People around the globe are waiting with baited breath for details on the new Dark Knight movie. The Dirty Bourbon River Show is here to reveal the truth about the Caped Crusader’s new direction… and I think we will all be pleased.
We just couldn’t wait. We began allowing worldwide digital download of Volume Two tonight at 12:01 AM CST on dbrs.bandcamp.com
We priced the album – temporarily in this unannounced early interim period – at $20. We did this because the last one (Free Love) was completely free, and this new online bundle includes some sweet extra goodies ~ in addition to the full-quality download you get a special digisheet of the artwork, liner notes & lyrics + your choice of either:
(a) a spot on the guest list at our CD release party in New Orleans and a free, reserved, and autographed physical copy of the album waiting for you at the merch table that night
or, for you out-of-town-folks:
(b) an autographed copy mailed to your house free-of-charge on the day of the CD release party + a sticker and a personalized note from the band.
Ya, that’s a whole lot of stuff packed up in this sweet little baby:
Then, on April 2nd (Volume Two’s official release date) the album will drop to $9.99 for digital download (without the extra goodies) and will be available on iTunes and Amazon as well.
That night we will be performing our new album at the Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. Musical guests will include:
Both of these bands are incredible, and we are extremely lucky to have them play with us.
This unprecedented 3 ring circus will start at 10pm and will be $10 at the door for those who did not pre-purchase the album. The Blue Nile only holds 300 people, so I’d grab your goodies and get your spot while they last.
For those in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Mobile, we’ve got shows in your town that weekend with Holy Ghost Tent Revival as well – check our sidebar.
Whether you live in or around New Orleans and plan on attending the live show, or you live somewhere else and plan on just listening to or downloading the album, we hope that you enjoy this new piece of art as much as we did making it.
We are extremely proud to bring these new sounds to your ears, and anxious for your feedback.
~ The Dirty Bourbon River Show
P.S. Also, apparently, there are some golden tickets floating around…
Obviously, Being Blind wasn’t the only Obstacle Sleepy John had to endure. His nickname spurs from his tendency to fall asleep while sitting on a stool or even standing up. These unintentional naps were later diagnosed as Narcolepsy, which is caused by blood pressure irregularity.
While there are no actual accounts (that I could find) of Sleepy falling asleep on-stage, I’d have to imagine when he was touring around the South playing every night, it happened at some point. Wouldn’t that be a site?
Estes was mentioned in the memoirs of Big Bill Broonzy as having judged a guitar contest in Chicago. Memphis Minnie had just recently moved to town, and found herself in a guitar duel with Big Bill. In a glorious upset Minnie beat Bill Broonzy and became wildly popular in the city’s blues circuit, all thanks to her fellow Tennessean, Sleepy . Whenever Sleepy John and his band were in Chicago they were regularly hired by Al Capone (who was crazy about the blues) and his people to play private parties and events. Now that sounds like a right proper good time to me.
Skip James was a true Blues-man, born and trained in Bentonia, Mississippi. Bentonia is quiet little town outside of the Mississippi Delta with a rich history of producing some of the best Blues guitar players/singers.
While each one was as unique as the next, the Blues-men from this town all seemed to play music with an eerie, depressing feel to it, and always in minor keys. Pair that with the Skip James signature three-finger picking guitar style and an array of unique tunings (mostly in open E minor and even down to D minor) and you’ve got the Bentonia “school” of the Blues.
Here’s an example of some Bentonia Blues: Skip James singing and playing “Devil Got My Woman”
To learn a lot more about Skip James and the Blues in general click on that there guitar below
What we’ve got in store for you is nothing short of that. Special. DBRS has the proudest of pleasures of opening up for Bob Log III, a one man band who carries the tagline “My Shit is Perfect” tonight (7/12) at One Eyed Jacks. And perfect it is my friends, believe you me, that it is.
With a perfect combination of determination, gusto, and rollicking jams, Bob Log III is a force. Not even a force that is qualifiable like the force of nature or the force of one of Muhammad Ali’s punches in his prime. Bob Log transcends all of this to be known simply as a force. Whilst strumming away at his guitar and stomping his kick drum, you may find two lovely ladies in this mans lap. Oh, and my man wears a fighter jet pilot’s helmet while he makes everybody move to his hip shaking, head moving music.
This show will be something to experience. If not for yourself, then certainly for the generations to come. They will ask questions about this international man of mystery. Won’t you want to be able to answer them accurately?
So the nitty gritty details are as follows: One Eyed Jack’s, 615 Toulouse Street NOLA, tonight July 12th.
Doors will open up at 9pm and cover is $10.
I guess that settles what you’ll be doing with your Monday night. See ya there!
Here it is! The Free Love EP, a love story told in three acts. Don’t let the title deceive you, it’s not all about free love. it is a love EP that is free. Free as in there is no cost to make this newest hot slice of Dirty Bourbon magic yours to play at will. Go download it on our bandcamp site, cuddle up next to whomever it is you call yours and press play.
Also, it is Big Charlie’s birthday today, (yes this was all planned to happen in conjunction with our ringleader adding another year of wisdom under his belt), so if you happen to come to our show tonight (also Free) at Banks Street Bar located 4401 Banks Street NOLA give Charlie a holler, it would make his birthday.