We are approaching the one-year anniversary of The Nth Power’s tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, the late-night party that had everyone talking after Jazz Fest in 2016 (and it’s happening again on May 2, 2017!). A few months after its NOLA test drive, the band recruited a cast of characters for a revival at the second-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive in Brooklyn, New York, during October of last year. Dubbed “Earth, Wind & Power,” the show saw The Nth Power welcome an insane lineup of musical guests to help pay tribute to the iconic soul catalog of EWF. In honor of the late Maurice White, the band brought out Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge and a killer horn section that included Eric “Benny” Bloom, Ryan Zoidis, Skerik, Natalie Cressman, and Farnell Newton to complete their lineup.
The funk assassins of Earth, Wind & Power will return yet again to New Orleans on Tuesday, May 2nd at The Howlin’ Wolf, and they’re bringing a ton of special guests for this show including Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band, Skerik, Weedie Braimah, Farnell Newton, Galactic’s Erica Falls, and Drew Sayers and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet (tickets). In honor of next week’s show, enjoy this performance of “Devotion” from the Brooklyn Comes Alive installation of Earth, Wind & Power.
Earth, Wind & Power will be joined by Oteil and Kofi Burbridge and Neal and Alan Evans, also known as the All Brothers Band, as well as up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman. Additionally, a number of awesome musicians will gather in The Den to pay tribute to Allen Toussaint. The band known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox” will consist of Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from Turkuaz, Sasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Joe Tatton from The New Mastersounds, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band.
Tickets for this special late-night performance are going fast and are available at this link!
[Cover photo courtesy of Phierce Photo]