Throughout my time in orchestras and wind ensembles, I have noticed that there aren’t enough female low brass players. I am trying to change that, one city at a time…
Without further ado, the most beautiful globe trotting dental hygienist from Grand Rapids, Melinda!
P.S. Show tonight at the fantastic Cliff Bell’s in Detroit, Michigan. Music starts at 9 PM.
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.
Not too long ago I was reading an interview piece in Offbeat magazine, which is a local music magazine in New Orleans, and one of the questions the interviewer asked was, “what was the first tune you heard as a child?” Now I can’t recall the answer in the article, but I can tell you what my answer would’ve been. I sat there at our table and remembered the first time I recognized music and how it affected me.
My mother is the reason for my rhythm. She introduced me to Motown and Cuban music and Rock n Roll and the “Cha-Cha.” She may not know it, but the day she put on The Four Tops – Reach Out (I’ll Be There), she changed my world.
As a kid I had never heard anything so epic. That haunting opening line that gallops and snaps into a perfectly paced rockin’ groove, the melodies working within the instruments, and of course the voices – I thought Levi Stubbs was singing to me. I remember listening over and over again and getting chills each time the song started and every time they snapped into the chorus and their harmonies rang out over the instruments.
It was unreal. That song changed me. It was my catalyst, that and Gloria Estefan, but that’s a different story… TONIGHT we’re in South Haven, MI at Foundry Hall! Show time is 7:30pm!! See y’all tonight!
Tuba players are an interesting bunch. We play the biggest, heaviest, most badass instrument known to man. Few outside the tuba world realize this fundamental fact. There is nothing more heavy metal than a tuba, unless of course, that tuba is also on fire. Here are some badasses that decided to educate the masses on the pure majesty of tuba.
David Silverman aka Tubatron
The impeccably dressed, Flaming Tuba Man
And of course, me and my firetuba.
Early show tonight at the Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers, Michigan! Show starts at 8 PM.
Show tonight at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit! We will start at 9:30 and go all night.