The New Orleans Suspects to record live album @ The Maple Leaf this weekend

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For two special nights this weekend, The New Orleans Suspects take over the The Maple Leaf to lay down live tracks for their next album, due out this winter. They will no doubt be in polished form, rehearsed and ready to put their on-stage work on wax for the first time, in front of the fans that love ‘em. Symbolically, the Leaf is as ideal as any, as The Suspects’ early days centered around the club in the months after Katrina. It was Reggie Scanlan that brought them together, combining two Wednesday night residencies that featured Jake Eckert, and – and finally forming the group in 2009. For Scanlan, the longtime Radiators bassist, The New Orleans Suspects’ has been a chance to breathe new life into his work, and he found himself going full time with the Suspects’ just days after the Rads called it quit last Summer. The same goes for Willie Green, who has found a new home among peers, as the venerable Neville Brothers have slowed down their days on the road.

The Leaf should be rocking for these two gigs, and it is a pretty rare opportunity to get to witness a band make an album – my recommendation to you is to get out there and enjoy in a little bit of New Orleans music history…

WHO: The New Orleans Suspects
WHEN: Friday, September 28th & Saturday, September 29th
WHERE: The Maple Leaf
*Discounts will be available for students over 21 with a valid student ID.

The New Orleans Suspects are: “Mean” Willie Green – The Neville Brothers | Reggie Scanlan – The Radiators | Jake Eckert – Dirty Dozen Brass Band | CR Gruver – Outformation | Jeff Watkins – James Brown.

Spotify: The New Orleans Suspects
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