Damn y’all, last week was a great start to this September KUMITE! POW! POW! TOUR!! A big THANK YOU to everyone who took care of us in Nashville, Detroit and Milwaukee!! We had a blast and are looking forward to the weeks coming up. We’ve got plenty of dates in the Midwest just around the corner y’all, so check em out and spread the word. The Kumite! Pow! Pow! Tour is drop-kicking through a town near you!!
We’re back in Wisconsin and excited to end our weekend run with the 6th annual WSME Backyard BBQ at Cathedral Square Park! Others on the bill include, Jim Liban and the Joel Paterson Trio, Devil Met Contention, Pill Hill and headliner JD McPherson. The Backyard BBQ is free and open to the public so if you’re in or around Milwaukee come on out for a full day of music. The festival opens at 3, Dirty Bourbon hits at 8.
Man it’s been a while since my last post, but fear not good folks because I’ve been busy collecting and enjoying some amazing records during the “off season.” While browsing through a local antique shop on Magazine St. this was found ..
Yep, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band‘s first album “My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now,” and it’s on vinyl! I about jumped out of my shoes when I saw this y’all! The Dozen are heroes in New Orleans for keeping the brass band scene alive back in the late 70s. We had the the good fortune to share the stage with them a few years back at the Green River Festival in Massachusetts, and it was definitely a check off the bucket list. We’ve been performing their original tune “Blackbird Special” for a few months now and it’s been a hit at our shows. This album features the original lineup with the traditional split kit setup and a track list of originals and covers that are sure to get you moving. Here’s a video of the title track performed live!
Tonight we’re in Detroit at the always wonderful Cliff Bell’s. Showtime is 9pm. See y’all there! ~Boots
A few months back we stopped off at a small, makeshift recording studio in the newsroom of the Daily Camera, a news outfit in Boulder. Second Story Garage brings in local and national acts to come in to hang and play a few tunes, which they record and share with loads and loads of people online. It was a good time, and we’re happy to finally share with everyone what we laid down there.
A big thank you to everyone at Second Story – Ashley and Quentin, Duncan, Paul, Kaufman and Kevin – for having us over! Hope y’all enjoy!
As the van pulled into the little driveway behind last night’s venue here in Richmond, Virginia, my eyes caught sight of one of my favorite back alley phenomenons – a street art gallery. I spoke briefly with the man who owned the restaurant next door after he’d joined us in the alley to work on one of his own pieces. I asked a bit about the artwork and learned that in addition to his rad pink bird-creature creation, the alley also was rocking a killer fish painting done by his two sons, ages 4 and 2, respectively. I was very impressed by all of their work, as well as the other anonymous creations dotting the corridor. If you were to walk down that alley today, you might see something sorta like this:
Tonight, then. We’re returning to Winchester, VA for an ‘evening with’-type shindig, flyin’ solo over at the Bright Box Theater. We hit the stage at 7:30pm, but doors open at 6:30pm so come out, have a beer, and say hi! Tickets will be $17 at the door; advance tickets go for $12. Hopin’ to see some old and new faces tonight!
The artists featured on prior posts were female, but I decided for this episode to provide music FOR the femme. Still keeping to the same format, D’Angelo hails from Richmond, Va. Richmond is also my birthplace, so tonights’s show is a homecoming. His sweet crooning inspired, and continues to inspire me and other members of the Dirty Bourbon. Enjoy the video of Brown Sugar below. May your day be a little sweeter because of it. We play the The Broadberry tonight in Richmond, Va. We open for The Trongone Band and Major and the Monbacks. Doors at 8pm, we take stage at 9pm. Hope to see you there!
We’ve spent the past 4 months winding and wheeling all over the country, making new friends and rattling new walls with the sonic goodness, but now we’re back to one of our oldest and favorite stomping grounds. That’s right! We’re back at Greensboro, NC’s own Blind Tiger for a solid evening of raucous music making, whiskey sipping, and foot stomping! After all of the amazing places we’ve been out west, it’s still a great feeling to be back on the balmy east coast on familiar roads.
Doors open at 7 and things will get rolling a little after 9. Come make the hang! We want to see lots of familiar faces tonight.