HUSHconcerts is proud to present an esteemed assemblage of topnotch Bayou-bred music ninjas, the NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS. This esteemed quintet brings together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including: Reggie Scanlan on bass (The Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards/vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation). The band is revered in New Orleans and is building a loyal audience with year-round touring. San Diego Union Tribune called them “a rollicking blend of funk, jazz, blues, rock and vintage N’awlins R&B, designed to fill dance floors with gyrating celebrants.”
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The 2014 release of Ouroboros (Louisiana Red Hot Records) features 10 original songs that define the band’s sound, which is one that puts their own twist on the traditions of New Orleans music-fever-inducing funk, irresistible R&B rhythms, Longhair rhumbas, dancing-in-the-street second lines, jazzy soul-drenched horns, mind-melting swamp hoodoo, and feet-don’t-fail-me-now Carnivale music. The highly-acclaimed CD received substantial airplay on 3 SiriusXM stations: Bluesville, Jam_ON and The Loft.
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They are currently putting the finishing touches on a new recording, Kaleidoscoped, which features a plethora of special guests including members of Little Feat, Tower of Power and “TheTonight Show” band. The CD is tentatively scheduled for release in fall of 2016. This NOLO-funk super-group takes the stage at Slims, Friday, April 15 along with BRASS MAFIA and HARRY DUNCAN.