Soulive Guitarist Leads Fans to Mayan Ruins
As the guitarist in Soulive, Eric Krasno has opened for the Rolling Stones, recorded with Dave Matthews and helped inspire the revival of Stax Records. But he's never been to the Mayan ruins. That is, until last week when he led a group of fans -- camp counselor style -- in Cozumel, Mexico, to the ancient grounds, followed by an afternoon of snorkeling. The expedition was part of Jam Cruise, a five day "floating music festival" which also had a port stop in Honduras before the ship disembarked in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"I've always wanted to see the Mayan ruins and I love snorkeling," Krasno tells Spinner. "It's a cool opportunity to see some cool stuff."
Each Jam Cruise features a different itinerary to mostly Caribbean locations, and Krasno is a veteran of the festival. In addition to Soulive's two performances on this year's venture, Krasno became a usual suspect in the informal all-night jams that took place in one of the vessel's lounges. "It's a dream to be on the ship," he says. "My girlfriend loves to do the excursions and I dig it too. It's like a cool vacation."