September 2 – Tuba Skinny

 

Sunday, September 2, 6p 


Note: Concert will begin when the Roxbury 9 vintage base ball game concludes.
Fun fact: Baseball was originally two words – “base ball”

Kirkside Park
Main Street behind the Gould Memorial Church
Roxbury
Free to the public

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.                                                                      

“To call Tuba Skinny revivalists would be to miss the point. The New Orleans ensemble, often seen busking on Royal Street, have never conceded the death of the early jazz and blues they play… That’s a tribute to the masterful ease of these relatively young musicians who laze and weave around each other as if bebop never happened. Alternating solos and call-and-response vocals…the eight players here show a comfortable fluency in their pre 1940s idioms.”
— Clea Simon, Offbeat Magazine

 

Tuba Skinny will be performing as a part of the Roxbury Revelry – a day of fun in Kirkside Park which includes a Roxbury Nine vintage base ball game and fireworks.