This weeks edition of BBR features master guitarist, Chet Atkins. However, this is not a feature on his widely known and praised sophisticated Nashville sound, but rather on his Spanish style abilities.
The Other Chet Atkins is a record unlike any in Mr. Guitar’s catalog – an entire album with no electric instruments or country music – only Latin folk music and Spanish style guitar playing. I bought this record in Houston, Texas at Sig’s Lagoon in Midtown and must have listened to it at least 3 times that night. Everything on this album is beautiful, especially the cover artwork done by Gerry Powell! I own a few other Atkins records (love them all) and was so excited to see and hear this one. It’s without a doubt my favorite.
“The Peanut Vendor”
“Yours (Quiereme Mucho)”
So if you ever come across this record, do yourself a favor and get it! I’d also recommend you get something sweet to sip and someone sweet to kiss too!
I love vinyl records. I LOVE them. I love how they feel, how they look, and especially how they sound. The past few years I’ve been digging through bins and shelves and am very proud of the collection that grows in my room. So much in fact that I would love to share it you! So with nothing left to say, let’s see what spinning in Bootsy’s Box of Records!
Do you know The Iceman? Have you heard the voice that belongs to Mississippi born Jerry Butler? A key member in The Impressions, Jerry Butler is behind some of the best love songs to come out of the 60s. The Iceman Cometh(’68) is Jerry Butler’s 11th studio album, and it is side-to-side one of my favorite records right now. On top of how great it sounds, the record comes with a fantastic signed photograph of the Iceman.
And yes folks the music sounds as good as he looks. Here’s the song “Never Give You Up” featured on Side 2 on The Ice Man Cometh.
Hope you enjoyed that! Tonight Dirty Bourbon is kicking the second half of our summer tour off in Belmar, New Jersey at Tenth Ave. Burrito! Showtime is 10pm, see y’all there!
I’m trying to count up how many times we’ve performed in Asheville, that’s including busking as well, and we just can’t be sure anymore. We’ve been back so many times it feels like a home away from home. We’ve had the opportunity to play around the city at different bars, clubs, corners, and brew halls, and tonight we’re adding a new spot to the list.
We’re excited to make our debut in such a beautiful place and hope you can join us!
We are also incredibly thrilled to officially announce that our total amount raised for our Kickstarter project is exactly $10,600. To everyone who shared, supported and donated, we did it, folks! But really you did it, and in return we, along with Craig and everyone at The Living Room, will sweat and bleed to give you the best record we can. You have opened a huge door for us, and we’re gonna be charging through with guns blazing!
We need your help! Yes, you!!! We have only 4 days left to go on our Kickstarter campaign to raise $2,715, or we won’t get any of the money! If you haven’t yet, please check out our project HERE and come be a part of something awesome! Now is the time! Crunch time baby! Let’s make it happen!
PS Next three backers of $50 or more will get a free vinyl shipped to them tomorrow. Do it!
I gotta say, as far as big metropolitan cities go, this place is Beautiful! In a way it reminds me of home – a crazy mix of cultures, excellent food, great music, fun people, and lots of pride. That’s what I love most – people here take pride in the city. To me, that speaks loudest!
Here’s a small playlist dedicated to my other favorite big city – BROOKLYN!!
The Beastie Boys- No Sleep till Brooklyn
Youngblood Brass Band – Brooklyn
Gang Starr – The Place We Dwell
Yasiin Bey (aka. Mos Def) – Brooklyn
Yours truly will be hitting with full force tonight as we take the stage at the famous Brooklyn Bowl. Starting it off is Nashville’s Cataline Crime, followed by Charleston favorites Dangermuffin. Then it’s Bourbon Dirty till 11:30. See y’all there!
If you’ve been sitting around wondering – “Hey, you know I wish those Dirty Bourbs would release some new material already!! It’s not enough they have all that music (on Bandcamp and iTunes)!!”
Well guess what?? We got something for you!!
The good folks over at Daytrotter Studios have posted up our session, as well as a magical illustration of yours truly!!
Now, if you’re digging those 4 new tracks and are curious as to when the next album is coming out, well guess what?? You can decide – sort of!!
As you may know we are in the middle of raising money for our Kickstarter which will go to producing our next album!! We have the music, a great title and a vision for our cover – all we need is more MONEY (and support and love and kind words)!!
So… While you’re listening to our Daytrotter session, make your way over to our Kickstarter page and put some money in the box-ah (for a sweet prize)!!
Tonight marks the final show of our March run!! It’s been a hell of a month of good times with good people, new tunes, and new antics – thank you to everyone who made it so!! We celebrate it all at the Underbelly in Jacksonville, Florida!! Opening up is local one-man wrecking ball Jameyal!! Show starts at 9PM!! Come on out and get wild with us tonight!!
Hello again Easton, MD!! We are thrilled to be back at The Stoltz Listening Room, and tonight will be quite a spectacle!! Yes that’s right folks, tonight will not only showcase The Dirty Bourbon River Show‘s brand of high-energy, whiskey-fueled musical magnificence, but will also feature the sultry and seductive dancing from our dear friend, Miss Terra Anderson! Yes folks, tonight will be a show like no other!! For those that must have tickets now – please click HERE for information on getting them online, otherwise you can purchase your seats at the door – but move FAST!! Doors will open at 7:30 PM – and Show Time will be at 8:00 sharp!! Don’t miss out Easton, join us for a grand night filled with Music and Dance and Bourbon!!
Tonight is gonna get wild in Chapel Hill! Yours truly will be performing with our good friend Ellis Dyson & The Shambles at the always crazy Local 506! Doors will open at 8 PM and The Shambles will kick it off at 9 PM!! Dirty Bourbon will take the stage afterwards, supplying the masses with our high-energy, carnival-brass, rock n’ roll!! It’s gonna be a wild and whiskey soaked night, don’t miss out!!