The Nth Power with Laura Reed
Thu, Apr 18 9:00 pm
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 goosebumps. 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. Laura Reed: South African-born, Carolina-raised, sharpened and polished in Music City by award-winning songwriters and producers from across the genre spectrum like Shannon Sanders (India Arie, John Legend, Robert Randolph), WLPWR (Yelawolf), and Paul Worley (Lady A, Dixie Chicks), Laura Reed is poised to make impact with her unique brand of urban and rock-influenced Americana. “I don’t really have words to express how much I love Laura's music. It's real, it's authentic, it's what the world needs.” Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks) "Reed oozes charisma and confidence, her voice nothing less than an instrument of seduction." - Blurt "eclectic and adventurous" - That Mag Reed relocated from Johannesburg to North Carolina while she was still just a child, but her family carried their culture and traditions (as well as their love of writing) with them wherever they went. At nine years old, Reed saw her first poem published in print, and at fourteen, she picked up her first guitar.