This isn’t easy to say y’all, but it’s time. At the end of this year, I will be getting off the road with Dirty Bourbon River Show.
It has been a wild and wonderful adventure y’all, better than anything I could have imagined for myself and our band. We have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, who have been absolutely amazing to know and call our friends and extended family, and performed in front of crowds, big and small, all over this beautiful country of ours and even in Europe. But New Orleans is my home, and she’s been calling me back for sometime now.
I owe each and every one of you a sincere thank you. To Noah, Jimmy, Matt, Nick, Charlie, Sandra and Adam – thank you all for your friendship and your love for what we do. We speak a different language when we get on that stage, and I can’t possibly express enough how much you all have helped me grow as a person and a musician throughout the years. This decision hasn’t been easy for me, and y’all have been understanding and supportive throughout this process. To Jamie, John, Virginia, Curtis, Adrienne, and Chris – thank you for all for the hard work and love you put into helping artists like us every day! Y’all are amazing, and my appreciation and respect for you knows no bounds! To all of my friends and family out there scattered all over – thank you for always being there, for your support and most importantly your friendship. Especially, to every person who gave us a place to stay each night after our Shows. It would take me way too long to express how truly thankful I am such amazing humans exist and love music the way you do. Thank you! That I have such beautiful friends near and far is truly the real reward of doing what we do.
My drums and I have had quite a time with Dirty Bourbon, not bad for a kid who started playing in his garage with dreams of something bigger. Those drums went from being stuck in the attic for weeks during Katrina to traveling all over the world, and damn did we shake up some crowds! Thank you all again for your love and support, and most of all thank you for dancing!
Dirty Bourbon River Show has always been more than a band for me, more than just us playing our hearts out on stage. Dirty Bourbon has been a dream come true. An idea that continues to grow into something bigger than we originally thought. We’ve recorded over 100 songs together, performed across the world. We created and produced our own and so much more, and we did it all OUR WAY!
WE did it TOGETHER!
That fact alone fills me up with so much pride and love, y’all. I respect each and every person who has been apart of the Show, especially the guys in it! Y’all are amazing friends and musicians, and it has been an honor and the best adventure of my life to do this with y’all!
Your friend and drummer,
Dane “Bootsy” Schindler
Moving forward, Dirty Bourbon River Show is calling all drummers to contact us if you’re interested in touring with us full-time. That’s at least 6 months of the year of dedicated touring. We’ll be hosting auditions in New Orleans on November 30th. There’s obviously a lot of music to go through, so we’ll put together an Audition Packet of some choice tunes for you to learn. So, if you’re interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some information about yourself and some media (i.e. videos, recordings, photos) that best represent your style! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
P.S. Tonight we’re in Dunedin, Fl. playing at the Dunedin Brewery! If you’re in the area come on down and shake it up with us! Showtime is 9pm! See yall there!
Holy hell! We had a wild night at the Real Watersports Invitational in Waves, NC – Big shout out to everyone who came out and took care of us last night. If only we could stay just one more night for the Bikini Fashion Show!!
But alas, we have even BIGGER things on the horizon y’all! Tonight in Greensboro – we’re gonna be blowing the roof off the Blind Tiger and we’ll have some help! That’s right folks we’ve got a 3 band bill lined up with the our good buddies Ellis Dyson & the Shambles AND Dr. Bacon! We’ve been talking about putting a show like this together for too long and damn we’re excited it’s finally happening!
If’n you don’t know either group well you best check em out:
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles
That’s right y’all! It’s gonna be a swinging and slamming good time!
The Blind Tiger – 9:30PM
Dr Bacon / Ellis Dyson & The Shambles / Dirty Bourbon River Show
It has been a strange and wonderful adventure thus far in the Dirty Bourbon River Show! So much has happened and there is so little space and time with which to explain it all.
When we last left off, our heroes had just flown across the world for what would be a most victorious trip overseas. The band, trimmed down to just a 4piece, performed in some of the coolest and most absolutely beautiful places that the Swiss region had to offer. To quote Bill Murray, “We came, we saw, and we kicked it’s ass!” But seriously folks, it was an amazing feeling to not only be so well received but to also be so well taken care of. We truly couldn’t have done it all without the help of some very special people out there – you know who you are! Each night we were surrounded by good vibes with delicious food in our bellies and comfortable beds to rest our weary heads! Needless to say, we’re already working on return plans for next year!! Stay tuned!
Now that we are back home though folks, it is time to move forward and embrace the many changes that life brings. With that we must say farewell to one friend and welcome another. Our recent guest vocalist and dance machine Ms. Sandra Love will be stepping off the Dirty Bourbon train and a one Mr. Nick Garrison will climbing aboard. Nick is a tremendous trombonist and really just an all around cool dude. We enjoy his playing and his company and are sure you will too. As for Ms Love, well first we want to express how grateful we are for all the good times and the great times! She’ll be dancing and singing herself crazy down here in New Orleans. If you come visit, maybe look her up!
BUT WAIT!!!! THERE’S MORE!!
Lots more in fact, for we have a BIG SUMMER TOUR in the works! A summer filled with two months of nonstop Dirty Bourbon music and revelry! Big festivals, bacon festivals, and more and more club dates being booked everyday! Yes folks we’ve got a BIG SUMMER TOUR planned that’ll take us back to familiar territory and unfamiliar too! North Carolina, Colorado, Michigan, and Wyoming to name a few! We’ve already posted some of our dates so check the calendar and start spreading the word!!
DIRTY BOURBON IS COOKING UP SOME MOUTH WATERING,SPINE TINGLING SH!T Y’ALL!
The concert will take place in Washington D.C. at The Hamilton!! It’ll be our debut at this fine venue, and we can barely contain our excitement!
Mr. Bradley’s music has been close to us since the beginning of our band. We listened to him constantly while we were at Loyola when his first album, “No Time for Dreaming,” came out. We were fortunate enough to see him live in Chicago at Millennium Park, and that was an unforgettable concert. He had jumped off stage and hugged each one of us! (We had shown up early to get front row seats)
And now folks, we have the proudest of pleasures to open up for a man who epitomizes what it means to be a true champion of love and perseverance. If you’ve never heard of him or his music please take some time and do so!