New Orleans Suspects @ Fox Theatre | 3/8

Article Contributed by Michelle Roche… | Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS will perform at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder, on Wednesday, March 8th with NEW MASTERSOUNDS for the Fox 25th Anniversary Show.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Showtime is 9:00 p.m. This event is open to patrons of all ages.  Tickets are $20.00-$22.00. For more information call 720-645-2467 or visit

They will also perform at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton Street, Denver, with NEW MASTERSOUNDS on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Showtime is 9:00 p.m.  These events are open to patrons 16 and older.  Tickets are $22.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to The Payback, helping Denver's homeless youth. For more information call 303-297-1772 or visit

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 Charlie Wooton (Royal Southern Brotherhood) on bass guitar.

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 takes a variegated look at roots music, funk and traditional New Orleans music through a colorfully distorted lens, creating a sound described as "psychedelic funk."  The 8 tracks include a plethora of special guests including:  Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat; Golden Commanche “Big Chief” Juan Pardo; and more. The opening tracks, "Let's Get it Started" and "Cocaine Jane" feature Jeff Watkins and Grammy Award ® winner Jake Eckert at the peak of their powers of studio wizardry.  On these tracks, they utilize Tower of Power horn veterans as well as a Leslie speaker cabinet and newer, electronic effects to great advantage.  The album sequencing devolves into twisted looks at such traditional Louisiana genres as Cajun swamp pop ("You Got the Fire" and "Creole Hannah"), Mardi Gras Indian Funk ("Round Up Dem Suspects," with call and response led by Pardo), plus a trip through a pastiche of Southern rock, Dr. John-style R&B and traditional jazz.  A slight outlier of a track, "Dixie Highway" was written by Paul Barrere for Little Feat; he and Fred Tackett add guitar/vocals and mandolin, respectively, for a New Orleans feel the listener might imagine Little Feat having searched for, but never located. 

Known for their blazing live performances,  New Orleans Suspects continue to excite audiences around the country and are revered in their hometown of New Orleans.