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New Orleans' newest super-group, New Orleans Suspects, featuring members of legendary veteran touring acts The Radiators and The Neville Bros., will make their Athens debut at The Melting Point on Thursday, May 30th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. In addition to the regular menu, The Melting Point will also offer two dinner specials for the evening including smoked chicken and sausage gumbo with rice and a fried shrimp Po Boy with choice of side (both $14.00). The band formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years. The band comprises of some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including: Reggie Scanlan on bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band) on saxophone; Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and C. R. Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Outformation). 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. Fans of New Orleans' music are raving about the band's live show!
doors at 6:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
$10.00 in advance, $12.00 at door