Years ago, when we first started to play North Carolina, I met propane flame effects artist, Beyond Joy. He wanted to set my sousaphone on fire. I was intrigued by the proposition so we began talking about design. It would have to be a simple to operate, mobile, and above all, safe.
The system would have two major parts, a pilot light and a propane poofer. The pilot light stays lit the entire time the system is on, and provides the initial flame for a second, larger blast of propane. Once Beyond had a basic design, all we needed was a few days to build and test.
Earlier this week, the stars aligned and we found some free time to work. The first day, Beyond fabricated the pilot light using copper tubing and brass fittings.
On the second day, Beyond fabricated the poofer.
With both pieces together, it was time for a test.
I say it was a rousing success. I cannot thank Beyond Joy enough. This fire tuba system is as beautiful as it is functional.
Fall’s rolling round the corner yet again, and so we thought it best to greet it with a brand new Dirty Bourbon website design. Check it out and let us know what you think about the new switch:
Aside from its super-savvy nuevo look and glistening graphics, a few of the new design features include:
1) a beefed up gig calender w/ showtimes, ticket prices, set descriptions, & venue site links
2) completely new Press & Performance Info sections with an EPK, technical, and hospitality riders
3) newly designed Music, About Us, & Booking sections
4) new widget and social media integration
5) a picture of Bootsy, yelling at the camera.
Can you spot 1) through 5) ? Let us know in the comments section below…
…Soon to come: Lyrics section for entire discography + floating musica player
Today is our first show in the great state of Maryland! We make our debut at Cafe Nola in Frederick, MD. Show starts at 9.
We saw this badass van on our way out of Tennessee.
Ladies and gentlemen, the polls are in, and it’s official: the people have chosen album cover #3. The second one was close behind, but #3 ended up conquering all in the end.
And so, here it is:
And check out this sweet back traycard we drew up with photo by Paul Chéenne:
Pretty cool, ya? This sweet baby’s droppin’ – disc, lyrics, cellophane & all – March 30th at the Maison here in New Orleans on Frenchmen St. We’re proud to announce that Alex McMurray and friends will be opening the show, and Magnetic Ear will be playing the afterparty. Following the release we’ll be leaving for a four month national tour to support Volume III’s release. Check the sidebar for dates on this tour as they roll in ——>
Thanks everybody who voted for the cover. Even if yours didn’t win, I think you’ll find a little piece of all 3 in the finished product. One month till it’s yours. Until then…
Volume III is almost finished being mixed/mastered, and so we need an album cover pronto! Help us decide – which of the 3 samples below is your favorite?
So, what’s it gonna be – #1, #2, or #3? Let us know on our Facebook wall or in the comments section below and we’ll post the winner next week. ~ DBRS
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re into day 3 at the Music Shed, and already laid the bed tracks for every song! To regale with our studio escapades, we bring you more pictures, including Big Charlie’s rendition of the Fat Samurai!
Keep it crazy,
Thank you Tom Finnely for giving Noah an accordian. It has – literally – made his day. Your selfless generosity will not be forgotten.
Yesterday, we played an excellent show at the Silver Tongue Devil Saloon in Green Mountain Falls. Now we are headed to Front Range BBQ in Colorado Springs. The show starts at 7:30 and we will be rockin’ the joint until 11:00. Come out and tell your friends.
P.S. Much love and respect to our friend in Lafayette who made this awesome picture with nothing but a sharpie and a old set list.