Billy Iuso is a New York native who formed the funky, psychedelic guitar-fronted, jam funk pioneers Brides of Jesus in the early ‘90s. They quickly developed a strong following in the Wetlands scene alongside Warren Haynes, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. In 1996 Billy relocated to New Orleans permanently, and has planted his roots there with his wife and three children. Billy established himself in the live music scene in New Orleans, forming his current band Billy Iuso and Restless Natives (BIRN) in 2002.