We’ve had a lot of new experiences on this tour so far, good ones and bad ones. So as it is good to always be tested, we must now strategize on how to repair our recently disfigured vehicle.
On our drive from Utah to Colorado, feeling high and happy about our first conquest into new territory with new stories about new friends, a deer decided it was time for us to have a nice slice of shit pie…. Our van is beaten and torn, but thanks to skilled driving, a cool head, and one badass piece of man-made machinery there’s still 5 members of the Dirty Bourbon River Show, 15 instruments, and a collective spirit that can’t be broken.
“It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested.” - J.R. Lowell
So we have much to figure out as we recharge in Durango, CO. Charlie’s 23rd birthday is tomorrow, wish him a happy one folks. Our next show is in Flagstaff, AZ on our nation’s day of Independence. A time of celebration is at hand – we are safe and sound with no plans of slowing down (metaphorically, that is).
What happens when your bass drum pedal suddenly and violently breaks on the first song of a set? You MacGyver it back together using nothing but three rubber bands, a paper clip, two strips of gaff tape and then play the rest of the show like nothing ever happened. Rock and Roll.
Gig tonight at Balliceaux in Richmond, VA. Show starts at 10:30.
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:
Got some big cities coming up: Chicago on Wednesday (w/ Cliff Hines @ Martyr’s), 2 shows in Detroit this weekend (Cliff Bells Jazz Residency), three shows in NYC next weekend (Hill Country, Rockwood Music Hall & Brooklyn Bowl), then Baltimore, Richmond, Asheville, Chapel Hill & many more to follow. Hope to see you there, & please help spread the word!
03.27 Chicago, IL @ Martyr’s
03.28 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founder’s Brewery
03.29 Detroit, MI @ Cliff Bells
03.30 Detroit, Mi @ Cliff Bells
04.04 Washington D.C. @ Hill Country
04.05 New York, NY @ Hill Country
04.06 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
04.07 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
04.11 Rochester, NY @ Abeline
04.12 Lancaster, PA @ Burning Bridge Tavern
04.13 Baltimore, MD @ The 8×10
04.14 Thomas, WV @ The Purple Fiddle
04.15 Berryville, VA @ Barns of Rosehill
04.18 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
04.20 Pittsboro, NC @ Shakori Hills Festival
04.25 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
04.26 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Our two month mini-tour begins now – lookout Austin, Boulder, Denver, Chi-town, Detroit, NYC, Baltimore, Asheville & many others! Schedule of showdates on the sidebar to your left – Kick-off party tonight at the Continental Club in Austin – show starts at 10pm sharp – it’s gonna be a good two months ladies & gentlemen…
Tonight we play our first show ever in Boone, North Carolina at the Boone Saloon! Show starts at 10.