New Orleans Suspects
New Orleans Suspects, riding their Top 10 blues radio-charted album Kaleidoscoped, and fresh from tours with Bonerama, Leftover Salmon, New Mastersounds and Paul Barerre and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, make their debut appearance at the Florida Jazz and Blues Festival Oct. 29, 2017. The New Orleans Suspects are a band that’s fallen into a groove and are rapidly working their way into the consciousness of educated music fans around the country. With a sound that’s familiar enough to be welcoming, yet challenging enough to please the most critical of purists, The Suspects are putting their own spin on the music of New Orleans as they layer boogie-woogie piano, soulful blues guitar and jazzy horns on top of funky bass lines and complex rhythms. The result is a wildly infectious sound that pays tribute to everyone from James Booker and Bobby Charles, to The Meters and Galactic.
Refugees from a variety of New Orleans outfits such as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Neville Brothers and The Radiators join for a rousing celebration of rock, world beat, and lots of Crescent City funk. With the backbeats of veteran drummer Mean Willie Green (Neville Bros., Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Grateful Dead) these guys lock together and explode on stage.