Just relaxing at a music store after our gig at the Blue Plate Special…
Come on out to Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN! Tonight we will be joined by the one man band, slide guitar extraordinaire The Suitcase Junket! Show starts at 10.
Now that Mardi Gras has come to an end in New Orleans it’s time for us to be getting back to business, and this month of tour dates is jam packed with high-energy, whiskey soaked good times.
We’re excited to be kicking off at the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, FL. Yours truly will be part of a weekend filled with hip-shaking, foot-stomping music and delicious food served up from some of Tampa’s finest restaurants. Artists including Trombone Shorty, The Flaming Lips, Anders Osborne, The Hackensaw Boys, and Soul Rebels, among many others, will be setting fire to the stage, and it’s all happening at Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park this weekend!! Don’t miss out on damn good time Tampa!!
Years ago, when we first started to play North Carolina, I met propane flame effects artist, Beyond Joy. He wanted to set my sousaphone on fire. I was intrigued by the proposition so we began talking about design. It would have to be a simple to operate, mobile, and above all, safe.
The system would have two major parts, a pilot light and a propane poofer. The pilot light stays lit the entire time the system is on, and provides the initial flame for a second, larger blast of propane. Once Beyond had a basic design, all we needed was a few days to build and test.
Earlier this week, the stars aligned and we found some free time to work. The first day, Beyond fabricated the pilot light using copper tubing and brass fittings.
Hell yes! We’re back in Greensboro, NC again performing at the Blind Tiger with local friends and brothers in brass and mayhem, Corporate Fandango!! Doors open at 8pm and the show kicks off at 10pm with the Fandangos. We’re excited and you should be too!!
Until then, we’re getting our fill at Foothills Brewery and enjoying a nice tour of the place. Good food and delicious brew! See y’all tonight!
Yes folks we’re back in all too familiar territory – the beautiful state of North Carolina!! Tonight we’re in Winston-Salem performing at the great Ziggy’s!! Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. Armed with new songs, new threads, and a fire tuba, prepare yourselves North Carolina, we are back!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of tonight’s show at the 8×10 in Baltimore. After enduring the perilous journey to the Northeast last week in the midst of a sudden and savage freeze, we were able to play every single show of the first leg of tour… Alas, just as we thought we were in the clear and headed back south, the bitter winter beast has reared its ugly head with Round 2 in the form of Winter Storm Pax (and not a very peaceful storm, at that, whoever gives storms such ironic names)!
Fear not, though, Friends! After making the best of a legitimate snow day in Baltimore, we return to the road tomorrow to Bristol for our show at 620 State Street. The show must go on! Thankfully, Jimmy and Matt made a fat batch of shrimp etouffee from scratch a la Emeril… and there’s the whiskey. See you soon and stay warm, everyone. Spring’s right around the corner!
Photos 1&3 Courtesy of Joanne Drummond
Today we awoke in the home of one of the friendliest Connecticut residents we had the opportunity to meet. Alas, due to our host’s big-kid work schedule, we had to leave at 9 am and numbly fumble our way into the brisk morning of our first day off since hitting the northeast. There was only one thing to do…
Where they had very warm windows (it was about 19 degrees)!
Sadly, there was a charge and a gatekeeper who could offer no free passage and a group of musicians with light wallets that couldn’t justify spending $5 on sugar.
There were, however, many marvels to behold!
Thanks to the generous and sympathetic gatekeeper, our journey was not in vain. We were not to leave empty handed!
Thus ends a morning of great adventure and wonder (sort of)! An epic end to our frigid journey into the northeast… And now, on to Baltimore and beyond!!!
It’s our first show in the entire state of Connecticut! Come on out to Cafe Nine in New Haven and watch history being made. Tonight we are joined by New Haven’s own alliterative fiery folk fiddlers, Dr. Caterwauls Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps! Doors are at 8, the good Doctor starts at 8:30, Dirty Bourbon kicks off at 9:30.