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.
On the second day, Beyond fabricated the poofer.
With both pieces together, it was time for a test.
I say it was a rousing success. I cannot thank Beyond Joy enough. This fire tuba system is as beautiful as it is functional.
Matt Thomas, holding a baby goat
We here at the Dirty Bourbon River Show have been sifting through a bunch of old classic album covers this past week in an attempt to brainstorm the perfect imagery for our upcoming Volume Four CD cover, and along the way have unearthed some real gems we thought we’d thought you’d like to see ~ enjoy!:
Photos by Wayne Mitchell & Terra Anderson
Hey, look what I found! Antioch Shriner’s Hat – $5 – Ceaser’s Creek, Ohio
Fall’s rolling round the corner yet again, and so we thought it best to greet it with a brand new Dirty Bourbon website design. Check it out and let us know what you think about the new switch:
Aside from its super-savvy nuevo look and glistening graphics, a few of the new design features include:
1) a beefed up gig calender w/ showtimes, ticket prices, set descriptions, & venue site links
2) completely new Press & Performance Info sections with an EPK, technical, and hospitality riders
3) newly designed Music, About Us, & Booking sections
4) new widget and social media integration
5) a picture of Bootsy, yelling at the camera.
Can you spot 1) through 5) ? Let us know in the comments section below…
…Soon to come: Lyrics section for entire discography + floating musica player
Photoset by Terra Lyn Anderson
Volume III is almost finished being mixed/mastered, and so we need an album cover pronto! Help us decide – which of the 3 samples below is your favorite?
So, what’s it gonna be – #1, #2, or #3? Let us know on our Facebook wall or in the comments section below and we’ll post the winner next week. ~ DBRS
Charlie’s Portch – Gainsville, GA
The Nick – Birmingham, AL
12th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival – Hampton, VA
Phil Roebuck’s Banjo – Hampton, VA
Noah & Clint – Norfolk, VA
Charlie Outside of a Food Lion – Wilmington, NC
On The Road
Some Fancy Joint Downtown – Tallahasse, FL
Like Tetris – Tallahassee, FL
Clay Outside The Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL
Bootsy Follies – Tallahassee, FL
Back Home w/ Makers in Hand – New Orleans, LA
May 19-June 18, 2011. Good Times. Catch us on the next one:
8.04 Decatur, GA
Twain’s Billiards & Tap
8.05 Huntsville, AL
Concert on the Dock
8.06 Atlanta, GA
Star Bar – Little Vinyl Stage
8.07 Bristol, TN
8.08 Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse
8.10 Knoxville, TN
12pm WDVX Blueplate Special
8.10 Knoxville, TN
7pm Preservation Pub
8.11 Roanoke, VA
Martin’s w/ Holy Ghost Tent Revival
8.12 Newton, NC
Newton-Conover Auditorium w/ Holy Ghost Tent Revival
8.13 Raleigh, NC
The Lincoln Theatre w/ Holy Ghost Tent Revival
8.14 Beaufort, NC
8.16 Charleston, SC
The Tatooed Moose
8.17 Greensboro, NC
The Blind Tiger
8.18 Saxapahaw, NC
Haw River Ballroom w/ Onward Soldiers + Phil Cook & his Feat