DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND w/ WATKINS GLEN @ FALL FEST (FREE)
Downtown Bend, Minnesota & Bond St.
Parallel 44 Presents brings you the uniquely evolved Dirty Dozen Brass Band from NOLA from 8:30-10pm! This amazing group has brought the funk for over 4 decades, and still keeps your feet stomping to the beats to this day! They are filled with all the things you love from horns, marching beats, and bright shiny personalities. Be sure not to miss beloved favorites Watkins Glen from 7-8pm, prep those feet for dancing to all of your favorites from The Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Grateful Dead, and The Band, with the lovely mashup flare from the Watkins boys themselves. This show is free and all ages.
About Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band Members: Roger Lewis - Baritone Sax/Vocals Kevin Harris - Tenor Sax/Vocals Gregory Davis - Trumpet/Vocals Kirk Joseph - Sousaphone TJ Norris - Trombone Julian Addison - Drums/Vocals Takeshi Shimmura - Guitar
About Watkins Glen: Named after the biggest Rock concert of the 70s, Watkins Glen is an Oregon-based Rock n' Roll band that strives to create magical musical moments while paying tribute to the repertoires of 4 legendary American bands: The Band, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and Little Feat. Band leaders Gabe Johnson & Evan Read-Mullins, also guitarist and keyboardist for popular Funk/Rock outfit Elektrapod have gathered some of the very best musicians from the Oregon music scene with the intention of creating one of the most authentic, inventive and compelling Rock n' Roll bands in the West. In just a very short time, Watkins Glen has developed a reputation for delivering great renditions of these bands’ classic songs, writing truly creative set lists and whipping audiences into frenzy with their scorching improvisational live jams. Highlights so far have included high profile appearances at 4 Peaks Music Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival, US Fest, Bend Summerfest, Bend Fall Fest, Bend Roots Revival, McMenamins' St Patrick's Day Celebration and multiple performances at indoor music venues in Oregon w/ national acts such as Pink Talking Fish, MarchFourth and more. See www.WatkinsGlenBand.com for upcoming tour dates and regularly updated audio and video content.
Watkins Glen personnel: Gabe Johnson (Elektrapod, El Dante, Soulwork, Jive Talkin' Robots) - Guitars, Keys, Vox Evan Read-Mullins (Elektrapod, Dennis McGregor Band) - Keys, Vox Kaleb Kelleher (Jive Coulis, The Mostest, Brent Alan & HFF) - Drums Benji Nagel (Honey Don’t, Tumbleweed Peepshow) - Dobro, Lap Steel, Guitars, Vox Kyle Swantek (Truck Stop Gravy, Wildwood Ave, Rising Tide) - Bass, Vox Jarrod Donatelli (Elektrapod, The Mostest, El Dante) - Percussion, Vox
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