Come see day 4/4 of Dirty Bourbon’s Vol II Gulf Coast tour w/ Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Tonight will feature 2011 Grammy winner Chubby Carrier and his Bayou Swamp Band:
Tonight we release our new record – Volume Two – at the Blue Nile on Frenchmen St. in New Orleans.
Doors Open at 9:30.
Holy Ghost Tent Revival kicks off the show at 10pm.
Dirty Bourbon headlines at 11pm.
Tin Men finish out the party round Midnight.
It’s going to be a giant, spectacular explosion of good music and good people.
And if you haven’t checked out the new record yet, it’s available on Bandcamp, Amazon & iTunes now for only $9.99 now.
And tonight, you can here it live.
Hope to see you there my friends.
Only one week to go until our greatest fxxking show yet. Yessiree ladies and gentlemen, we haven’t been this excited in a while – got a huge one planned for you ~ its going down like this:
Saturday, April 2nd
The Blue Nile on Frenchmen
Show kicks off at 10pm with our dear friends from Greensboro, NC, the one and only Holy Ghost Tent Revival. This 6 piece string/brass extravaganza is the perfect mixture of foot-stompin’ love makin’ folk/roots/blues/dixieland/rock and more. Say hello:
Then, at 11pm, yours truly will be taking the stage, performing for you our newest album – Volume Two. Songs you’ve never heard, old familiars, and everything in between. Good friends, bourbon pours, fireballs and more. So excited to be sharing this newest one with you. We sincerely believe it is our greatest work yet:
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, guess who’ll be closing out the evening? None other than New Orleans’ own the Tin Men. Washboard Chaz, Matt Perrine, Alex McMurray – these cats kill:
If you can’t make the New Orleans Show (which you should, even if you live 300 miles away) you can catch us and Holy Ghost in Baton Rouge on Thursday, Mobile on Friday, and Lafayette an Sunday with Chubby Carrier.
Don’t miss this one. It is going to be our greatest fxxking show yet.
We had the pleasure of having Wilmington, NC’s Onward Soldiers here in New Orleans last night with New Grass & Company at the Wolf’s Den. Today, on their way out to SXSW, they dropped by the studio and I recorded a dark, highly visual tune of Sean Thomas Gerard’s, their guit-slingin’ rhymesayer frontman. Check it out:
If you like that be sure to check them out in Baton Rouge tonight at the Red Star bar, and/or at one of their many SXSW dates.
And if ya like that, don’t you worry, we’ll be bringing them back soon enough…
P.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody!
LSU spring drills, heavy rain on the North & South shores, and some yuppie grunge gathering called Foburg? Ra Ra who? Who cares about these kinds of things. We have much more important news here in Louisiana ladies and gents…
This just in, hot off the wire: The 1st Great Era is over, and the Man Mane is now gone.
Yes, that’s right… we go now to the Dirty Bourbon headquarters for an exclusive essay from the au revoir scruffianage bandleader himself:
End of a Beautiful Black and Golden-Bearded Era
By Noah Adams
Please forgive me dear people of Louisiana, I hate to divulge such groundbreaking news at a moment like this – news that will surely crush the bacon and mentholyptus-flavored limelights of college football, forgotten shanty embankments and those silly, queer little rabbits prancing around on the other side of the river’s nipple. But the people are asking, and so the story must be told…
Yes, it is true what they say. After a long, healthy, soulful journey, I have decided to shave off my beard. It was a glorious twenty-eight weeks, but I have my reasons, one being that I had sinned an awful lot over Mardi Gras, and I felt it necessary to repent on Ash Wednesday.
Many people have already started to react.
Delta Gamma Aerobics Instructor Alexandra Earnst of Metarie, LA asks “Completely gone?!?”
Yes, I am afraid so my little hula-hoopin’ darlin’.
Fellow Delta Gamma and former Loyola University Student Body President Sarah Cooper of Mandeville, LA responds “I don’t think we can be friends anymore.”
Sad face Sarah. 😦 Sad face.
New Orleanian Iain Weigert asks: “WHAT! Did you film it? And did you shave it into creative shapes? Did you get people to sponsor the shavening? Did you at least donate it to locks of love?“
Sorry Iain, I did not film it per say, but I think you will find something at the bottom of this missive that will find your curiosities well. As for shaving it into creative shapes, no – while shaving, Charleston Gypsy Rock front woman Megan Jean suggested I create a question mark mustache soul patch, and I myself considered the A la Souvarov, the french fork, the ducktail, the handlebar, the balbo, the hulihee, the zappa, and the imperial fu manchu.
Alas, it did not feel right.
You asked did I get people to sponsor the shavening? Well, I very much would have liked to, but I would have been too bashful campaigning for something like that. And to answer your final question Iain, No, I did not think Locks of Love would be able to use my beard as a whig – upside down, it would’ve looked like some kind of strange light socket-gelled black and gold halfro.
It seems my actions have stirred up a bit of national rabeling as well. Joshua Gilliland of Roanoke, VA says he “dislike[s]” my act of shaving, but asks in a later message “is there a photo of the final look?”
Yes, Mr. Gilliand, a photo of the final week – week 28 – has been made available to the Dirty Bourbon River Show, and will be published soon, if not already.
I think Virginia Flyn of Portland, OR said it best when she wrote, of the shaving, simply:
I hope this answers some of your questions, and if you have any more, please don’t hesitate to ask. I don’t mean to be mysterious. It was the right time, that’s all.
Whenever at the end of a familiar road, it is only natural to feel a sad face coming on. But do not worry, for in every ceasement of existence their is a new rebirth, and guess what?
I’m growing another one.
And this one is going to be bigger, badder, older, and longer than the last one.
So wipe that 😦 off your face. There’s no need for fussin’. Good things are a’ happening my friends.
~ Noah Adams
And there you have it folks.
As a little bonus, we’ve put together a super sweet documentary with our dear friends Sun Eye Productions on Noah’s twenty-eight week-long beard journey. Check it out here:
Hope you enjoy the movie, and don’t forget to check out the new record while you’re at it:
Until then my friends….
Tonight we’ll be rocking the Red Stick for a 3rd time with yet another killer 3 ring circus at the Spanish Moon. Dirty Bourbon’ll be starting the night off right at 10pm sharp with a no-hands-barred set chalked full of big announcements, beefed up bari/tenor horn sections, and yet another new song. Following at 11pm will be Phantom Party BR locals the Have Nauts.
A power trio founded on “Motown and dirty rock’n’roll,” the Have Nauts boasts a promising line-up with Jason Ourso on guits, guts and voice, Michael Roy on drums and Cohen Hartmen on bass. There’s a really good article in Stereo Gumbo on these fellas here. For extra listening pleasure check out their bassist’s other project – Cohen Hartmen and the Bone Machine – here.
Finally, closing out the night will be none other than our dear friends Glasgow. This will be our 5th show with the Craft Brothers & Company (they’re also on our upcoming album Vol II) and every time we play with them something magic seems to happen.
You’ve probably (hopefully) heard of Glasgow by now, but if not, I highly recommend you check out their unique brand of classy, downright nasty rock’n’roll here.
If after that you still want more, peep this impromptu megaphone gypsy string stomp Dirty Bourb and Glasgow threw together at the Dragon’s Den last year:
Hope to see you there!
P.S. Special announcement on Sunday – check the interwebs!
P.P.S. I couldn’t resist (Glasgow is Legendary):