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!
This Saturday (July 10th) we ride west to Lafayette, LA for a charcoal-fingered romp’n’stomp at Artmosphere. Our third appearance, this time we will be joined by the Howdies, Lafayette’s own SwingRoots’n’Rockabilly gentlemen – whiskey orbs, fingergloves, a duck possibly. Yess indeed. And, in a couple of hours, the delivery man’ll be dropping off 200 copies of the new album “Free Love”, which we’ll be handing out for free at the show.
Check out the Howdies here. They sound damn good. ‘Nuff said.
The other day an old friend of mine reminded me of another old friend of mine – Leon Redbone. I love the way the brain reacts to the rediscovery of old, cherished music. Hands down one of the best, personable, and interesting interpreters of American folk music, Leon Redbone showed from Cyprus in the ’70’s, and has since built a steady cult following for his comedic, skillful mastery of guitar and voice.
Now about as old as my pappy, Leon Redbone is still slingin’ strong – raspy, full of kick – yessir, hmm, have a bourbon, have a chuckle, and check out his wonderful version of “Shine On, Harvest Moon”: