Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.
Tuba Skinny is:
Todd Burdick - Tuba
Bobby Browne - Banjo / Guitar / Harmonica / Vocals
Barnabus Jones - Trombone / Guitar / Banjo
Shaye Cohn - Cornet / Piano / Fiddle
Robin Rapuzzi - Washboard / Bass Drum
Erika Lewis - Vocals
Special Guests: Jon Doyle on Clarinet & Tenor Sax // Ewan Bleach on Clarinet on Tracks 9, 12, 13 & 14 // John James on Dobro // Sam Doores on Bass Drum // Cassidy Holden on Bass Drum on Track 11.
Recorded October '11 & April '12 in the Holy Cross, New Orleans with the help of Cassidy Holden and ourselves. Track 14 recorded live at the Spotted Cat.
released June 23, 2012
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