Giovanni Bottesini: Composer, Conductor, The Paganini of the double bass, who elevated the instrument from background support to center stage.
Originally a violinist from a talented but poor musical family, Giovanni wanted to attend the Milan Conservatory. A scholarship was his only option. Unfortunately by the time he was able to apply, the only positions left were for bassoon and double bass. Unfazed Giovanni shed for a few weeks, nailed the audition and after 4 years of study, went on to become the most famous double bass soloist of his time.
P.S. Free show tonight at the Tiki Hut in Hilton Head Island, SC! Festivities start around 6.
What up what up y’all?! We’re moving and grooving along back out on the road, and as always, collecting what we can when we can!
Here’s a haul I got earlier this month from a garage sale in Dearborn, MI.
All for $6!!
However, one of these things is not like the other unfortunately. *It’s important folks to always check the record before you buy it, because you may find yourself with a copy of Led Zeppelin’s I in the sleeve of Physical Graffiti, and that can be a real boner kill.
But luckily for me the people who were having this garage sale were also the same people who helped fix up our van’s A/C (SMALL WORLD)…So they said I could exchange the record, and I traded it out for these beauties!
Yeah, pretty fucking awesome!
Tonight we’re hitting in Charleston, SC at a most excellent spot – The Charleston Pour House!!
We’ll be joined up with locals _ Whiskey Diablo, so get there early and enjoy you some live music y’all!
Downbeat is 9:45PM w/ Whiskey Diablo! DBRS at 11PM!
We’ve run into some pretty awesome green rooms the past couple days. Lexington, KY turnt up on Wednesday at The Burl. They furnished the green room with some interesting choices and a great record collection.
Last night we found ourselves at the only pinball palace in Louisville, KY: Zanzabar! This green room had some insane retro machines.
Zanzabar also had an Irish/Hawaiian woman named Jayden who, without asking, made quick work of cornrows in my hair.
Tonight is at Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville! Come grab a cold one, show kicks off at 10pm with the Jangling Sparrows. Cheers,
Ladies and gents,
Tonight, we return to Louisville for another great night in Kentucky at the one and only Zanzabar, where we’ll be joined by Louisville’s very own Owoso! Show starts at 9pm, but I recommend getting there early to grab some food at their killer kitchen. Come make the hang and catch our freshest tunes!
Also, remember that hurricane season is in full swing. Here’s a little PSA for how to turn any household item into a boat!
During Blissfest I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Baskery, a ridiculously badass trio of sisters from Stockholm, Sweden. Consisting of Sunniva on guitar, Stella on upright bass, and Greta on banjo and snare and bass drum played with her feet. These sisters rock out hard and sing glorious three part harmony throughout. I was lucky enough to hang out with them for a little bit and I got Stella and Sunniva to play Suzy. It was a great day. And now without further ado, the most beautiful bassist and guitarist from Stockholm, Stella and Sunniva!
P.S. Show tonight at The Burl in Lexington, Kentucky. We’ll be joined by local greats, Western Movies. Show starts at 9.
Step on up!!
Come one, come all!!
We got some NEW Dirty Bourbon Swag for y’all!!
Come check it all out and more tonight at Cliff Bell’s in beautiful Detroit!!
We hit at 10 pm!
See y’all there!
Here’s to our fearless frontman!
Mr. Noah “the Wolfman” Adams
Happy Birthday, good sir!!
It feels good to be home in New Orleans! We’re excited to be playing again at the Maple Leaf Bar, and we’re going all night too yall!
So come on out and join us! We’re hitting at 11pm, $10 at the door! See y’all there!
Where yat? Playing at Willie’s Locally Known tonight! Tim George kicks off the night at 7:30, our dear friends Ford Theatre Reunion follow at 9, then we’ll close out the night at 10:15
Last show of this tour! Come throw down!
We had a day off after playing Blissfest so we ended up chilling at a Polish camp. Excellent people. We shared some music and they shared a lot of vodka. Good times all around. Now without further ado, the most beautiful Polish waitresses, hostess, and cooks in Harbor Springs, Michigan, Asia, Vela, Malwina, Daniella, and Ada!
P.S. Gig tonight at Barley’s Taphouse and Pizzeria in Knoxville, Tennessee. Show starts at 10.