It’s hump day folks, so lets take a look back in time to this freshly released early recording of The Clams and I, filmed December of last year in beautiful Bonita Springs, FL at the Sugar Shack Sessions:
Feels like forever ago! Also, have you seen our latest music video for Animal? If not, hear ya go, and if so, show a friend or two!:
Happy hump day folks!
I’ve finally reached that point on the road where I’ve collected too many records and I have no more space for them in the van….oh well.
For this edition of BBR I’ve chosen a record from a little well known band called FUCKIN’ CREEDENCE ….actually it’s Creedence Clearwater Revival and the album is Cosmo’s Factory!
I picked up this album in a Salvation Army for maybe $2. I also bought a few VHS tapes for maybe $2 as well. It’s a good thing when you can find great things for hardly any money!
Tonight we’re rocking the walls in Flagstaff, AZ at The Green Room! Check it out!
We are delighted to be playing ATOMGA’s first full length album release show! Denver’s own 10 piece afrobeat orchestra strives to make authentic, groovin’, socially conscious music that will keep your mind as busy as your hips. Also gracing the stage, Denver’s own Human Agency and Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda! Join us all at the Bluebird Theater in Denver for an night of music to remember. Show starts at 9.
Cannot wait to be in Colorado for 2 beautiful weeks! Playing in Boulder this Friday at the Gold Hill Inn & Denver this Saturday at the Bluebird Theater w/ Atomga!
Can’t wait till then? Catch us tonight in Lawrence, KS at the Bottleneck! 2 sets – show starts at 9pm.
Hey y’all, it’s time for another edition of BBR.
Last week we played at the Continental Club in Houston, and across the street is a wonderful record shop – Sig’s Lagoon. They have vinyl everywhere and their prices are very good! So while searching through their stuff, I found a beauty….
That is New Orleans’ Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Folks, this is the very first album Preservation Hall released, and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s a live performance of the band recorded on October 18, 1964, at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have to say that owning and reading through this album, I’ve become inspired for a new segment on the site. I haven’t yet thought of a name, but it’s about time I start sharing more about the history of my hometown and the people who’ve made it what it is now. Until then, please enjoy a cut from this record and be inspired!!
Tonight we’re partying in Grand Rapids, MI at the grand Founders Brewery! Showtime is 9pm, so get there early and get your taste buds going on their fine brew selection!
Chugging along and damn does it feel good y’all. We’re about halfway through this summer tour and things are better than ever!!
For this edition of BBR I’m pulling out Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66. Even if you haven’t heard this entire record, you’ve most definitely heard their hit version of Mas Que Nada!
and for those soccer fans out there…
Tonight we’re in Cincinnati, Ohio at Findlay Market for the Findlay after Five series! Come on out for an evening with us from 5 to 9. Good tunes and Good food!
See y’al there. Boots
Today, to show appreciation for the divine feminine, we feature a artist from Tennessee, known as the “Empress of the Blues”. Her name is Bessie Smith, and this world lost her a little too soon. May she inspire and uplift you with her sweet, yet gritty vocals.
Tonight we take stage at Exit/ In in Nashville, TN with Kim Logan and Randy Reed. Doors at 8pm, Show at 9. So excited to grace this amazing city with our dirty brass.
Oh man, things are really sounding big and bad in the Dirty Bourbon camp with our new friend Adam on the Bone!! So for this edition of BBR, I’m busting out…
Mr. Fats Domino’s Blueberry Hill!
I recently purchased this beauty in Pittsburgh, PA at Dave’s Music Mine (it was down the street from our gig at Club Cafe) and have been listening to it the past few days while we were home. The record is in great shape and it’s got all the hits on there! But it gets even better…all of the tracks are live!! That’s right! Live! The crowd’s cheering before and after each song adds so much to the performances.
Unfortunately though y’all, I’m not able to find any cuts from the album online and I haven’t filmed the record playing at home…so you’re just gonna have to make due with these other cuts of the “Fat Man” in the meantime.
Tonight, we’re in Alpharetta, GA at the beautiful Matilda’s! Showtime is 8:30pm and we’ve got two powerhouse sets ready to go!
See y’all there! ~Boots
Three truly amazing things ladies and gentlemen:
1) We’re playing in Athens, GA tonight at the Foundry as part of our Important Things Humans Should Know CD release tour. Grab your tickets here. Show starts at 8pm – we’re playing 2 sets.
2) We have a new 6th member! Adam Lessnau will be joining us as a guest trombonist though the remainder of our Important Things Humans Should Know tour. The brass is booming big now baby. Come dig his chops tonight at the Foundry, or one of our other many tour dates on the left sidebar.
3) Noah’s 10 year beard is getting out of control. He’s only 9 months in, and it already covers bowties and has a tiny refrigerator cabinet were he keeps a conservative assortment of 8 oz sodas. Somebody make it stop…
Hello folks, it’s time for another installment of BBR!
This week I’m pulling out another new record from my birthday bag and going with the classic Rolling Stones’ album, “Sticky Fingers!”
Released in 1971, it’s considered the Stones’ best album having gone triple platinum with hits like “Wild Horses,” “Brown Sugar,” and “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking.” This edition I have features the controversial “zipper” that when unzipped reveals and tiny pair of whitey-tighties compliments of Andy Warhol. (This zipper would eventually be changed because it caused damage to the vinyl during shipment) It’s a wild cover, one that VH1 named the “No. 1 Greatest Album Cover” of all time.
So I hope enjoy this album, I know I certainly do…
Tonight we’re at Cafe Nine in New Haven, CT. The Devil Plays Poker opens up at 8pm. Dirty Bourbon is set to follow! We’ll see y’all there.
* Shoutout to Mike and Amanda for this record. Good people in North Carolina y’all, even if they are Panthers fans..