This Friday April 1, 2011 Kevin will be performing a solo acoustic show in Atlanta, GA with Ed Roland from Collective Soul.
Bethune Elementary ribbon cutting - New photo album uploaded of the BTE Foundation ribbon cutting ceremony at Bethune Elementary.
WWLVTV New Orleans - Kevin Griffin discusses his Krewe of Rocckus second line march that began at Capdeville restaurant and some other endeavors BTE is doing in connection with Mardi Gras.
Cupcakes and Cashmere - Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere (one of the judges at our Bloody Mary making contest with Chef John Besh) included us in her blog post about New Orleans' ongoing Mardi Gras celebration.
LSU Reveille - article on the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans and Baton Rouge including BTE's two shows at the House of Blues New Orleans as part of Krewe of Rocckus!
Trip Smarter - Rocckus rocks Mardi Gras this year! Read more about what's included in the Krewe of Rocckus package for Mardi Gras weekend.
Associated Press - Several news organizations of the Associated Press feature an article on the Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras festivities this weekend.
LSU.com features an article on BTE and the BTE Foundation, Krewe of Rocckus and BTE's beginnings as a band at LSU.
LSU's Reveille Entertainment Blog features an article on the Krewe of Rocckus itinerary and what's included in the package.
iHeartNOLA.com features an article on the BTE Foundation and the band's recent contribution to Bethune Elementary School.
Inside New Orleans with Eric Asher on WIST-AM features a radio interview with Tom. The segment begins at the 1:54 mark. Listen to mp3 audio interview here.
Offbeat Magazine features a spotlight on the BTE Foundation and their efforts to build a playground for Bethune Elementary school in New Orleans.
WWLTV in New Orleans features a video interview about the BTE Foundation and Kevin and Tom's personal successes.
Cupcakes and Cashmere - online blog features the invitation to Krewe of Rocckus!
Offbeat Magazine Offbeat Magazine features a spotlight on the BTE Foundation and their efforts to build a playground for Bethune Elementary school in New Orleans.
Country Roads Magazine features an article on BTE's concerts, history and upcoming Krewe of Rocckus event.
AOL's Gadling.com features an interview with Tom Drummond about the Krewe of Rocckus and what the band has in store for you!
New Orleans Tidbits features our Krewe of Rocckus event on their website.
AOL's PopEater.com features an article on BTE and highlights the 90's resurgence, BTE's new fans and Kevin's songwriting success.
Once again Better Than Ezra has the privilege of being invited to play The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Widely considered to be one of the most prestigious music festivals in the world, we are always honored to be taking part. Please come join us Friday, May 6th. View the full festival line up at www.nojazzfest.com
AOL's Popeater.com - Interview with Kevin Griffin about the Krewe of Rocckus 3-day Mardi Gras event, how the idea came about and what individuals can expect.
Houston Music Review - Review of BTE's performance at the House of Blues in Houston. Written by Eddie Ferranti.
Scene Magazine - BTE featured on page 24. The coverage highlights the Krewe of Rocckus event, how it came about, what visitors can expect.
YouTube- Tom and Kevin invite you to spend Mardi Gras with BTE and Krewe of Rocckus on March 3rd through 5th.
Budget Travel Magazine - Kevin Griffin talks with BudgetTravel.com about the upcoming Krewe of Rocckus Event with BTE.
New Orleans Living features an interview with Kevin Griffin about the upcoming Krewe of Rocckus event in New Orleans.
Houston 103.7FM - DJ Steve Robison interviews Kevin about the Road to Mardi Gras tour, Krewe of Rocckus and the future of the band.
The Boot - Better Than Ezra's Kevin Griffin Goes Country.