In a world full of darkness and chaos, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light -- announcing their "Fall In Love" 2014 North American tour. The tour's western leg is highlighted by a six-date West Coast concert series with British funk fusionists, The New Mastersounds, which kicks off Sept. 23 in Seattle, WA, before headlining two nights in Portland, OR Sept. 24 and 25, two nights in San Francisco, CA Sept. 26 and 27, and ending in Santa Cruz, CA Sept. 28.
The Nth Power brings together five seasoned talents from the funk, soul, rock, reggae and world-beat universes: guitarist and vocalist Nick Cassarino (Big Daddy Kane, Jennifer Hartswick Band), keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall (Lettuce, John Scofield, Pretty Lights, Warren Haynes), drummer and vocalist Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Dumpstaphunk), bassist Nate Edgar (John Brown's Body, Rubblebucket) and 110th generation West African percussionist, Weedie Braimah (Toubab Krewe).
Together, the fluid power and raw synergy of their vibe makes audiences want to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goosebumps. But at the core of that vibe is a deviously simple concept -- the healing power of love.
“Our music is more than just music,” Glaspie said recently. “We’re on a mission to try to help people, and heal the world, and make people feel better about themselves, and just let them know that they are loved. There’s so much hate in the world, we feel that we can use this platform to make the world a better place.”
"Just know that when you hear this music, you're going to feel something -- you're going to connect with something higher than yourself," said West African percussionist Weedie Braimah. "With what's going on all over the world and on the news right now, people need to inspired by love now more than ever, and music is the universal language."
The Nth Power is currently recording their debut full length album, Abundance, anticipated for a March 2015 release date. The group put out an independent EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test, in April 2013 -- a year after they first joined forces in New Orleans for a late night Jazzfest performance on Patton Avenue. After a handful of brief tours and festival appearances since, The Nth Power comes full circle in 2014, sharing their powerful performances with a slew of new cities and venues across the country and overseas.
Learn more from their mini-documentary, Welcome To The Nth Power.
"Fall In Love" Tour Dates:
9/18 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
9/19 Park City, UT - The Boneyard *
9/20 Sandpoint, ID - The Hive
9/23 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge +
9/24-25 Portland, OR - Douglas Fir Lounge +
9/26-27 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall +
9/28 Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley +
10/3-6 Caloundra, AUS - Caloundra Music Festival
10/9 San Diego, CA - Winston's Beach Club
10/10 Los Angeles, CA - The Mint
10/11 Petaluma, CA - Zodiac's
10/15 St. Louis, MO - Gramophone
10/16 Peoria, IL - Limelight
10/17 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
10/18-19 Black Mtn, NC - Lake Eden Arts Festival
10/20 Charleston, SC - Pour House
10/21 Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
10/23 New Orleans, LA - Maison on Frenchmen
10/24 Houston, TX - Last Concert Cafe *
10/25 Dallas, TX - Three Links
10/26 Rockdale, TX - Art Outside Festival
11/13 Boca Raton, FL - Funky Biscuit
11/14-16 Live Oak, FL - Bear Creek Music Festival
11/18 Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
11/19 Athens, GA - New Earth Music Hall
11/20 Greenville, SC - Gottrocks
11/21 Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's by the Sea
11/22 Raleigh, NC - Pour House Music Hall
11/23 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
11/26 Portsmouth, NH - Press Room
11/28 Providence, RI - The Spot
11/29 Allston, MA - Wonderbar
12/2 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
12/3 Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall
1/6 Miami, FL - Jam Cruise
+ w/New Mastersounds