Yes folks it has been done. Thirty-five years and 813 pieces later, Mark Temperato, who goes by the stage name RevM, has built the world’s largest drum kit!
Some of the parts are as far as seven or eight feet away from each other, but he’s able to hit each piece from his throne, which is impossible to see from the front.
…I can’t imagine how much money he’s spent….
I can keep track of how much money our Kickstart has raised…and as of now we are still behind schedule…we have 5 days to go folks, and we really need your help! We’ve got a producer and a studio all set…please continue your support and help us make this next album a reality!!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE!!
Hartmut Geilert is an utter badass. Simply dissatisfied with “regular” size contrabass tubas, Hartmut decided to craft a sub-contrabass tuba that would satisfy his needs.
Towering at an imposing 8 feet tall, weighing in at over 110 lbs, and consisting of 164 feet of tubing, the Riesentuba is truely a sight to behold.
Here is a video of Hartmut’s creation being played by the great Jörg Wachsmuth.
P.S. Gig tonight at the Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC. Show starts at 10:30.
P.P.S. There are only a few days left on our album kickstarter. Please help out and spread the word.
So last year we played Voodoo fest for the first time ever. It was a dream realized for DBRS, and that weekend we got to share the main stage with some truly legendary performers, including the one and only Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Now ladies and gentleman it is my proudest of pleasures to announce to you that Dirty Bourbon will once again be playing that Halloween hootenannie that is Voodoo! This is certainly exiting, and I can’t help but add to that excitement my own….
You Damn Right!
Along with the official lineup announcement came the news that the one and only SpottieOttieDopalicious duo straight out of Stankonia will be gracing us with their Southernplayalisticadlliacmuzik! That’s right, Sir Lucius Left Foot AND mister 3 Stacks , aka Ice Cold, aka possum Aloysius Jenkins, aka Cupid Valentino, THE Andre 3000 will be performing in New Orleans at Voodoo as the legendary duo OUTKAST!
These are exiting times for the Dirty Bourbon River Show, and we would never have had these incredible opportunities if it wasn’t for the continued support of YOU our wonderful fans, so thank you. If you would like to further support the Dirty Bourbon River, you can do so by helping to fund the recording of our next studio album.
Ladies and gentlemen,
We’re down to single digits in days left for our Kickstarter campaign! Dig this video, then dig down into your pockets and show a little love. We’re getting close now, and the recording studio beckons more and more! This new album really wants to get recorded… Click HERE to kick a little our way. Enjoy!
Also, tonight we return to Atlanta’s Star Community Bar with Bad Friend and Six Ways to Sunday! The doors open up at 8 pm, and the music gets kicking at 9pm. Come make it a party!
Noah would like to tell you all something about his guitar:
“This is my guitar. I have played her on the road for years. She earns my bread, keeps me clothed, keeps me fed, makes people dance, makes people happy. She is my baby.
“I am fortunate enough to spend my life playing this guitar with an amazing band some of you may have heard of – the Dirty Bourbon River Show. My band and I are currently trying to raise funds to record our next album, and we are way way behind… we have less than 10 days to raise $6,000, or we won’t meet our 10k goal, and wont get any of our funding….
“And so, to the next person out there that donates $1,000 to our project and brings us up to 50% funded, I will give you my guitar. Straight up. I’ll even clean her up, put some more dope-ass parts in, set her up, and string/tune her to your preferred action / gauge / etc and then you can have my baby. I’ve played her full time for over 3 years. And now, I want her to go to a good home.
“Will you give her a new home?”
Help Noah find a new home for his baby. More information here: http://goo.gl/IAoe8V
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?:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Right before this current tour began, we at the Dirty Bourbon River Show had the honor of sharing a bill with my very favorite act based out of Boston, the Vapors of Morphine. For me, Morphine was one of the best and certainly most unique acts to come out of the 90s, and they had a heavy influence on my playing and writing, so of course I couldn’t walk right past an opportunity to jump on stage with them to play a New Orleans classic!
Thanks to a camera-savvy member of the audience, I was able to get some footage to hold onto. People, get ready for some saxophone porn, because here it comes! Here’s the Members of Morphine playing “Ain’t My Fault” with yours truly and some other choice players. The four saxophonists on stage actually represent NYC, Chicago, Boston, and NOLA! Dig it.
Also, tonight we’ll be debuting in Charlottesville, VA at The Southern with Virginia’s own very talented The Judy Chops! It’s bound to be a hell of a good time, so come make the hang. The doors open at 8:30, and the Judy Chops kick things off at 9:00. Really looking forward to this one!
P.S. If you haven’t already made your donation to the Kickstarter project to fund our next album, time’s running out! We still need over $6,000 to make our dreams a reality, and we need every little bit of help we can get. Click HERE to show your love and appreciation for what we do!
To Music, Money, and Mayhem!
Between the five members of the Dirty Bourbon River Show, we listen to a veritable cornucopia of musical styles and genres. From Dethklok to Duke Ellington we listen to it all.
Calypso music is the perfect way to brighten up any rainy day, and it’s been raining all week. So here’s a song that always brings a smile to my lips, and puts a sway In my hips. Originally written by Lord Melody in the early 60′s, this is a tale of love, family…..and unbridled adultery.
It went on to be recorded by numerous artist throughout the years, and is still one of the best examples if storytelling through song I’ve ever heard. Not to mention it is a laugh riot!
Also!…If your in the West Virginia area, make sure you come out to the Shepherdstown Opera House tonight! Music kicks off around 8:00pm. It’s gonna be a partay.
And if your looking for something to do in between now and when we make it to your town, check this out!
Throughout history, there have been musicians who through supreme dedication and an unreal amount of hard work, transcend the supposed limits of their instrument. DaXun Zhang is one of those few.
Playing since the age of nine, DaXun was accepted at Central Conservatory of Music in Bejing when he was just 11. Daxun Zhang has conquered competitions normally dominated by violins and cellos, becoming the first double bassist to win the WAMSO Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Audition. This man is an utter badass. His awards and accolades are too numerous to list so here are some performances instead.
P.S. Gig tonight at the Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia. We will be joined by Richmond’s own, Yo Mamma’s Brass Band! Doors open at 8.
Where Brooklyn At?!?!
I gotta say, as far as big metropolitan cities go, this place is Beautiful! In a way it reminds me of home – a crazy mix of cultures, excellent food, great music, fun people, and lots of pride. That’s what I love most – people here take pride in the city. To me, that speaks loudest!
Here’s a small playlist dedicated to my other favorite big city – BROOKLYN!!
The Beastie Boys- No Sleep till Brooklyn
Youngblood Brass Band – Brooklyn
Gang Starr – The Place We Dwell
Yasiin Bey (aka. Mos Def) – Brooklyn
Yours truly will be hitting with full force tonight as we take the stage at the famous Brooklyn Bowl. Starting it off is Nashville’s Cataline Crime, followed by Charleston favorites Dangermuffin. Then it’s Bourbon Dirty till 11:30. See y’all there!