Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released 5 (soon to be 6) studio albums and played over 500 live shows, fast earning them a stellar reputation for their tight, multi-faceted sound and high-energy performances. They can be found bringing their blend of “New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock” all over the USA, performing at festivals and respected venues year-round.
The Dirty Bourbon River Show is comprised of Noah Adams (vocals, piano, guitar, accordion, trumpet), Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner (vocals, trombone, wind toys), Matt Thomas (vocals, tenor, bari and Mississippi saxophone, clarinet), Jimmy Williams (bass, sousaphone) and Dane “Bootsy” Schindler (drums).
Their fifth studio album, Volume Three, continued to push their boundaries, pairing reflective, syncopated lyrics with complex, harmony-rich songwriting. As a full-time touring quintet of highly versed multi-instrumentalists, the Dirty Bourbon River Show strives to change the way we think and feel about music. “A circus-like barrage of sound serving as entrance music for a magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys” – Rory Callais, Offbeat
The 3rd Annual Latin Jazz Fest will take place at Casa Borrega, 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, Friday, December 21, from 7-11:30pm, with musical performances by The Iguanas, Mas Mamones with Steve Masakowski, and the Alexey Marti Quintet. The event is FREE and open to the public.
The Iguanas will perform a rare set of 100% Latin music. As Rod Hodges, leader and guitar player for The Iguanas, says, “Latin rhythms are not only part of our mix with New Orleans-style music, but at the same time Spanish music has been a central part of the local repertoire.”
Mas Mamones also recognizes the New Orleans—Latin connection. “Professor Longhair was distinguished in his time for mixing Afro-Cuban rhythms in his interpretations,” notes Manny Lander, vocalist and leader of Mas Mamones, whose faithful interpretation of Charanga (traditional Cuban music) will be infused with the swing and counterpoint of local jazz legend Steve Masakowski on guitar.
Alexey Marti, Cuban native, who recently opened for the Chucho Valdez concert at the Joy Theater to rave reviews, is the latest rising star in New Orleans Latin Jazz. This opening band is Mr. Marti’s first foray as band leader and will be kicking off the Festival. This event is underwritten in part by the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Cuba NOLA Arts Collective.
As part of the monthly Supper Bowl Jam, a food truck will be serving outside Casa Borrega.
Home for the Holidays - A Concert for the Daniel Price Foundation for Aspiring Artists featuring John Boutte, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Chuck Perkins and Spy Boy Honey, Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs, Paul Sanchez, Eric Lindell, Stanton Moore Trio, Herlin Riley, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, James Andrews, Rockin’ Dopsie, and Emcee Gralen Banks.
This date is the end of an astronomical cycle noted by the Mayans. It has been mistranslated as the end of the world. This is incorrect. Scholars from the Tulum Institute in the Yucatan have determined that it is the end of the age of strife and the onset of the age of harmony. The show at the Maple Leaf will feature a ceremony led by the Avatar of Bolon Yok’te K’uh, who will bless the crowd and welcome the new age.
The Galactic Alignment Band, featuring Bellman, S’Moore, Forrest Raines, Vogue L. Ritch and Irish tenor and bass Mercury O’Rob, will begin playing at 11:11 PM.
There will be free traditional Mayan food for all ticket holders. Tickets for this event are available on eventbrite.com.
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus intend to "Avert the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse by throwing a party so EPIC that it will appease and impress the Space Gods, convincing them that humanity is not only worth sparing… but that we are totally awesome. Our goal is to rock SO HARD that Extraterrestrials land a spacecraft at the party and join us for the festivities."
Fesitval Lineup includes:
Ghostland Observatory, Alex McMurray, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Hot 8, Rotary Downs, Sun Domingo, The Local Skank, DJ Brice Nice, and lots more...