Monday, March 1, 2010


How lucky I am! Just after the recent amazing release of the new Cotton Mouth Kings, another awesome CD comes out by one of the newer local New Orleans Bands.

The Tuba Skinny Band is one of bands that loves busking on Royal street, and seeing them will leave you speechless!

Vocalist Erika Lewis fronts the band with Todd, or "Tuba Skinny" handling some of the musical direction, yes, from his Tuba.

The band is no doubt a team, a team of friends who create not only a music of a by gone era, but also a very individual sound.

The new self titled CD, TUBA SKINNY, is an amazing mix of tempo's all well rooted in early blues and jazz.

Handling the strings is Alynda on Banjo and Kiowa playing the Guitar and vocals, with the horns handled by Barnabus ,Trombone and Shaye on Cornet.

Lastly, we have Robin on washboard, who's dynamic playing inner weaves with the band which should no doubt cause you to start stomping your foot!

As i mentioned above, you can find this group playing on Royal street in the French Quarter and you can expect some great dancers performing with them as well. when they hit the street. At night the band attracts the best dancers in town and from around the world when visiting New Orleans.

This CD Captures this amazing energy perfectly, and I'm sure that there will be more then a few tracks being played at dances, and by teachers around the world.

One last tid bit before I leave you to run off and GET THIS CD.

 In this mix of 13 tracks, There is an original written by Erika, However, I'm not going to tell you which one it is…it fits in in between the classics so well I know you'll be blown away!