Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

I started doing what I call Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.  I'm going to post one song on Saturdays that the boys or I like. 

The song may be part of a movie, a kid's video or just a song we like. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

This is a new band to me. I asked my college art students to write down unique bands, singers, musicians for me. They did. Some I love. Some I dislike. That's why we all have opinions right? What I really like is some of these bands lead me to other cool, unique bands. Certainly a score for me.
This week a co-worker told me about a New Orleans band called, Tuba Skinny. They play traditional jazz music with a twist of their own.

They started in 2009. Tuba Skinny evolved from a collection of street musicians  into a ground breaking band. They aim to bring back traditional New Orleans music to people around the world. Their sound comes from spirituals to depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz. They want to bring back the musical heritage of New Orleans. Many follow them because of their unique sound, reviving long lost songs, and well done live performances.

Check out their washboard solo:

It's so fun and good!

Many of them I can't find titles for, but this one is called Gimmie Some.

They are so charming. They play live all the time. They do have 3 CDs.

Like Tuba Skinny on Facebook, buy their CDs: Rag Band, Garbage Man and Six Feet Down at Bandcamp and follow their blog.


mail4rosey said...

This is great and the singer has the perfect sound for the band too! Great share!

Eat To Live said...

Very cool! and they are so young!

Masshole Mommy said...

These guys sound really cool!! Thanks for sharing because without this post, I never would have heard of them.


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