In today’s world of overstimulation and immediate gratification, it’s easy to overlook and forget the Foundational pillars that our great society stands on.
So let’s take some time to bask in the glory of the funkiest Pillar of all…..the hardest workin’ man in the history of show-bizz, the Godfather of soul himself, Mr. Dynamite…..James Brown!!!
For one night and one night only The DIrty Bourbon River Show is in the great state of Washington. Tonight were in Seattle at the Triple Door with Seattle’s own Nu Klezmer Army! Show starts at 8:00.
This week we will take a look at one of my favorite recording artists – Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass.
With over 72 million albums sold worldwide, Alpert’s musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums, nine Grammy awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. He is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist and an instrumentalist.
It is a personal mission of mine to collect all of the Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass albums, and so far I have 11 out of 24 albums. His music puts me in a good place, and I hope it does the same fore you!
Whipped Cream and Other Delights – Whipped Cream
South of the Border – Adios, mi Corazon
Lonely Bull – Lonely Bull
Tonight we’re performing in Eugene, OR at Sam Bond’s Garage!! Show time is 9 PM with a $7 cover. See y’all there!
Ladies and gentlemen,
We’re still kicking it hard on tour, and we’re about to depart the beautiful Southwest for our debut set of shows in the Pacific Northwest! We’re really excited about the next couple of weeks, but I figured you might enjoy my little collage of random moments from our stint in New Mexico and Arizona. Enjoy!
Also, tonight we’re back in Cedar City, UT for our last show in the area of this tour. Come see us at Mike’s Tavern and do your Saturday right! Show kicks off at 9.
It is my utmost pleasure to introduce to you, the most beautiful clinical psychologist in Arlington, MA, Alena!
P.S. Gig tonight at the Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ! We’ll be joined by Flagstaff’s own Teddy’s Bullet. Teddy’s kicks the night off at 9, Dirty Bourbon hits at 10:45.
Hello all, Big Charlie checking in to let you know that Dirty Bourbon River Show has officially broken onto the Instagram scene. Follow us @dirtybourbonrivershow_
If you want to tag a post or picture of us simply put a #dirtybourbonrivershow in there somewhere and well all be able to check it out.
See ya on the interwebs!
Meanwhile Back In the physical realm, We are playing our debut show in Phoenix, Arizona tonight at the Last Exit with the Bad Cactus Brass Band. Show starts at 8:30. Come out and get some brass!
Well folks maybe I can be of service. See yesterday Jimmy went off to the huge Musical Instrument Museum here in Phoenix and came back with all sorts of photos for us. Looking through his shots of various world percussion from various countries really set me back in my chair – I’ve got so much to learn! So I began digging.
As I searched around for different world drums and sounds, I came across a website I will probably be spending a majority of the remainder of the year scanning through. Its catalog of artists is literally that grand!
WOMAD, World Of Music, Art, and Dance, is an international festival bringing together artists from all over the globe, and all of their featured artists deserve high praise. It’s an organization I hope that we can be apart of someday.
Please check it out and let me know what you think. Let me know who you’ve listened to. And of course let me know if you find some hip-shaking, heart-pounding rhythms.
Here’s what I’ve been listening to today! Enjoy and share!!
Congo/ Dom. Republic – Staff Benda Bilili – “Moziki”
Indonesia – Marsada Band – “Sada Do”
Japan – Osaka Monaurail – “Quicksand”
There’s so much out there. Get up. Get Out. Explore. We’re not meant to stay in one place for too long!
Tonight…we’re in Tucson, AZ. at Club Congress. Doors at 8. The first group, Duende Wall, who we just can’t seem to find online, will be starting things at 9. We’ll be shaking things down at 10!
See y’all there – Boots.
Ladies and gentlemen,
I thought about it for a while, and figured you beautiful people might find some of the random moments in our camp entertaining/interesting/revealing, so I’ve decided to start grabbing little snippets of our adventures around the country and in NOLA and sharing them with you. Let me know how you like it! A little piece of the DBRS world from the perspective of yours truly…
Also, tonight we return to Albuquerque’s own Low Spirits! The show kicks off at 10 pm with a night of whiskey-drenched musical goodness. Come do your Saturday right!
I have decided to grow a 10 year beard. I will document it here, on the 1st of every month, until the beard is completed and 120 months have passed.
Ten Year Beard Kick-Off Party tonight at Taos Mesa Brewery at 8pm. Good food, good people, good music. Thus begins my journey….
- Noah Adams
Frank Proto: Double Bass Trailblazer/Badass
Frank Proto was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began his musical studies with piano at the tender age of 7 and started learning double bass at the age of 16. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music in 1963 where he performed the first solo double bass recital in the history of the school.
Not content with the poor quality and limited selection of works for double bass at the time, Proto decided to write his own. His first composition, Sonata 1963 for Double Bass and Piano, is so badass it immediately entered the standard double bass repertoire. It has been performed by thousands of bassists worldwide.
Isac Ryu – Double Bass
Min Young Park – Piano
This was just the start of Proto’s professional career as a bassist/composer. His accolades and compositions are too numerous to list here, so go check him out, there’s plenty more out there to discover.
P.S. Gig tonight at the Animas City Theater in beautiful Durango, Colorado. Show starts at 9:30.