The touring lifestyle is a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs, which requires patience and grit to get through the trials between the good times. Sometimes you’re flat broke; sometimes you have to sleep on tile/concrete/wooden floors; sometimes you spend mind-numbing, endless hours in the van to play a new city, and sometimes the whiskey is gone… The payoffs, though, can sometimes be so rewarding that your decision to do this whole, crazy godddamned thing is validated a hundred times over!
Yesterday was one of those days, my friends. We left Cambridge early to play our little hearts out at the sold out Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA, and had the time of our lives! We were honored to share the bill with greats like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Norah Jones, the James Hunter Six, and our personal heroes, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band!
We played our set to a great audience, second line paraded a bunch of cardboard fish-bearing children and parents around the grounds, and sat in with the Dirty Dozen! We had such a good time that we decided to share some pics from the festivities with you. The tour is kicking off right, and we’ve still got almost 2 more months of shows to do, so keep your eyes out! We’re coming for ya.
Ah, what a day. We aren’t done with the northeast just yet, though!
Tonight we’ll be debuting at Rochester, NY’s Lovin’ Cup with the talented Amanda Ashley! The doors open at 6, and Amanda Ashley kicks things off at 7. Come make our last night in the northeast for this chunk of tour a party!
Come one, come all, to new free festival called Fools of April. Hosted by Loyola University & Crescent City Radio, the event will take place in the West Road Parking Garage on Loyola’s main campus. There’s plenty of beer, food, & awesome student bands, with Dirty Bourbon closing out the event at 6:20pm. Come get down on this awesome grub, drank & musica!
The Dirty Bourbon River Show is proud to announce the newest member of their family, Sir Logan Van Meter:
Logan hails from Berryville, VA, and will be joining us as Band Consigliere. He is a honed jack-of-all-trades, and knows how to use a sword. Look out America.
In other news, whole bunch of new tour dates posted on the left sidebar. Kicking off April on the 6th w/ a free show at Loyola, leading up to Jazzfest on the 27th – Closing out the Lagniappe Stage at 5:25pm on the Clapton day. Super excited for that one.
That’s about it y’all. Happy April Fools Day. Party Hardy in your dad’s Ferrari. One Love – DBRS
Check out this awesome footage! Full set, flying cameras, fancy clothes, 1080HD, the works! Special thanks to Ashley Sampson and Lea Lintern for hooking it up. Here’s five of our favorite picks and then a link to the entire performance at the end:
Thats right ladies and gentlemen! The Dirty Bourbon River Show will be playing the Main Stage at Voodoo Fest on Sunday, November 3rd from 12:45 to 1:45. Kid Rock and the Cure will follow.
Click HERE to see DBRS’s featured profile on the Voodoo Fest website, create your custom line-up (don’t forget to add us!) and check out the other acts playing that weekend. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride, and we are honored joining the Experience for our first time.
Our first year at Leaf Festival was a rousing success! We were lucky enough to rub elbows with great New Orleans artists like the legendary Dr. John and the Night Trippers, Soul Rebels, the 101 Runners, as well national and international greats like James Hunter 6, Vieux Farka Toure, and the John Cowan Band. Sharing the stage with these unbelievable musicians was a great honor as well as a lot of fun. Thank you so much Arts Director, Billy Jack for having us on the lineup. Your final year at Leaf will be forever remembered.
Whole bunch of new shows added – New Orleans, Charlotte NC, Charleston SC, Ocean Springs MS, Starkville MS, and St. Louis MO. Also, festival times for our Rhythm & Roots and LEAF performances posted as well! Dig the sidebar to the left for more details!
Can’t wait till then? Come catch us tonight at Zanzabar in Louisville, KY. Doors at 8, show at 9. Get your tix HERE.