THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS



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It’s been said that the musicians of New Orleans are all members of one gigantic band that breaks up into smaller groups on a nightly basis. The Suspects is comprised of musicians with experience and versatility that rival any other band that the city has ever produced. “Mean” Willie Green has been the drummer for the Neville Brothers band since the 1980s. His unique attack has defined funk drumming for a quarter of a century. Reggie Scanlan’s career has been defined by his thirty-three years playing bass in the Radiators, but he also has played with some blue greats and New Orleans legends Professor Longhair and James Booker. Jake Eckert is the sterling-toned lead guitarist in the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Before joining the quintessential New Orleans funk/brass band, he honed his chops as part of the thriving southern rock scene in Atlanta, cutting his teeth with the likes of Derek Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton. CR Gruver is a classically trained pianist who was bitten by the bug known as New Orleans music after stints touring with nationally known bands such as Outformation and the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Angie Aparo. Since moving to New Orleans he has immersed himself into the scene and has become a well-regarded sideman adept at James Booker-style piano machinations and the swelling B-3 stylings of Art Neville. Kevin Harris is a founding member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. His tenor saxophone work has graced recordings across the gamut from pop stars Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews and the Black Crowes to Zydeco legend Buckwheat Zydeco, jazz songstress Norah Jones, and Modest Mouse, Widespread Panic and many more. Together these five musicians create music that is firmly rooted in the modern New Orleans sound with compelling originals and tasteful covers

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2012 LINEUP
Ben Harper
STS9
Railroad Earth
Galactic
Built To Spill
Toots and The Maytals
Ryan Bingham
ALO
Matisyahu
Lotus
Delta Spirit
Soulive
Heartless Bastards
Big Gigantic
The Devil Makes Three
Deer Tick
Greensky Bluegrass
Garage A Trois
Paper Diamond
The Slip
Lettuce
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Grupo Fantasma
MarchFourth Marching Band
Mocean Worker
The Motet: Funk Is Dead!
Skerik's Bandalabra
Red Baraat
The TRIO feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Ike Stubblefield and Grant Green Jr.
The Stooges Brass Band
The New Orleans Suspects
Ben Sollee
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Silent Frisco
Nathan Moore
The Lumineers
Marco Benevento
Elephant Revival
Papadosio
Split Lip Rayfield
Rubblebucket
Birds of Chicago
Brokedown In Bakersfield
Delicate Steve
Gardens & Villa
David Garza
Dead Winter Carpenters
Kids These Days
Y La Bamba
Mike Dillon Band
Steve Poltz
Matt The Electrician
Big Light
The Nibblers
Living Folklore
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Artists-at-Large:
- Skerik
- Mike Dillon
- "Delicate" Steve Marion
- Sunny Jain (Red Baraat)



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