DateSaturday, May 28, 2022 - 7:00pm
For more than a decade, Tuba Skinny has grown steadily in popularity, releasing 12 albums and touring all over the world. They’ve attracted a wide variety of fans—young and old, neophytes and niche-enthusiasts—with the strength of their musicianship and the scope of their jazz and American roots music catalog. While they’ve become known as world-class interpreters of traditional jazz, over the years they’ve branched out into jug band music, spirituals, country blues, string band music, ragtime, and New Orleans R&B. Their approach is a true reflection of Americana, encompassing the full genealogy of popular American music from an early 20th century perspective. After a decade of playing (mostly) other artists’ songs, Tuba Skinny decided to fulfill a long-time dream with the release of Magnolia Stroll, their first album of all-original tunes. Featuring compositions from Erika, Shaye, Robin, Barnabus, Craig, and Max, it is their love song to all the musicians, living and dead, who have inspired them, as well as to the neighborhoods of New Orleans that have nurtured them.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show, children 12 & younger admitted free. More about Tuba Skinny.
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