It’s been an awesome summer for AOS, from our CD release party to our show at Doc’s Lab with our friends, Koobi Fora. We’re going to end the summer with a bang, opening for the New Orleans Suspects next Sunday, September 20th, at the hallowed Great American Music Hall. The Suspects formed in 2011 after the breakup of The Radiators. The band comprises some of the best players in New Orleans, including: Reggie Scanlan, bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green, drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band), saxophone; Jake Eckert, guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and C. R. Gruver (The Meters Experience, Outformation), keyboards and vocals. The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire, so you know it’s sure to be a Big Easy party.
It’s a huge honor to play this venue and we would love for all of our friends to come out and support us. We go on at 8 PM sharp! We are only playing for 30 minutes, so make sure to leave time for parking and transportation or you may miss it. We will be hanging out all night so make sure to come find us and party New Orleans style after the show.
Don’t forget to add our new EP “You Can Never Go Back” to your spotify playlists!