The Nth Power formed during an impromptu late-night jam in New Orleans at Jazz Fest 2012. The relentlessly funky and soulful band taps in to an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, creating songs that move their audiences to dance.
That's sure to be the case tonight, Oct. 12, when The Nth Power headlines the free Levitt AMP concert series at 7 p.m., bringing their party to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Sound Advice Band featuring Neshawn Calloway opens.
The Nth Power hails from diverse backgrounds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce's world-touring drummer for five years before she joined New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk.
Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Brown's Body compliments singer and guitarist Nick Cassarino, who toured with Big Daddy Kane.
"It's my dream team," says Glaspie. "Each of us is a songwriter, so when we get together, everything becomes that much stronger. Music is what brought us together, but it's the spiritual bond that makes us play so in touch with each other."
The band has been continuously touring the last five years, but maintain New Orleans as their home.