FRED TACKETT and PAUL BARRERE of LITTLE FEAT and New Orleans Suspects will perform at Cervantes' Other Side on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th. Doors will open at 8:00 P.M. Showtime is 9:00 P.M. This is open to patrons 16 and over. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show. A 2 day pass is also available for an early-bird price of $30.00, $35.00 in advance and $40.00 day of show.
This show will feature an acoustic set by Paul and Fred, a set by The New Orleans Suspects, followed by a 90 minute set featuring Paul and Fred backed by the New Orleans Suspects performing classic Little Feat songs as well as NOLA favorites!
New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 and 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).
Louisiana Red Hot Records will release Ouroboros from New Orleans Suspects on October 14, 2014, the band's third release and the follow up to their 2012 live CD, Caught Live At The Maple Leaf. Featuring 10 original songs, Ouroboros defines 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-- that takes the listener on a wild ride through the city’s musical history in a brand new vehicle. The title of the recording was carefully chosen by the band. The Ouroboros is a powerful symbol--an ancient circular icon of a serpent eating its own tail--that symbolizes cyclicality and things that begin anew as soon as they end. This idea perfectly describes New Orleans Suspects, a band that represents a second chance, or rebirth, for its veteran members.
FRED TACKETT is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best known for his work as a member of the legendary band LITTLE FEAT, heralded for their swampy, bluesy Americana rock. Paul Barrere has been the guitarist for LITTLE FEAT since 1972. Additionally, he has recorded and performed with many notable musicians including Robert Palmer, Bonnie Raitt and Carly Simon. Tackett and Barrere tour as an acoustic duo; the pair has been joining New Orleans Suspects on tour dates for the last two years.