Eric Arthur plays piano with Bucucrasu & The Slimline Shufflers. Our style is rooted in the New Orleans blues and boogie tradition, taking inspiration from piano masters like Dr John and James Booker. We enjoy composing tunes that break new musical ground, with odd metered grooves and a rich mix of influences that includes jazz, latin, hip hop, folk and classical. We also bring a fresh take to many of the blues classics.
The legendary Professor Longhair was memorably described as the “Bach of rock”. In our own West Country way we continue the exploration of the motherlode of funk that is the New Orleans blues style. The piano is truly the king of instruments and the New Orleans style is one of the best for evolving fresh grooves – and keeping it funky.