Jon Cleary On World Cafe : World Cafe Call him an Englishman in New Orleans — Cleary's piano playing is a beloved fixture of the Crescent City. Hear him play "Frenchmen Street Blues" and songs from his latest album, GoGo Juice.
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Jon Cleary On World Cafe

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Jon Cleary On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Frenchmen Street Blues"
  • "Beg Steal Or Borrow"
  • "Bringing Back The Home"

If you've seen Bonnie Raitt live, chances are you saw Jon Cleary at the piano. Cleary's New Orleans-style playing has been a part of Raitt's show for years, and he continues to be a beloved fixture of the Crescent City. The Englishman is also an in-demand session musician who's recorded with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and others.

In this session, hear Cleary and his band, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, perform songs from his Grammy-winning album GoGo Juice. You'll also hear Cleary tell the story of how he followed his musical passion from England to New Orleans.

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