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New Orleans Suspects and Sol Roots perform at The Hamilton Live
New Orleans Suspects and Sol Roots perform a concert of raw funk, deep blues, greasy soul, swamp rock, and hypnotic rhythms at The Hamilton Live, in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. on Saturday February 15.
By: 9th Floor Music
"Together, the musicians of New Orleans Suspects produce an effervescent musical gumbo of upbeat funk, traditional R'n'B, Louisiana swamp pop, and soul-infused rumbas, all played with mature confidence..."
When the New Orleans Suspects arose from the primordial musical soup that is New Orleans, they were a fill-in band and an occasional jam band at their neighborhood Maple Leaf Bar. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group called themselves The Unusual Suspects. Their chemistry was undeniable and by the summer of 2011 they decided to tour full-time, renaming the band New Orleans Suspects. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. They have currently released five albums and established themselves as one of New Orleans' best supergroups.
"Sol Roots brings a soulful blend of rock and blues, with a natural stage presence" - JamBase
The Sol Roots band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves, and greasy soul. Sol is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has toured with many roots, funk, and blues legends around the world as a part of Music Maker Revue.
Sol Roots is proud to be a "Next Generation" Music Maker Relief Foundation artist and an official Home Grown Music Network artist. The band will feature bassist Andreas Holmstrom and drummer Eddie Christmas (of New Orleans Suspects, Jon Cleary, Tab Benoit), and National Endowment of the Arts fellow, harmonica master Phil Wiggins (of Cephas & Wiggins).
Sol Roots was awarded "Best Blues Act/Group" in 2019 by The Wammies / The MusicianShip.
"Washington DC's premier listening room for music and entertainment is dedicated to celebrating the talent and passion of America's best artists. DC is a city where polish and sophistication have been charmed by a bohemian spirit creating a new thriving artistic underground. The Hamilton LIVE provides local, national and international musicians the unique opportunity to entertain guests in the comfort of a superbly engineered listening space"- Destination DC