New Orleans Suspects and Sol Roots perform at The Hamilton Live

Article Contributed by 9th Floor Music | Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

On Friday February 3, the New Orleans Suspects and Sol Roots band join forces at The Hamilton Live, in Washington D.C., for a joyous night of upbeat funk, deep blues and soul, swamp rock, and hypnotic grooves!

When the New Orleans Suspects arose from the primordial musical soup that is New Orleans, they were a fill-in band and an occasional jam band at their neighborhood Maple Leaf Bar. 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. They have currently released five albums and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups.


The Sol Roots band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves, and southern soul. Sol is a guitarist and vocalist who has toured with many roots, funk, and blues legends around the world as a part of Music Maker Revue.

Sol Roots is proud to be a "Next Generation" Music Maker Relief Foundation artist and an official Home Grown Music Network artist. The band will feature bass master Andreas Holmstrom, and superb drummer Eddie Christmas (of New Orleans Suspects, Jon Cleary, Tab Benoit). Sol Roots was awarded "Best Blues Act/Group" The Wammies / The MusicianShip 2019.


"The Hamilton is fast-becoming D.C.’s new favorite gathering place for music, art, entertainment and inventive dining. A uniquely eclectic experience located just steps from the White House.

The Hamilton Live features a roster of emerging artists and award-winning musicians and groups from all over the world, including plenty of locally-grown talent.

Washington D.C.’s premier listening room for music and entertainment is dedicated to celebrating the talent and passion of America’s best artists. D.C. is a city where polish and sophistication have been charmed by a bohemian spirit creating a new thriving artistic underground. The Hamilton Live provides local, national and international musicians the unique opportunity to entertain guests in the comfort of a superbly engineered listening space" - Destination DC