Dirty Bourbon River Show floats into Asheville

The New Orleans-based gypsy rock band Dirty Bourbon River Show is bringing their brass circus sound to Asheville. (You might’ve seen a few of them, horns in tow, busking around downtown recently.) The five-piece group’s show will begin at 9 p.m. at the Emerald Lounge on Friday, with a $6 cover charge. Local gypsy folk group Sirius.B will also play.

Since the Dirty Bourbon formed in 2009, the full-time touring band members have kept busy. In four years, they have released seven albums and played more than 500 shows across the U.S. Their newest album, Volume Four, includes complex, syncopated lyrics written by lead vocalist Noah Adams, whose voice is complemented by harmonies, beats, and horns. The band puts a variety of peculiar instruments to use in their new album, ranging from the organ and the accordion to the trombone and the sousaphone.

“[Dirty Bourbon River Show is] a circus-like barrage of sound serving as entrance music for a magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys,” said Rory Callais of New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine.

Dirty Bourbon will play from 9:15 till 10 p.m.
Sirius.B from 10:15 till 11:30 p.m.
Dirty Bourbon again from 11:45 till 1 a.m.


About Micah Wilkins
Micah Wilkins began her time at Mountain Xpress as an intern while a student at Warren Wilson College, where she studied history and creative writing. After graduating in December, 2013, she continued writing for the Xpress as a freelancer.

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