The New Orleans Suspects
featuring Abstract Giants
Saturday, May 26, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
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. If this were really the case, The New Orleans Suspects would be in a class all their own. The group is comprised of musicians with experience and versatility that rival any other band that the city has ever produced.
The band features "Mean" Willie Green from Neville Brothers, Reggie Scanlan from Radiators, Jake Eckert from Dirty Dozen Brass Band, CR Gruver from Outformation and Kevin Harris from Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Together these five musicians create music that is firmly rooted in the modern New Orleans sound with compelling originals and tasteful covers. The rhythm section of Scanlan and Green are as comfortable together as red beans and rice. Gruver tickles the ivories or soars into the stratosphere on the organ. Harris provides stellar saxophone fills and solos with great aplomb. Eckert’s rhythm guitar work neatly complements his razor sharp solos. Though the band can clearly jam, with Eckert and Gruver trading off on lead vocals they are no simple jam band.