To all our friends and family, fans and supporters, it is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our friend, bandmate, and partner-in-crime – Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner – will be hanging up his ringmaster’s jacket and bowler hat and departing from the Dirty Bourbon River Show.
I’m sure this is quite a shock to many of y’all, but this is Charlie’s decision, and – being friends first – we support him in his desire to pursue other paths and passions. As many of you know, Charlie is an exceptional singer and performer, and we have the highest hopes for him and wish him the best in this next chapter of his life.
Charlie’s final performance with the band will be on April 4th in New Orleans for our “Important Things Humans Should Know” album release party, where we hope you’ll help us give him a proper send off. Moving forward, it is our our goal to fill the section of the stage that was Charlie’s with another trombonist. It won’t be the same, folks, but change in life is inevitable, and the show must go on. Ad Astera per Aspera!
Thank you Charlie, it was an honor to share the stage and the road with you.
Happy Zombie Jesus Day yall! We’ve finally got the day off today – whose gonna be watching that Walking Dead season finale tonight?
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…
40 votes were cast, and the polls are now closed – we have a winner ladies and gentlemen. Tune in early next week to find out what the new Dirty Bourbon album art will look like.
Thanks for voting!
Got some good ones coming in:
3.31 Baton Rouge, LA
– Redstar Bar w/ Holy Ghost Tent Revival
4.01 Mobile, AL
– Callaghan’s w/ Holy Ghost Tent Revival
4.02 New Orleans, LA
– Blue Nile – Vol II CD Release Party w/ the Tin Men + Holy Ghost Tent Revival
4.03 Lafayette, LA
– Blue Moon w/ Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band + Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Hope to see y’all there!