Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released 7 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.
On May 25th, 2013 they will release their 7th studio album - Volume Four - locally at the Blue Nile on Frenchmen St., followed by a 6 month national tour and worldwide release beginning the following month. Their new album - Volume Four - pairs reflective, syncopated lyrics with complex, harmony-rich songwriting and lush orchestrations. As a full-time touring quintet of highly versed multi-instrumentalists, through both their albums and their love shows the Dirty Bourbon River Show strives to change the way we think and feel about music.
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).
The Birdfoot Festival pulls out all the stops on the final night of the festival with a playlist that includes Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet, the instrumental fireworks of Ravel’s Piano Trio, Benjamin Britten’s fantastic Phantasy Oboe Quartet, and Brahms’ heavy cream Piano Quartet in C minor. Join Birdfoot’s artists and staff for a celebratory reception after the concert!
Note: This concert will be preceded by a 7:00 p.m. performance given by participants in Birdfoot’s Chamber Music Mentoring Program.