Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power will inspire you to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goosebumps. Few artists pack as much punch in a five-piece, all-analog ensemble as The Nth Power. The formula starts with drummer Nikki Glaspie(Dumpstaphunk, Beyoncé)'s deep pocket, explosive energy and silky vocals, compounded by bassist Nate Edgar (John Brown's Body), whose quiet confidence lies in perfect contrast to the emphatic, funky low-end he creates. Next, the unmistakable vocals of Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Warren Haynes Band) and his innate ability to preach with a keyboard hit the groove in full force. Over the top comes Nick Cassarino (Jennifer Hartswick Band, Big Daddy Kane), oozing more soul in one finger than most guitarists could create in a lifetime, and with a voice that immediately wraps the room in sex appeal. West African djembe master Weedie Braimah (Toubab Krewe, Kreative Pandemonium) is the final X-factor, creating a rhythmic symphony that completes the equation with resounding finesse. Together, the Nth Power wants to change lives through a message of musical love and understanding. "Just know that when you hear this music, you're going to feel something -- you're going to connect with something higher than yourself," Braimah explained. December's Thank You Tour follows the April 20, 2013 release of Basic Minimum Skills Test, a six-song EP the group unleashed on the streets of New Orleans during Jazzfest. There, early buzz about The Nth Power's transcendent live performances first took hold, and the band has since appeared on a handful of festival lineups, including Electric Forest and Bear Creek Music Festival. Currently recording at Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, The Nth Power plans to release a full-length album in 2014. "The sound we create is built on a strong foundation of love," said Hall. "We're just getting started, the best is yet to come." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.