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.
Tonight’s the night folks, and it’s a very special one at that! Truly, it is a night for celebrating!!
Yes, if you’re in New Orleans and are looking for a late night party filled with wild and wonderful music, then D.B.A. on Frenchmen St. is where you want to be!
Tonight will be a memorable one folks. A night of firsts and lasts, of introductions and farewells. We have a new album, a damn good album, to finally release! We have new members to introduce. We have new songs to debut! We will have more people on our stage tonight than every before, and the sound will be HUGE!! Tonight will also mark the passing of the torch from Mr Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner to the lovely Sandra Love! We got it all, baby, we got it all!
and about this new album….
For the past year we have been working vigorously to create something new and exciting for ourselves and for you. Now, we have a record that is by far our best, and it’s time for you to have it too.
IMPORTANT THINGS HUMANS SHOULD KNOW!!
Yes folks, tonight will mark the beginning of a new and exciting time in the Dirty Bourbon River Show. New songs, new people, and a new album!
Come on out to One Eyed Jack’s in the quarter and get down for a good cause. Luke’s House is a free clinic in New Orleans that serves those without access to healthcare. So come on out and get some brass and party with a purpose.
Red Wolf Brass Band starts the night off at 6:30, Panorama Brass Band will keep the party going at 7:30, and Dirty Bourbon closes it out at 8:30.
The album will be released worldwide on April 7th, 2015 via our website, iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, blah blah blah, and all those other hunky dory little download & stream sites. Additionally, we’ll be having a hometown release party on April 4th at DBA on Frenchmen if you want to come grab a physical copy early.
Can’t make it to New Orleans?
Don’t you worry, we’ll be doing a 4 month national tour to follow. We just posted 16 new dates on our sidebar, with many more pouring in everyday! Don’t see your city there yet? Don’t worry, we’re coming for ya!… Also, on or before the album’s release, our wonderful Kickstarter donors should be receiving their sweet gift packages in the mail. Again, so so so much thanks to everyone who made this project possible – we wouldn’t have been able to make it this dope without you.
So, did you get what you were looking for? Because if not, here’s a little icing to top it all off – a live rendition of “Ezmerelda” we just finished with our friends over at the Sugar Shack Sessions:
Come one, come all, to new free festival called Fools of April. Hosted by Loyola University & Crescent City Radio, the event will take place in the West Road Parking Garage on Loyola’s main campus. There’s plenty of beer, food, & awesome student bands, with Dirty Bourbon closing out the event at 6:20pm. Come get down on this awesome grub, drank & musica!
Check out this awesome footage! Full set, flying cameras, fancy clothes, 1080HD, the works! Special thanks to Ashley Sampson and Lea Lintern for hooking it up. Here’s five of our favorite picks and then a link to the entire performance at the end:
After all the instrumental beds and overdubs were complete, Wes, Noah, and Boots went back into the studio to mix the new tracks. Since watching three guys sitting in chairs for hours on end isn’t very exciting, here are some cool murals from the Mirliton Festival site in the Bywater!