New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group called themselves The Unusual Suspects. Their chemistry was undeniable and by the summer of 2011 they decided to tour full-time, renaming the band New Orleans Suspects. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. In three short years they released three CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best super-groups.
NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS will perform at Zydeco on Friday, October 23rd at 10:00 P.M. Tickets are $12.00. The venue is located at 2001 15th Ave, Birmingham, AL. For more information: http://www.zydecobirmingham.com/ or call 205-933-1032.
New Orleans Suspects is comprised of 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 and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).
Known for their blazing performances, the band’s live set combines original songs with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks as well as favorites from Radiators, Neville Brothers and the Dirty Dozen repertoire. 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.”
Ouroboros is the band’s third recording and the follow up to their 2012 live CD, Caught Live At The Maple Leaf. Released in October 2014 on Louisiana Red Hot Records, Ouroboros features 10 original songs that define the band’s sound, which is one…