Better Than Ezra

Formed in 1988 out of Louisiana State University, it took seven years of struggle to get signed, then only seven weeks to get a number one hit with their song “Good”, selling to Platinum status. In this episode, leader Kevin Griffin reveals the journey of this alternative rock band, and shares his answer for the meaning behind the band’s name. Hear the band perform their latest hit “Crazy Lucky” and much more.


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