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Watch The Killers honor local legend Fats Domino with the help of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band during their set in New Orleans Sunday night.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ for NPR Music.
New Orleans own Anders Osborne will be joined by Rich Robinson, Nicki Bluhm and more at this year’s Tipitina’s Holiday Spectacular concerts.
Watch Widespread Panic joined by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band for a cover of David Bromberg’s “Sharon” on July 9 in Las Vegas.
Last night The Dirty Dozen Brass Band once again joined Widespread Panic to cap off a collaborative three-nights in Las Vegas.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band helped Widespread Panic on portions of both sets on Saturday night at The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday.
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About The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
In their prime, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band successfully mixed together R&B with the instrumentation of a New Orleans brass band. Featuring Kirk Joseph on sousaphone playing with the agility of an electric bassist, the group revitalized the brass band tradition, opening up the repertoire and inspiring some younger groups to imitate its boldness. Generally featuring five horns (two trumpets, one trombone, and two saxes) along with the sousaphone, a snare drummer, and a bass drummer, the DDBB were innovative in their own way, making fine recordings for Rounder, Columbia, and the George Wein Collection (the latter released through Concord). Guest artists have included Dr. John, Dizzy Gillespie, and Danny Barker. The DDBB re-emerged in 1999 with John Medeski as their producer, and many called the group’s Buck Jump release a return to classic form. The group then returned in 2002 with yet another surprising album, Medicated Magic. Two years later, the band made its Artemis label debut with Funeral for a Friend. In 2006, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the DDBB issued their most ambitious album to date, What’s Going On, a wide-ranging musical tour de force that was a track-for-track remake of Marvin Gaye’s classic 1971 album. In addition to the DDBB, it also featured the talents of many musicians from the Crescent City. The album was not so much a response to Hurricane Katrina itself, but to the subsequent treatment of New Orleanians by the city government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In 2011, the group issued My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now, a further extrapolation on Crescent City traditions wedded to hip-hop, modern R&B, funk, and rock. In the spring of 2012, DDBB issued the more traditional Twenty Dozen, their debut offering for Savoy Jazz.
Guitarist Anders Osborne threw down over the weekend at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. Contributor Aaron Stein shares his thoughts from Friday’s show and photographer Adam McCullough captured the action on Saturday.
Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope for the 2019 Wheels Of Soul tour.
Legendary band King Crimson confirmed three U.S. dates as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour in 2019.
Warren Haynes and Dave Grohl led an impressive array of performers on songs by Nirvana, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and more at a Pop Up Snow Jam concert in Asheville on Sunday night.
The 30th Annual Warren Haynes Presents The Christmas Jam concluded with a magical night of music at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday.