About Better Than Ezra
The best songs, records, and bands transport you back to the first moment you heard them each and every time they play.
you caught a house party gig after Better Than Ezra formed in 1988 at Louisiana
State University, heard “Good” on the radio once it hit #1 during 1995, became
a fan following Taylor Swift’s famous cover of “Breathless” in 2010, or saw
them headlining sheds in 2018, you most likely never forgot that initial
introduction to the New Orleans quartet founded by Kevin Griffin [lead vocals,
guitar, piano] and Tom Drummond [bass, backing vocals].
Along the way, they launched the Better Than Ezra Foundation (www.BTEFoundation.org) in order to support their hometown. Chaired by Drummond, its charity endeavors span coastal restoration projects, after school programs for underprivileged kids, and more. Since 2008, it has raised over $1.7 million for causes throughout greater New Orleans.
Celebrating 25 years of Deluxe in 2018, the guys reissued the record on double vinyl. Detailing the release, Forbes summed up the group’s influence beyond the nineties scene it helped define.