The Nth Power brings blended music style to local tavern

Tiffany Trent, Opinion Editor


The Nth Power, a quartet of talented and gifted world-­class players, is taking the music world by storm. The band, which blends funk, jazz and soul genres, continues to break out of the typical musical boundaries to create a whole new style of music.

The band consists of creator and drummer Nikki Glaspie, bassist and songwriter Nate Edgar, guitarist and singer Nick Cassarino and percussionist Weedie Braimah.

They came together at a 3 a.m. jam at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2012, which Cassarino refers to as their “birthplace.”

“[We were] backing up Jen Hartswick during Jazz Fest of 2012. She and Nikki put the band together,” said Cassario. “It was a hot night, dirty club, swampy vibe and after the gig was over at 6 a.m., we looked at each other and said ‘this is a band,’ and realized we had to do something.”

Since forming the band in 2012, The Nth Power has become a success, having already performed over 150 gigs and releasing a full studio album entitled “Abundance” in fall 2015.

When asked about his expectations of the band’s success, Cassarino said, “All I expected was us to work on getting better and making a difference in people’s lives. We are in the streets around the country on the ground talking to people about what they are going through every

day. That’s all I still expect—to work harder and help more.”

The Nth Power is interested in producing music that brings people together and nurtures spiritual awareness.

“I hope people come away with a sense of peace, love and inspiration,” said Cassarino. “We write spiritual music. We write music about overcoming issues and furthering a sense of spiritual self. We are not alone. Life gets hard and we want to provide an experience of peace and respite for the souls of this world to recharge from the daily grind of American life.”

The Nth Power will be playing at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 at the Belly Up Tavern, located on 143 South Cedros Ave Suite T. Advanced tickets are selling for $12.

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