Suzy got blown off stage by a strong gust of wind in Crested Butte, CO and she landed on her bell. It really sucked, but it could have been much worse.We had a few days off back home so I got my horn fixed by Stafford Agee, trombonist for Rebirth Brass Band and an excellent human being. I can’t thank him enough for taking time out of his very busy schedule to help make Suzy whole again.
Step One: Hit it with a hammer.
Step 2: Roll out dents
Step 3: Magnetic dent removal
So much better. Stafford is the man. Now it’s time to get to Chicago.
Sometimes, you just gotta get redneck with it and go with the flow. It’ll have to do till we get back. God bless The Duct.
We’ve had a lot of new experiences on this tour so far, good ones and bad ones. So as it is good to always be tested, we must now strategize on how to repair our recently disfigured vehicle.
On our drive from Utah to Colorado, feeling high and happy about our first conquest into new territory with new stories about new friends, a deer decided it was time for us to have a nice slice of shit pie…. Our van is beaten and torn, but thanks to skilled driving, a cool head, and one badass piece of man-made machinery there’s still 5 members of the Dirty Bourbon River Show, 15 instruments, and a collective spirit that can’t be broken.
“It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested.” – J.R. Lowell
So we have much to figure out as we recharge in Durango, CO. Charlie’s 23rd birthday is tomorrow, wish him a happy one folks. Our next show is in Flagstaff, AZ on our nation’s day of Independence. A time of celebration is at hand – we are safe and sound with no plans of slowing down (metaphorically, that is).
We had another day off so we went to the best brass shop in the Atlanta area to try some stuff out. Rich Ita’s Brass Instrument Workshop is awesome. Not only can he fix anything, he has all different types of horns, mouthpieces, crazy pictures, and cool pets. We can’t wait to go back.