Ladies and Gentlemen,
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!
This evening we’ll be going on into the Wolf Hills (as named by frontiersmen Daniel Boone after a wolf encounter) to come be a part of the Abingdon Blues and Funk Festival. Its free, and the music kicks off at 6pm with Jesse Dee, and then DBRS’ll close out night round eight. It’s gonna be a street par-tay.
Less than 2 weeks to go on our Kickstarter! Only at 37% :( ~ We were hoping to be at at least 50% by now, as we’re already 3/4’s of the way through the campaign… if we don’t meet the goal, we don’t get the money! Please check it out, help us make this record! Passing the tip jar round at shows now, gotta make it happen, spread the word y’all, gotta lot of good tunes going on this next one! We’ll be sure to play a bunch of ‘me tonight too!
Here’s a link to the Kickstarter:
KICKSTARTER – DBRS
Oh, an isn’t this amazing?:
What’s crackalackin’ y’all. Here in Lexington – kickin’ it, doing a litttle thrift shopping – getting ready for our 1st show of the tour tonight at Willie’s Locally Known! Show starts at 8 with local jazz cats the Swells, followed by Yours Truely round 9. You coming? Yeah, you’re coming…
Not in Lexington? Check out our freshly updated tour schedule on the left sidebar <- and please help spread the word! DBRS is coming to a town near you soon! Until Then…
After a morning of shoveling and sliding through the slush in Baltimore, we’re hitting the open road headed full steam toward Bristol.
The venue tonight is the ever classy 620 State Street. Show starts at 10pm!
Come early and get some good food.
It has finally started getting warmer so it’s time to get back out on the road! Our first tour of the year starts in Huntsville, Alabama at the Straight to Ale Brewery. Show starts at 8.
New Orleans, here we come!
Second day of tour and it is cold outside! We’re off to the Stoltz Listening Room in Easton, MD. Show starts at 8.
The Florida tour is over! Our time here was short but very fun. Thanks to everyone for coming out and making this Florida tour our best yet.
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
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.