Today, The Nth Power announces their debut national tour, hitting the road Dec. 3-14, 2013 for the first time since the underground ensemble joined forces in New Orleans less than a year ago.
Finding a brief window apart from the bandmembers’ various other touring projects, fans in Washington, DC; Greensboro, NC; Charleston, SC; Asheville, NC; Raleigh, NC; Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Portsmouth, NH andProvidence, RI will get a rare first listen of what could easily be the next marquee supergroup of soul music.
Few artists pack as much punch in a five-piece, all-analog ensemble as The Nth Power. The formula starts with heavy-hitting drummer Nikki Glaspie (Dumpstaphunk , Beyoncé)’s deep pocket, explosive energy and silky vocals, compounded by bassist Nate Edgar (John Brown’s Body), whose quiet confidence lies in perfect contrast to the emphatic, funky low-end he creates. Next, Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Warren Haynes Band, John Scofield)’s unmistakable vocals and innate ability to preach with a keyboard hit the groove in full force. Over the top comes frontman Nick Cassarino (Jennifer Hartswick Band, Big Daddy Kane), oozing more soul in one finger than most guitarists could create in a lifetime, and with a voice that immediately wraps the room in sex appeal. West African percussionist Weedie Braimah (Toubab Krewe, Kreative Pandemonium) is the final X-factor, creating a rhythmic symphony through the djembe that ties the whole equation together with undeniable finesse.
Together, The Nth Power wants to change your life through a message of musical love and understanding — one that will inspire you to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.
“Just know that when you hear this music, you’re going to feel something — you’re going to connect with something higher than yourself,” Braimah explained.
December’s tour follows the April 20, 2013 release of Basic Minimum Skills Test, a six-song EP the group unleashed on the streets of New Orleans during Jazzfest. There, early buzz about The Nth Power’s transcendent live performances first took hold, and the band has since appeared on a handful of festival lineups, including Electric Forest and Gratitude Harvest Festival, as well as Bear Creek Music Festival this coming weekend.
Currently recording at Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, The Nth Power plans to release a full-length album in 2014.
“The sound we create is built on a strong foundation of love,” said Hall. “We’re just getting started, the best is yet to come.”
12/03/13 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
12/04/13 – The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
12/05/13 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
12/06/13 – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC
12/07/13 – Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
12/08/13 – The Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
12/10/13 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
12/11/13 – 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center – St. Louis, MO
12/12/13 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL (w/Lettuce)
12/13/13 – Sullivan Hall – New York, NY
12/14/13 – Thirsty Moose Taphouse – Portsmouth, NH
12/15/13 – The Spot Underground – Providence, RI