Holy hell! We had a wild night at the Real Watersports Invitational in Waves, NC – Big shout out to everyone who came out and took care of us last night. If only we could stay just one more night for the Bikini Fashion Show!!
But alas, we have even BIGGER things on the horizon y’all! Tonight in Greensboro – we’re gonna be blowing the roof off the Blind Tiger and we’ll have some help! That’s right folks we’ve got a 3 band bill lined up with the our good buddies Ellis Dyson & the Shambles AND Dr. Bacon! We’ve been talking about putting a show like this together for too long and damn we’re excited it’s finally happening!
If’n you don’t know either group well you best check em out:
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles
That’s right y’all! It’s gonna be a swinging and slamming good time!
The Blind Tiger – 9:30PM
Dr Bacon / Ellis Dyson & The Shambles / Dirty Bourbon River Show
Okay folks, it’s a been a while, hell it’s been months. But worry not because not only do we have BIG things coming, but I’ve been doing some serious record collecting. So let’s get into it!
As you know Mother’s Day just passed, and boy do I have so much to be grateful for because of my Mom. However, today’s record comes not from her y’all, but from my Aunt Pat. She had stored away a box of records in her garage and my little cousin just happened to discover them on Sunday. 10 years they’ve been sitting in there! Well, my Aunt is one of the coolest women I’ve ever known, and without a second thought said, “Have em!” I mean we’re talking Beatles, Elton John, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Al Hirt, and today’s record choice – “Mister Naugahyde”himself, the Emperor of the Universe – Mr Ernie K Doe!!
Now you wanna learn some New Orleans music history, y’all? Read up about this man cause he’s about as good as it gets when it comes to New Orleans characters and entertainers. I’m serious too. LEARN ABOUT HIM. He was a a true New Orleans native with swagger that will never be matched y’all. From his singing to his time as a local DJ on WWOZ, he never failed to wow and stun listeners.
My Aunt Pat gifted me with his music this past weekend, and I’m still giddy that I own this record. So now I’m sharing it with you because damn it’s just so good when you can hold a piece of your hometown’s musical history in your hands and listen to it and share it with others.
A few months back we stopped off at a small, makeshift recording studio in the newsroom of the Daily Camera, a news outfit in Boulder. Second Story Garage brings in local and national acts to come in to hang and play a few tunes, which they record and share with loads and loads of people online. It was a good time, and we’re happy to finally share with everyone what we laid down there.
A big thank you to everyone at Second Story – Ashley and Quentin, Duncan, Paul, Kaufman and Kevin – for having us over! Hope y’all enjoy!
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.
This weekend we’ll be performing two days in good ol’ Lafayette, La.
Tonight we’re debuting at The Wild Salmon with the rockabily stylings of The Rotten Cores! They start at 9, and we’ll tag in and finish the night off around 11! It’s gonna get wild and sweaty tonight folks so be prepared to shed a few layers!!
This wonderful event will be showcasing the best inventors, entertainers, and mustaches Lafayette’s artisitc community has to offer. Yours truly will be setting fire to the Acadiana Advocate Main Stage along with local sideshow and burlesque performers and other musical acts including New Orleans’ Russian Mafia Stomp outfit Debauche!! We’ll strike up at 6 and unplug by 7, but the night will continue on with plenty more partying!! Check that schedule!!
Don’t miss a damn good time Lafayette!! Come clean, leave Dirty!
It’s good to be back in good ol’ Winchester, VA, and boy are we excited to wrap up this Summer Tour with our Vaudeville Revue at the always lively Bright Box. Tonight’s entertainment is sure to be an unforgettable experience with comedy, burlesque, and hip-shaking good music!
That’s right, and it’s all happening tonight at the Bright Box. There are only a few tickets left so move quick. Showtime is 8 pm!
Well folks maybe I can be of service. See yesterday Jimmy went off to the huge Musical Instrument Museum here in Phoenix and came back with all sorts of photos for us. Looking through his shots of various world percussion from various countries really set me back in my chair – I’ve got so much to learn! So I began digging.
As I searched around for different world drums and sounds, I came across a website I will probably be spending a majority of the remainder of the year scanning through. Its catalog of artists is literally that grand!
WOMAD, World Of Music, Art, and Dance, is an international festival bringing together artists from all over the globe, and all of their featured artists deserve high praise. It’s an organization I hope that we can be apart of someday.
Please check it out and let me know what you think. Let me know who you’ve listened to. And of course let me know if you find some hip-shaking, heart-pounding rhythms.
Here’s what I’ve been listening to today! Enjoy and share!!