New Orleans Suspects CO Summer Tour

Article Contributed by Michelle Roche… | Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New Orleans Suspects brings together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including: “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); CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation); and Eric Vogel (Tony Hall Band) on bass guitar.  Founding member Reggie Scanlan (The Radiators, Professor Longhair) still performs at select shows. The band has seven shows in Colorado including:

Thursday, June 15th @ 7:15 p.m.
FIBArk Whitewater Festival
Riverside Park
FREE & all ages

Friday, June 16th @ 6:00 p.m.
Colorado BBQ Challenge
FREE & all ages

Saturday, June 17th @ 6:00 p.m.
Lone Tree Summer Concert Series
Sweetwater Park
Lone Tree
FREE & all ages

Saturday, June 24th @ 10:00 p.m.
Cervantes’ Other Side (Panic After Show)
$15/$20 & 16 and over

Wednesday, July 19th @ 6:00 p.m.
TMVOA Sunset Concert Series
Mountain Village/Telluride
FREE & all ages

Thursday, July 20th @ 6:30 p.m.
Snowmass Free Concert Series
Snowmass Village
FREE & all ages

Friday, July 21th @ 8:00 p.m.
Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Crested Butte
$15/$20 & all ages

New Orleans Suspects released their third full-length studio recording, Kaleidoscoped, in September 2016 to rave reviews and substantial airplay on four stations on Sirius/XM Radio. It was added into rotation on neary 170 non-commercial AAA, blues and jazz stations.  Kaleidoscoped  encompasses traditional Louisiana genres such as Cajun swamp pop, Mardi Gras Indian Funk, a pastiche of Southern rock, Dr. John-style R&B and traditional jazz all with a colorfully distorted lens. The band's sound is often described as "psychedelic funk." A slight outlier of a track, "Dixie Highway," was written by Paul Barrere for Little Feat; he and Fred Tackett (also of Little Feat) add guitar/vocals and mandolin, respectively, for a New Orleans feel the listener might imagine Little Feat having searched for, but never located.