Gig tonight at the Ole Tavern in Jackson, Mississippi. The party has been going hard all day and we are going to cap it off at 11. To get you in the St. Patrick day drinking mood, here is a drinking toast that we learned from the great violinist James Hausman.
Here’s to the woman with the pretty red shoes,
She smokes all my smokes, she drinks all my booze,
She ain’t got no cherry, but that ain’t no sin,
Cause she’s still got the box that cherry came in.
It’s that time again. Packin’ up the van, rolling up the warm clothes & sleeping bags, tunin’ up the instruments, getting the fingergloves ready to set off… Here we go… Winter 2012 tour ~ Coming to a city near you… check the sidebar for showdates… more to be added throughout the week… kickingoff in St. Augustine, FL at Jack’s BBQ tomorrow night… catch you in a corner of America soon… till then, keep your eyes and ears open
P.S. Don’t forget to tell a folk or too about our Van Fundraiser. Our van is fucking freezing – no insulation, no heat!
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
This Friday, if you happen to be in the greater Jackson, Mississippi area (or have a vehicle capable of great speed) then join us at the Ole Tavern (416 George St.). It’s us and New Grass Country Club, who are hot off a scorching CD release show last Friday. If you missed their set, then believe me, brother, you missed something special. It’s gonna be an old fashioned Friday night throwdown with hollering and swilling but hopefully minus swinging if ya hear me.
Also special sidenote, Bootsy will officially turn 21 at midnight (so will I for that matter), so give him a birthday hug or drink or polite smile. He loves that shit. Anyway, come on out, tell the peoples in the great state of Mississippi! Dirty Bourbon River Show is coming through for the FIRST time ever and they’ve brought something to share!