The Nth Power Laura Reed THU, APRIL 18, 2019 DOORS: 8:00 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PM EXIT/IN NASHVILLE, TN $15.00 - $18.00 on Ticketfly
The Nth Power Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.
The trio hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce’s world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Nevilles New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Browns Body perfectly compliments singer and guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane.
The Nth Power's 2013 independent EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test, showcases a first glimpse of the spark shared among the group, delivering gospel-style vocals with soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs in nearly mathematical fashion. They have followed up that release with a studio album in 2015 "Abundance" produced by Ira Schickman and live release "To Be Free" in 2016 recorded and mixed by Paul Diaz.
“It’s my dream team,” said Glaspie, “each one of us is a songwriter, so when we get together, everything becomes that much stronger.” Beyond raw skill, however, Glaspie cites a deep spiritual connection as the glue that binds them together. “Music is what brought us together, but its the spiritual bond that makes us play so in touch with each other,” she explained. And at the core of their vibe is a deviously simple concept the healing power of love.
The Nth Power's inspirational sets have floored audiences at music festivals like Electric Forest, Bear Creek, Catskill Chill and North Coast Music Festival. The band has been relentlessly touring and writing for the past 4 years since their inception and continue to grow in their mission as they spread love and healing through music across the land.
Although the band members are based across the East Coast, they maintain New Orleans as their spiritual home, and the celebratory essence of that city’s music culture is audible in each performance.
Simply put, there is something pretty magical happening in this band, and they’re only just getting started. “Were going as far as you can go on the planet Earth and playing music,” explains Glaspie, “I don’t know how many times we’ve said it we are so blessed.”
Together, The Nth Power wants to change lives through a message of musical love and understanding.<hr />
“I was really young when I left South Africa,” says Laura Reed, “but I had this vision that if I ever came back, I’d be singing for a huge crowd.”Two decades later, Reed’s dream became a reality when she returned to the Sandton neighborhood of Johannesburg, where she grew up, and took the stage in front of 30,000 cheering music fans at the Joy of Jazz Festival. Reed was the special guest of harmonica icon Lee Oskar that night, and her star turn at the festival was an unforgettable highlight in a career that’s been chock full of them. Don’t let the fairytale moment fool you, though. A single mother who scraped by on welfare at one point just to make ends meet, Reed climbed her way to success from the ground up, building a devoted audience for her singular blend of rock, blues, and funk through grit, determination, and relentless touring. Over the years, she’s collaborated with everyone from George Clinton and Killer Mike to Robert Randolph and Jewel, sung at Madison Square Garden, garnered praise from Sheryl Crow and Debra Messing, and shared bills with Mali Music, India.Arie, Valerie June, and Anthony Hamilton among others. Throughout all the ups and downs, Reed embraced bold risks without ever sacrificing her artistic independence, betting on herself and her talent even when the odds seemed stacked against her.“I’ll never forget I was in singing in the studio one night with my back turned and suddenly someone grabbed me by my arm,” remembers Reed. “It was Whitney Houston. She asked my name and said, ‘You have great talent. You’re as real as collard greens.’ Then she looked in my eyes, really close to my face, and told me, ‘Never stop singing. It’s gonna get hard, but whatever happens, never stop.’” Laura Reed never stopped singing, and now, as she stands on the eve of releasing her debut collection for Blue Rose Music, it’s clear that all those gambles are paying off.
|Type of Place||Live Music|
|Address||2208 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203, USA|
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