PHOTOS: Dragon Smoke @ Tipitina’s Uptown 12/2/11

Like many local super groups, Dragon Smoke, a New Orleans group made up of Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Ivan Neville and Eric Lindell, formed in 2003 for a one-off Jazz Fest Super Jam gig and has played sporadically ever since. As the good word has spread about their rare blowouts, they’ve become a must-see staple for thrill-seeking JF fans at both the festival and late night scene. This fall, the band announced a multi-coast mini-tour and a new album in the works for 2012, kicking it off with a show at Tipitina’s last week.