An Evening with Better Than Ezra In Philly, PA

Kevin Griffin performs with Better Than Ezra at World Cafe Live in Philly on 7/07/2019 - Photo by © Carl Rocker

Philadelphia, PA – Better Than Ezra strolled into the sold-out World Café Live in Philly on a muggy, humid night Sunday, July 7, 2019 to “pass a good time,” as they say in New Orleans.

Andrew Duhon performing at World Cafe Live, Phila. PA 7/07/2019 Photo by ©Carl Roccia

Andrew Duhon trio opened for Better Than Ezra with their own style of southern charm. A New Orleans native, Andrew Duhon, is a singer/ songwriter with a voice that emanates from the soul. In 2014 he released, ‘The Moorings’, and was nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Engineered Album’. Andrew’s new record, False River, was released in May 2018.

Better Than Ezra performing at World Cafe Live in Phila. PA 7/07/2019 Photo by ©Carl Roccia

New Orleans-based rock group, Better Than Ezra, had a stage presence that brought back memories of steamy evenings on Bourbon Street. The audience roared as they took their places on stage. Kevin Griffin, a wonderful storyteller, kept the packed house engaged throughout the night with his wit and humor, generating a very warm feeling as he guided the crowd through the night. This band has a dynamic range and is a must-see this summer.

Better Than Ezra originally formed in 1988 as a roots rock outfit with slight elements of country and punk. The current line up is: Kevin Griffin – lead vocals, guitar, piano (1988–present), Tom Drummond – bass guitar, backing vocals (1988–present), James Arthur Payne Jr. – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1996–present) and Michael Jerome – drums (2009–present). Together Now is the band’s eighth studio album. 


1. Daylight
2. A Lifetime
3. Extra Ordinary
4. Grateful
5. Breathless
6. At the Stars
8. King of New Orleans
9. Sincerely, Me
10.Live Again
12. Good
13. WWOZ
15. Crazy Lucky
16. Laid
18. Juicy
20. Desperately Wanting
21. Our Last Night
21. Tiny Dancer (Elton John cover)
22. Beautiful Mistake


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Better Than Ezra released “Good” as the first single from their major-label debut album, Deluxe: