Yeah buddy!! We had a most excellent night yesterday in Chicago! Schubas was jumping last night thanks to everyone who came out and partied with us!!
Today, we’re heading out to beautiful and magnificent Michigan to rock the walls at the Tip Top deluxe in Grand Rapids tonight with Chuck Whiting and the Tip Rail Ramblers!!
We’re excited to be in Michigan for the next week with plenty of awesome shows coming up so check the calendar and spread the word!!
Hey y’all, it’s time for another edition of BBR.
Last week we played at the Continental Club in Houston, and across the street is a wonderful record shop – Sig’s Lagoon. They have vinyl everywhere and their prices are very good! So while searching through their stuff, I found a beauty….
That is New Orleans’ Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Folks, this is the very first album Preservation Hall released, and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s a live performance of the band recorded on October 18, 1964, at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have to say that owning and reading through this album, I’ve become inspired for a new segment on the site. I haven’t yet thought of a name, but it’s about time I start sharing more about the history of my hometown and the people who’ve made it what it is now. Until then, please enjoy a cut from this record and be inspired!!
Tonight we’re partying in Grand Rapids, MI at the grand Founders Brewery! Showtime is 9pm, so get there early and get your taste buds going on their fine brew selection!
Since we’ve been home for most of February, I’ve had time to frequent my nearest Salvation Army for records and VHS tapes. It’s pretty sweet because records and tapes are a quarter there.
Going through their stash this month I found a Dave Brubeck record, a Bill Evans Anthology, Genesis live double-disc, and the Blues Brothers soundtrack on vinyl for under $2. They were all in good condition too. (I also bought Kazaam, Wizard of Oz, Tim Burton’s Batman & Nightmare before Christmas, and some other movies for about the same price.)
So for post 6 of BBR, I’ll feature The Dave Brubeck Quartet record – Time In Outer Space.
Joe Morello was an amazing jazz drummer and dominates the whole B side of this record. Hope you enjoy!
Tonight we’re in Grand Rapids, MI at The Tip Top Deluxe with the Kent County String Band. Showtime is 9pm. See y’all there.
From the collective minds of the Dirty Bourbon River Show comes the next hilarious internet meme to sweep the nation!
if you can manage to still reach your Keyboard during the side splitting laughter you are no doubt in the process of, share this video with all of your friends!
and if your in the great state of Michigan, or anywhere near the city of Grand Rapids, MI come on out to the Tip Top (760 Butterworth St) and Rock your soul New Orleans Style. show starts with the Moon Rays at 9 followed by Dirty Bourbon…and we promise there will be more music than comedy.
Got some big cities coming up: Chicago on Wednesday (w/ Cliff Hines @ Martyr’s), 2 shows in Detroit this weekend (Cliff Bells Jazz Residency), three shows in NYC next weekend (Hill Country, Rockwood Music Hall & Brooklyn Bowl), then Baltimore, Richmond, Asheville, Chapel Hill & many more to follow. Hope to see you there, & please help spread the word!
03.27 Chicago, IL @ Martyr’s
03.28 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founder’s Brewery
03.29 Detroit, MI @ Cliff Bells
03.30 Detroit, Mi @ Cliff Bells
04.04 Washington D.C. @ Hill Country
04.05 New York, NY @ Hill Country
04.06 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
04.07 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
04.11 Rochester, NY @ Abeline
04.12 Lancaster, PA @ Burning Bridge Tavern
04.13 Baltimore, MD @ The 8×10
04.14 Thomas, WV @ The Purple Fiddle
04.15 Berryville, VA @ Barns of Rosehill
04.18 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
04.20 Pittsboro, NC @ Shakori Hills Festival
04.25 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
04.26 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506