The newest super group from New Orleans, The New Orleans Suspects, features members of legendary veteran touring acts The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Tonight in Lucille's, this hot new outfit will perform a benefit show to help pay for extensive cancer surgery for bassist Reggie Scanlan.
Formed in the wake of the June 2011 breakup of The Radiators after 34 years, The New Orleans Suspects are comprised of some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including bassist Reggie Scanlan (Radiators, the Professor Longhair Band), drummer Mean Willie Green (The Neville Brothers), saxophonist Jeff Watkins (James Brown, Joss Stone), guitarist and vocalist Jake Eckert (The Dirty Dozen Brass Band), and keyboardist and vocalist C.R. Gruver (Outformation). The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from the repertoires of The Radiators, The Nevilles, and The Dirty Dozen.
Touring to strong crowds and press accolades since July 2011, The New Orleans Suspects recently released their eponymous debut album. Come out to Lucille's tonight and support a good cause with some good music!
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