Hello again everyone! As we take a well-earned break for Thanksgiving, I can finally sit back and digest some things Naughty Professor has experienced recently. We’ve played a ton of shows, recorded our new album at Studio in the Country, and are about to embark on a quest through the blizzard-gauntlet that is the North East for a winter tour. Spending more time away from New Orleans than ever, our van is beginning to feel more and more like a second home.
Recently Naughty ventured East to play with some incredible up and coming bands that left me spellbound and genuinely inspired. Our first show was at a great new venue in Atlanta Aisle 5 with The Nth Power, a relatively new soul group born in New Orleans with a stacked lineup (includes New Orleans mainstay drummer Nikki Glaspie, former drummer for Dumpstafunk, and soul-expert Nigel Hall on keys) playing music that comes straight from the heart. In my opinion, The Nth Power plays nothing but honest to goodness musical truth.
Then we drove up to Charleston, SC for a show with The Main Squeeze, a powerhouse of a funk/rock group that specializes in flawless execution and soul-ridden song writing. They are a hook machine, a hit factory (If you couldn’t already tell, I like them a lot). No doubt they will continue to explode in the music scene. It was really cool to play with them and I look forward to doing it again!
Coming up next: our 2014-2015 Winter Tour. We’re foraging through the snow to reach GA, NC, D.C., MA, PA, VT, and NY. Having lived in the South my whole life, this experience is a first for me. I’ve never been that far North this deep into winter before, but I think I’m capable of living through it, even if I have to slay a Taun Taun to keep warm.
Check out our shows page for specific dates!
We hope to see all of you soon.
- by John