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New Orleans Suspects with Erica Falls

Aug 13, Saturday - 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

This all-star performance is a convergence of New Orleans cultural heavyweights. Crescent City musical veterans the New Orleans Suspects, alongside a guest appearance from vocalist Erica Falls, set the musical tone for a vibrant set.

The New Orleans Suspects started out as a pickup band at the famed Maple Leaf Bar and have been tearing up the festival and club circuits ever since. Before forming, the group’s members had performed with James Brown, Fred Wesley, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joss Stone the North Mississippi Allstars, and more. Together, the Suspects have recorded and performed with the New Mastersounds, Dr. John, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, Widespread Panic, Col. Bruce Hampton and many others. They’ve released five critically-acclaimed albums.

For their Summer Fest set, they team up with NOLA vocalist Erica Falls, who channels a sassy, soulful tone that recalls an earlier era. Noted as the “new queen of New Orleans Neo-Soul,” Falls previously toured nationally as the vocalist for renowned New Orleans funk band Galactic. Throughout her career, she has recorded and performed with icons, including GRAMMY Award winner Allen Toussaint, Sting, No Doubt, Joe Sample, Dr. John, Jennifer Hudson, and John Fogerty.

The New Orleans Suspects started out as a pickup band at the famed Maple Leaf Bar and have been tearing up the festival and club circuits ever since. Before forming, the group’s members had performed with James Brown, Fred Wesley, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joss Stone the North Mississippi Allstars, and more. Together, the Suspects have recorded and performed with the New Mastersounds, Dr. John, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, Widespread Panic, Col. Bruce Hampton and many others. They’ve released five critically-acclaimed albums.

For their Summer Fest set, they team up with NOLA vocalist Erica Falls, who channels a sassy, soulful tone that recalls an earlier era. Noted as the “new queen of New Orleans Neo-Soul,” Falls previously toured nationally as the vocalist for renowned New Orleans funk band Galactic. Throughout her career, she has recorded and performed with icons, including GRAMMY Award winner Allen Toussaint, Sting, No Doubt, Joe Sample, Dr. John, Jennifer Hudson, and John Fogerty.


Personnel

Jake Eckert: Guitar and Vocals
CR Gruver: Keyboards and Vocals
Erica Falls: Vocals
Jeff Watkins: Saxophone
Eric Vogel: Bass
Eddie Christmas: Drums