Sam Dickey and Read the Sands draws inspiration from Bambara music of West Africa and Black American musical traditions from jazz to rock and beyond. The band combines sonic exploration, gravity-defying interplay, and deep folkloric knowledge to create a sound that is truly unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
Part electric jazz ensemble, part rock band, and part raucous street party, Sam Dickey and Read the Sands is a project that draws inspiration from Bambara music of West Africa as well as Black American musical traditions. The result is a sound that is powerful, spiritual, and infectious. Started in 2019, the band has developed a reputation around New Orleans for their engaging live shows.
The band members include an array of top-notch New Orleans musicians, with Sam Dickey on guitar, Shea Pierre on keys, Max Moran on bass, and Alfred Jordan on drums. As individuals, their credits include performances and recordings with Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah Scott, Donald Harrison Jr, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Amadou & Mariam, Fatoumata Diawara, and Tank and the Bangas. This breadth of musical experience informs the band’s unique sound and gravity-defying ensemble interplay. With this potent combination of top-notch musicianship, far-reaching sonic exploration, and deep folkloric knowledge, Read the Sands makes music that is truly unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
Read the Sands features:
Sam Dickey - guitar, bandleader
Shea Pierre - piano
Max Moran - bass
Alfred Jordan Jr - drums
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Restaurant is open 5pm - 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime:
Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations for the Dining Room online via OpenTable.com !
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing email@example.com your tickets have been purchased online. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival.
Kind Reminder: Snug Harbor does NOT serve food inside the Music Room. In order to preserve the integrity, quiet and focus of our world class intimate concerts, only cocktails and soft drinks are available for table service inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive at least 90 Minutes prior to your showtime in order to enjoy full, relaxing dinner service in the Dining Room right next door, before getting seated in the Music Room for your ticketed showtime.