New Orleans Suspects @ Cervantes Other Side in February

Article Contributed by Michelle Roche… | Published on Friday, January 22, 2016

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS will perform at Cervantes Other Side on Friday, February 19th with SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS and MAMA MAGNOLIA.  Doors open at 8:00 P.M.  Showtime is 9:00 P.M.  This event is open to patrons 16 and older.  Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. For more information, call 303-297-1772 or visit

The band has 3 other shows in Colorado including:  Saturday, February 20th, Burning Stones Event Plaza, Copper Mountain; Saturday, February, 20th, Old Town Pub, Steamboat Springs; and Sunday, February 21st, Crested Butte Center for The Arts, Crested Butte.

New Orleans Suspects brings together 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).  

The band is revered in New Orleans and is building a loyal audience with year-round touring.  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.” 

The band's 2014 release Ouroboros (Louisiana Red Hot Records) features 10 original songs that define 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.  The highly-acclaimed CD received substantial airplay on 3 SiriusXM stations:  Bluesville, Jam_ON and The Loft.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches on a new recording with a plethora of special guests.

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