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.
Where y’at NC? Playing in Boone tonight (at the Boone Saloon) and in Asheville tomorrow (w/ Sirius B at the Emerald Lounge). These will be our last 2 NC shows of the tour, so make sure to tell a few peeps and come on out!
09/19/13: Boone Saloon
489 W King St., Boone, NC 28607
$5 – Showtime @ 10pm
09/20/13: Emerald Lounge w/ Sirius B
112 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC
$6 – Doors @ 8:30pm (after Downtown After Five)
9:15 DBRS Set One ~ 10:15 Sirius B Set ~ 11:45 DBRS Set Two
We’re back in Wilmington at The Whiskey! Come on out and get the weekend started early. Show starts at 10:30.
Our first time in Kinston, NC! Get up to The Red Room to get down. Show starts around 9:30.
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.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It’s been a while, but tonight we return to Greensboro’s own Blind Tiger for this month’s final show in North Carolina! We’re headed way north from here, so come and get your fix in one of the state’s finest venues tonight!
The Scorchin’ Sons will be kicking things off at 10, but the doors open at 8 so you can come say hey and grab a drink before things get crazy. Tickets are $8 at the door. We’ll see you there!
Today we are playing the Downtown Winston Salem Summer Music Series! Join us on the corner of 6th and Trade Street. Show starts at 7.
It feels good to be back in North Carolina! Tonight we play the Whiskey in Wilmington, NC. Dirty Bourbon kicks off at 10:30. Come on out. It’s always a party at the Whiskey.
Volume Four is now out on iTunes and Bandcamp, and to support its release we’re coming to YOUR city to play for YOU. Dig the dates above and please help spread the word! Ad Astera per Aspera
Join us tonight at the Local 506 in Chapel Hill for our last show of the tour! Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands start the show at 9, followed by yours truely at 10pm. Show’ll probably sell out, so get your tickets in advance here: