The Flying Musical Circus has arrived! Grab your copy HERE
The Flying Musical Circus has arrived! Grab your copy HERE
The Dirty Bourbon River Show’s 10th studio album – The Flying Musical Circus – Pre-order it HERE!!!
Album will drop on April Fool’s Day. Stay tuned throughout the month for more details!!!
What’s up y’all!? Happy Holidays and all that good stuff to you and yours!
Today I’m excited to share with y’all a record I literally picked up an hour ago at a local spot here in New Orleans – Kitchen Witch! It’s a wonderful store on Bayou Rd Market and run by a lovely lady named Debbie and the whole store is filled with cookbooks of all types – and records!
A few days I was in a local bar and heard Ms Teena Marie on their radio and got all types of excited about the music – and today I just so happened to find her record – It Must Be Magic!
If you haven’t heard her music, check it out! Her band is killing!
Tonight we’re playing in Ocean Springs, MS at the Government St Grocery! Hitting at 10pm! Take it easy y’all!
Okay folks, it’s a been a while, hell it’s been months. But worry not because not only do we have BIG things coming, but I’ve been doing some serious record collecting. So let’s get into it!
As you know Mother’s Day just passed, and boy do I have so much to be grateful for because of my Mom. However, today’s record comes not from her y’all, but from my Aunt Pat. She had stored away a box of records in her garage and my little cousin just happened to discover them on Sunday. 10 years they’ve been sitting in there! Well, my Aunt is one of the coolest women I’ve ever known, and without a second thought said, “Have em!” I mean we’re talking Beatles, Elton John, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Al Hirt, and today’s record choice – “Mister Naugahyde”himself, the Emperor of the Universe – Mr Ernie K Doe!!
Now you wanna learn some New Orleans music history, y’all? Read up about this man cause he’s about as good as it gets when it comes to New Orleans characters and entertainers. I’m serious too. LEARN ABOUT HIM. He was a a true New Orleans native with swagger that will never be matched y’all. From his singing to his time as a local DJ on WWOZ, he never failed to wow and stun listeners.
My Aunt Pat gifted me with his music this past weekend, and I’m still giddy that I own this record. So now I’m sharing it with you because damn it’s just so good when you can hold a piece of your hometown’s musical history in your hands and listen to it and share it with others.
Ernie K Doe (1936 – 2001)
“Mother In Law”
“Here Comes the Girls”
Love Your Mommas and Keep Listening.
Yo yo every body! It’s time for yet another edition of BBR!
Today I’m picking the one and only…Ronnie Hawkins – The Hawk!
I picked this bad boy up at Beach Records down in Florida and it’s so good! Every song is kicking and swinging with power and rock n’ roll! And for those that don’t know, Ronnie’s drummer for the early part of his career was the late and forever great Levon Helm. Just check him out hitting the skins in this old video I found of The Hawks on Dick Clark’s Beech Nut Show!
Tonight we’re in Atlanta, GA performing at The Earl with Rodeo Twister! Doors open at 7pm. Showtime is 9pm. $10 to get in!
See y’all there!
What’s up everybody?! It’s been a while since the last BBR post, so today I’m choosing a special record I found back at Florida at Beach Records!!
I can’t tell you how excited I was when I pulled this out of the crate y’all! I’ve been a Levon Helm fan for a long time now (how can you not be) and this record was truly an excellent find. Not only did I get the man behind the drums, but the lineup has more talent than you can shake a (drum) stick at – the Blues Brother’s band, Paul Butterfield, and Dr. John are all on this album! Does it get any better? Yes it does, because the not only do all of the songs sound great, but the album artwork MIGHT be even better!
We’re back in DC tonight at the gorgeous Hamilton to share the stage with the Bumper Jacksons! Doors open at 6:30 and show time is at 7:30! See y’all there! Oh and if anyone knows of a place to crash tonight in the Baltimore/DC area please let us know
What up what up, y’all?! We’re back for another installment of BBR and today I’m feeling like some good ole’ ROCK is necessary!! So I’m coming at you with the UK Metal band MORE and their album BLOOD AND THUNDER!!
MORE hit the scene in the 1980s part of the new wave of British Heavy Metal going on then. Blood and Thunder is their second and final album released in 1982. I picked this bad boy up in Knoxville, TN a year or so back at a store called Hot Horse, and it’s definitely a great addition to the collection. The cover, featuring lead guitar monster Kenny Cox, is what immediately sold me on it. *Fun Fact* The lineup for this album had also changed during the recording session and vocalist, Mick Stratton, and drummer, A.J. Burton, were brought in. Burton’s drumming on the album is perfect and Stratton, who came in at the last minute, wrote and recorded completely new lyrics and vocal parts.
So without further needless words, check out Blood and Thunder and have yourself a righteous Sunday afternoon!!
Tonight we’re in Bloomington, Indiana at the Player’s Pub. Showtime is 9pm. See y’all there! ~ Boots
Holy cow it’s been a while since our last BBR post! So for today, I’m going to put up a recent treasure I found while we were in Eugene, OR…
Yes folks, this is drummer porn at it’s finest featuring the swinging drum legends, Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa! I found this at a Salvation Army within 10 sec. of digging and couldn’t believe it! Just like that! Wow. Burnin’ Beat is a 1962 sequel to their 1955 album Krupa and Rich (which I now HAVE to find).
Now I could go on and on and on and on about the impact these two men had on jazz music, drumming, and showmanship, but that would take me all day and night. So instead I’m going to talk about one of the cooler features on this album, and that is on the backside of the sleeve..
That’s right, an entire breakdown of each song’s arrangements, y’all! I’ve never seen it before on any other record I own, and thank god too cause I’ve got a lot to study and this will make it much easier!
Tonight we’re in Newport, KY at The Southgate House Revival! Showtime is 9pm!
See y’all there ~ Boots
I’ve finally reached that point on the road where I’ve collected too many records and I have no more space for them in the van….oh well.
For this edition of BBR I’ve chosen a record from a little well known band called FUCKIN’ CREEDENCE ….actually it’s Creedence Clearwater Revival and the album is Cosmo’s Factory!
I picked up this album in a Salvation Army for maybe $2. I also bought a few VHS tapes for maybe $2 as well. It’s a good thing when you can find great things for hardly any money!
Tonight we’re rocking the walls in Flagstaff, AZ at The Green Room! Check it out!
Have you ever heard of Ms. Édith Piaf?
Édith Piaf, also known as “The Little Sparrow,” was a French singer who became an icon of France during World War II. Born in 1915 on the streets near Belleville, she grew up in a bordello, eventually becoming a vaudevillian street performer in her teens with her acrobat father. It wasn’t until 1935, when she was finally discovered by a nightclub owner in Paris, that she began singing professionally and would shake up the world in the 40s with her voice. Her career, which lasted until her death in 63′, produced many hits, including her most well known “La Vie en Rose.”
Tonight! Why tonight we’re in beautiful Boulder, CO at the gorgeous Gold Hill Inn. Showtime is 9pm! See y’all there