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!
Three truly amazing things ladies and gentlemen:
1) We’re playing in Athens, GA tonight at the Foundry as part of our Important Things Humans Should Know CD release tour. Grab your tickets here. Show starts at 8pm – we’re playing 2 sets.
2) We have a new 6th member! Adam Lessnau will be joining us as a guest trombonist though the remainder of our Important Things Humans Should Know tour. The brass is booming big now baby. Come dig his chops tonight at the Foundry, or one of our other many tour dates on the left sidebar.
3) Noah’s 10 year beard is getting out of control. He’s only 9 months in, and it already covers bowties and has a tiny refrigerator cabinet were he keeps a conservative assortment of 8 oz sodas. Somebody make it stop…
Beyond excited about my recent score at Guitar Center. This stylish baby comes with a matching bag and stretchy mouth piece. I’m gonna use her for practice while on the road. I think I’ll call her Bessie.
In other news we play tonight in Cambridge Massachusetts at the Lizard Lounge. Doors 8:30, show starts at 9:30. It’s gonna be a great night.
– Sandra Love
It’s going down tonight in D.C. at Gypsy Sally’s! 4 piece Brooklyn-based Roosevelt Dime starts the show at 8:30 then Dirty Bourbon closes out the night at 10pm. Tix are $15 at the door, or $12 at the above link. Come get some!
Tonight’s the night folks, and it’s a very special one at that! Truly, it is a night for celebrating!!
Yes, if you’re in New Orleans and are looking for a late night party filled with wild and wonderful music, then D.B.A. on Frenchmen St. is where you want to be!
Tonight will be a memorable one folks. A night of firsts and lasts, of introductions and farewells. We have a new album, a damn good album, to finally release! We have new members to introduce. We have new songs to debut! We will have more people on our stage tonight than every before, and the sound will be HUGE!! Tonight will also mark the passing of the torch from Mr Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner to the lovely Sandra Love! We got it all, baby, we got it all!
and about this new album….
For the past year we have been working vigorously to create something new and exciting for ourselves and for you. Now, we have a record that is by far our best, and it’s time for you to have it too.
IMPORTANT THINGS HUMANS SHOULD KNOW!!
Yes folks, tonight will mark the beginning of a new and exciting time in the Dirty Bourbon River Show. New songs, new people, and a new album!
Onward! To Glory!
The Dirty Bourbon River Show is proud to announce that Miss Sandra Love will be joining us as a guest vocalist on our 4 month tour beginning next month! Sandra comes to us from Baltimore by way of Richmond, bringing a unique and soulful singing voice to the table. As a few of you may know, we’ve already done a few shows with her, and she clicked so nice we just decided to swoop her up and bring her on the road with us!
in other news we’re still looking for a full time trombonist, and a roadie as well (or concert technician, as they call them nowadays). If any one has any references please let us know! We are expanding and growing ever so fast and can’t wait for these beautiful new changes to reach their full bloom. Ad Astera per Aspera!
Last night was wild at the Maison with Mississippi Rail Co.! If you’re in town right now, you know today is gonna get even more wild, and the day after and the day after! For today Endymion rides, and Mardi Gras is in full effect.
If you’re in town then you’re on the route, somewhere along Canal St drinking and dancing and yelling. Well if you’re looking for some entertainment, alls you gotta do is walk on down S Telemachus St. to a neighborhood bar called 12 Mile Limit. There you can enjoy some delicious food, brews, and music for an all day and night Endymion block party. Dirty Bourbon will be joining up with Sweet Crude again to give y’all a damn good time.
Sweet Crude will perform before the parade and Dirty Bourbon will drop the beat after. Don’t miss out folks!!
That’s 500 South Telemachus Street.
Gonnabe a crazy one tonight y’all. Got Mississippi Rail Company playing at 10:30 and then Dirty Bourbon River Show to follow at midnight. Come on out to the Maison on Frencmen. It’s gonna be a party. Oh, and it’s free. Boom.
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.
Playing in Williamsport, PA tonight at the Bullfrog Brewery. Show starts at 9pm and goes till round midnight. Hope you can make it.
In the meantime, here is another animated short by Noah Adams entitled: “Being There”: