The Nth Power

S&S Presents

The Nth Power

Joshy Soul, Talia Keys and the Femme

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Nth Power
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 goose bumps.

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.

The Nth Power's 2013 independent EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test, showcases a first glimpse of the spark shared among the group, delivering gospel-style vocals with soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs in nearly mathematical fashion. They have followed up that release with a studio album in 2015 "Abundance" produced by Ira Schickman and live release "To Be Free" in 2016 recorded and mixed by Paul Diaz.

“It’s my dream team,” said Glaspie, “each one of us is a songwriter, so when we get together, everything becomes that much stronger.” Beyond raw skill, however, Glaspie cites a deep spiritual connection as the glue that binds them together. “Music is what brought us together, but its the spiritual bond that makes us play so in touch with each other,” she explained. And at the core of their vibe is a deviously simple concept the healing power of love.

The Nth Power's inspirational sets have floored audiences at music festivals like Electric Forest, Bear Creek, Catskill Chill and North Coast Music Festival. The band has been relentlessly touring and writing for the past 4 years since their inception and continue to grow in their mission as they spread love and healing through music across the land.

Although the band members are based across the East Coast, they maintain New Orleans as their spiritual home, and the celebratory essence of that city’s music culture is audible in each performance.

Simply put, there is something pretty magical happening in this band, and they’re only just getting started. “Were going as far as you can go on the planet Earth and playing music,” explains Glaspie, “I don’t know how many times we’ve said it we are so blessed.”

Together, The Nth Power wants to change lives through a message of musical love and understanding.
Talia Keys and the Femme
Talia Keys and the Femme
Talia Keys- a multi-instrumental, singer, songwriter, performer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Playing locally, nationally and internationally solo as well as fronting various band projects. When performing solo Talia live loops guitars, bass, synthesizer, drum machine, beat-boxing and vocals for her one woman show, "Gemini Mind". Sporting her brand of funky blues, soul, reggae, rock, that has "the rawness of Janis Joplin and the fire of Jimi Hendrix."

So far in 2015 Talia has been direct support for Michael Franti & Spearhead (Sundance Film Festival) and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (2x). This summer she'll headline Women's Redrock Music Festival, Roots of the Rocks Revival (with Nicki Bluhm& The Gramblers), open The Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival (with Nahko & MFTP, ALO, Mother Hips w/ Nicki Bluhm...) and.. perform at The Electric Forest Music Fest (with String Cheese In, BASSNECTAR, Skrillex, Charles Bradley, Galactic...). All part of her nation wide tour beginning June 3rd. She is currently recording most of the parts for her new 11 song solo album, "Fool's Gold", set to release mid-summer.

In 2014 Talia played 149 shows, recorded and released her solo EP "Gemini Mind," toured across the United States, filmed a commercial, licensed her original song "Me" for Salt Lake City Tourism's new re-branding campaign SKI CITY, and was named at the top of Insomniac's 2014 Best of Electric Forest.
In addition to Gemini Mind you can find her lead vocal/drumming, playing guitar, bass, and synthesizer in various Talia Keys & Friends projects or with Marinade, her band for the previous five years. Together they have been direct support for March Fourth Marching Band, Hot Buttered Rum, Orgone, Monophonics, Pimps of Joytime, Rusted Root, Junior Marvin and his Wailers and John Brown's Body.

Playing all sorts of music venues, music festivals and film festivals including 2010-2015 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 Electric Forest Music Festival, 2013 Arise Music Festival, 2011 European Independent Film Festival, Utah Burning Man, headlined Desert Rocks Music Festival, Roots of The Rocks, Uncle Uncanny's, Building Man, Melon Nights, Groovefest and Snowbasin BBQ and Blues.

Talia is an advocate for human rights and uses her music to convey a message of growth, awareness and love. She hopes to inspire compassion and respect for our Earth and one another. "Music is very healing. If I can inspire just one person a show, I feel I am doing something right!"
Venue Information:
Urban Lounge
241 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84102