We found out a nice tidbit of information this evening when Ryan Montbleau broke the news that he will be heading to New Orleans in May to record a new album with Crescent City musicians Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne and Simon Lott. This supergroup will feature ‘bleau and Anders on guitars, Neville on keys, Lott on drums with George holding things down on bass, aka a pretty bad ass lineup. In fact we suggest Pretty Bad Ass as a band name.
Montbleau, whose own group is currently in the middle of a huge transition, has been branching out of late. in addition to the upcoming recording sessions, the “pied piper of chicks” spent time writing songs with Soulive’s Eric Krasno on Saturday after packing the Brooklyn Bowl with the Ryan Montbleau Band the previous evening. Considering the RMB’s packed schedule next month, it looks like the sessions with the group we hope is called Pretty Bad Ass will go down the second week of May. Be sure to follow Ryan’s Twitter feed for his take on how things are going. We’ll keep you posted on more details about this new supergroup as they surface.
Update: Montbleau took to Twitter again this morning to share more details about this supergroup. The session was put together by Ben Ellman from Galactic, who will also handle production duties. Ryan also mentioned he has yet to meet any of the musicians he’ll be working with. Also, ‘bleu mentioned there are no plans for any performances at this time.