Soul Jams will directly follow the Hops & Howlers Craft Brew Fest at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. This is a free event, and part of the Abingdon Music Experience. Slated for this year’s schedule is:
Dirty Bourbon River Show
The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to Lisztian piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass into a result that is truly a blast of new energy into the musical landscape. Dirty Bourbon grabs hold of audiences, fascinated by their eccentricity and dexterity coupled with their ability to harken back to by-gone eras in music.Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released 6 studio albums and played over 500 live shows, fast earning them a stellar reputation for their tight, multi-faceted sound and high-energy performances. They can be found bringing their blend of “New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock” all over the USA, performing at festivals and respected venues year-round.
As a songwriter Jesse is able to channel real emotion and poetry into a workhorse strut. With a list of legendary influences fueling his honest-man’s delivery, Jesse carves out a vocal identity that’s purely his own. Whether he’s crooning it or belting it out, the beauty of Jesse Dee’s music is that it’s charged up with a perfect mix raw energy, class, and heart stealing forces. It works well in every environment, from posh jazz sit downs to sweaty rock clubs to big festival stages in front of 10,000 people. You can dress it up as easily as you can drag it through the mud.
Some of Jesse’s heroes have picked up on his raw attack; he has performed with the likes of Al Green, Solomon Burke, Spencer Wiggins, Bettye Lavette, and his personal favorite, Etta James. Having shared the stage with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, James Hunter, Raphael Saadiq, and Nikka Costa, Jesse is also recognized as an important player in soul music’s modern era.