The Dirty Bourbon Blues Band is one of New York's premier "electric" blues bands based out of Rochester NY. Performing their original songs alongside spirited covers of blues standards, funk, R&B, rock, and soul, the group has something for everyone. "A tangible Allman Brothers," the band was established in 2006, and has since played hundreds of shows, from bars, pubs, and clubs, to major festivals, and sharing the stage with notable national touring acts. They are currently out playing in support of their most recent record release "Top Shelf Booze, Red Hot Blues." Somewhere along the way, they also attracted a legion of dedicated fans that have become a second family. Their dedication, love and passion for their craft shines through the music. A stage full of soul creates memories never forgotten.
The hometown homeboys in the Dirty Bourbon Blues Band kick things off dirty and blue on "Top Shelf Booze, Red Hot Blues" like a second date, primed and willing. The opening track, "Biker Blues" grinds all greasy-like. The second song cuts up the funk, and the rest of this ragged indigo affair bops between these goal posts with mucho heat. Solo duties are carved up between saxiphonist Willie White Shoes and guitarist Seth City. These two cats are spread liberally throughout. The same could be said for Uncle Pete, who pulls double duty on drums and lead vocals, and the deep-dish groove of bassist Adam Bones. The title track claims that "Top Shelf Booze, Red Hot Blues is all I need." Same could be said for just about all of us, don'tcha think?
~Frank De Blase
"With Saturday night's cold air chapping my bruised ass (i fell down the stairs naked that morning) I piled the cameras in the jalopy and headed to the California Brew Haus to see the Dirty Bourbon Blues - "not just a clever name, but a way of life," according to the band's drummer/singer. The quartet was nursing some Cream to a modest crowd when I made the scene. The band was casual and tight as it boogied nonchalant through its set, including Count Bishop's-fast version of Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover." The Brew Haus is in the land time forgot; it hasen't really changed since I started darkening its door 20 years ago. And the music sounded good as it leaked out into the Kodak tundra to skid aroung on the ice."
~Frank De Blase
"I had the chance to visit the trio, and listening to them (their sound is suprisingly refind), you'd get the feeling they'd been mixing the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jimi Hendrix with their own original music for some time. However the band formed in November '06 and didn't play its first gig until April.