Smart Bets: The Mumbles CD release party

The Mumbles used to be a Brooklyn-based trio and now they're a New Orleans-based duo. All that change, and they still managed to pull off a solid effort with just-finished album Annunciation St. The 11-track collection is certainly rooted in New Orleans influences from the horn section to the jazz percussion (that's Ethan Shorter manning the drums). Keith Burnstein, the other full-time Mumble, plays all the keys (including some vintage-sounding parts that Dr. John would appreciate) and sings. The Mumbles hold a CD release party at Craggie Brewing on Saturday, Aug. 20. 6-8 p.m., free show.


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