Nth Power Announces Expanded Spring Tour

Article Contributed by Margaret Willard | Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today, The Nth Power and Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles announce 16 additional tour dates on their co-headlined "Funkapower" Spring Tour, with new stops in Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and on to the Mid-Atlantic in May and June.

The tour pairs a funky new solo project from Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy keyboardist, Cory Henry, with veteran soul dream-team, The Nth Power -- whose bandmembers have toured with Beyonce, Big Daddy Kane, John Brown's Body and Toubab Krewe. The two breakout groups will alternate opening and closing sets throughout their 33-city tour, which travels to 21 states throughout the Eastern US March 29-June 5.

The idea to join forces manifested shortly after The Nth Power and Snarky Puppy collided on Jam Cruise in January 2015, where The Nth Power celebrated their 100th live show together performing on the festival's main stage. Both groups' style and experience lent itself to such a beautiful pairing, which plans to blow audiences away with an awe-inspiring medley of mind-melting, intellectual, baby-making music.

"Cory [Henry] is seriously one of the greatest keyboardists of our time," said Hall, who cites legends like George Duke and Herbie Hancock as some of his earliest influences. "Just watching him makes me a better player. I can't wait to share the stage with him again."

The spring partnership marks the first national tour for Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, who will perform original music in the style of James Brown, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire. The Nth Power plan to showcase unreleased songs like "Only Love" and "Walk on Water" from their forthcoming full-length studio album, Abundance, as well as slow jams like "Only You" from their 2013 EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test.

Formed from an impromptu performance during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Nth Power -- drummer Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Dumpstaphunk), keyboardist Hall (Lettuce, Warren Haynes Band), guitarist Nick Cassarino (Big Daddy Kane), bassist Nate Edgar (John Brown's Body) and West African percussionist Weedie Braimah (Toubab Krewe) -- exploded onto the live touring circuit in 2014, traveling more than 80 cities across the US and internationally to Costa Rica and Australia. Their melody-centric formula fuses elements of funk, gospel, reggae, psychedelic jazz and world-beat with three-part vocal harmonies and soulful lyrics that testify to the healing power of music.

Following the spring tour with Henry, The Nth Power kicks off festival season at Wanee Music Festival Apr. 18 in Live Oak, FL performing a special Steely Dan tribute set. Other 2015 festival appearances will include Summer Camp Music Festival May 21-22 in Chilicothe, IL; Dark Star Jubilee May 23 in Thornville, OH; Wakarusa Music Festival June 7 in Ozark, AZ; Telluride Jazz Festival July 31 in Telluride CO; Gathering of the Vibes Aug. 1 in Bridgeport, CT; Werkout Music Festival Aug. 7 in Thornville, OH; Camp Barefoot Aug. 21 in Bartow, WV and others TBA.

The Nth Power Tour Dates (Complete List):

3/27 Boca Raton, FL - Funky Biscuit

3/28 Dunedin, FL - Dunedin Brewery

3/29 Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House*

3/30 Athens, GA - Georgia Theater*

3/31 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco*

4/2 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House*

4/3 Chicago, IL - Chop Shop & 1st Ward*

4/4 Lansing, MI - The Loft*

4/5 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*

4/6 Columbus, OH - Woodlands Tavern*

4/8 Rochester, NY - Water St. Music Hall*

4/9 New York, NY - Cutting Room*

4/10 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*

4/11 Providence, RI - The Spot Underground*

4/12 Washington, DC - Gypsy Sallys*

4/14 Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre*

4/15 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*

4/16 Asheville, NC - New Mountain*

4/17 Greenville, SC - Gottrocks*

4/18 Live Oak, FL - Wanee Music Festival

4/24-25 Albuquerque, NM - Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

4/26 New Orleans, LA - The Republic

4/28 New Orleans, LA - Howlin' Wolf

4/29 New Orleans, LA - Oak Street Block Party

5/4 New Orleans, LA - Blue Nile

5/14 Austin, TX - The Parish*

5/15 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Ballroom*

5/16 Dallas, TX - The Door*

5/18 Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall *

5/19 Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley*

5/20 Indianapolis, IN - Jazz Kitchen*

5/21-22 Chilicothe, IL - Summer Camp Music Festival

5/23 Thornville, OH - Dark Star Jubilee

5/26 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater*

5/27 Philadelphia, PA - Ardmore Music Hall*

5/28 Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs*

5/29 Fairfield, CT - Stage One*

5/30 Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot*

5/31 Northampton, MA - Hinge*

6/2 Baltimore, MD - The 8x10*

6/3 Roanoke, VA - Jefferson Center*

6/4 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre*

6/5 Covington, KY - Cosmo's*

6/7 Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Music Festival

6/11 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre

6/13-14 Jackson Hole, WY - Contour Music Festival

6/16 Denver, CO - Larimer

7/2-3 Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival

7/31 Telluride, CO - Telluride Jazz Festival

8/1 Bridgeport, CT - Gathering of the Vibes

8/7 Thornville, OH - The Werkout Music & Arts Festival

8/21 Bartow, WV - Camp Barefoot 9 Music & Art Festival

* w/ Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles