The Bucket List: The Top Ten Artists To See At Jazz Fest
Perhaps one of the biggest question marks on the 2012 Jazz Fest line-up (if there even can be question marks with a roster this eclectic) is Givers, a psychedelic indie-pop quintet who broke out last year with their excellent debut album, the tropical-infused In Light. Their style seems a bit out of place next to, say, Bonnie Raitt or Bruce Springsteen—but don’t sleep on these colorful Louisiana craftsmen.
Tom Petty may have recently been looted of his prized electric guitar stash, but that shouldn’t stop he and The Heartbreakers from doling out the goods at Jazz Fest. It’s been nearly two years since the band’s last studio album, the bluesy Mojo, but the long-running outfit have approximately 400 years worth of discography to draw from, so a well-manicured setlist should be no issue. And good news; those missing guitars have been returned.