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‘Dirty Bourbon River Show’ Live at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit, Michigan, 3-30-2013

Dirty Bourbon River Show at Cliff Bells 1“New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock Music” is how Dirty Bourbon River Show describe themselves on their website. Works for us. We also heard the influence of Tom Waits, Morphine, Harry Connick Jr., touches of Dixieland Jazz and Delta Blues, an arche-typical melange of Zydeco, Creole and Cajun flavors one might Dirty Bourbon River Show at Cliff Bells 2expect to hear from a road-bound combo of New Orleans-based troubadors, and even a bit of Opera. A potent cocktail, for sure; fittingly imbibed at one of Detroit’s most unique live music venue’s, Cliff Bell’s, located just west of Grand Circus Park at 2030 Park Avenue, inside the Albert Kahn-designed Campau Realty Building. Without a doubt, the muraled and woodworked, Charles Agree-designed interior of Cliff Bell’s lends a timeless and intimate quality to just about any performance that takes place here, and this particular evening was no different in that respect. Click on our links to see and hear Dirty Bourbon River Show at Cliff Bells 5just a couple of the evening’s best numbers: a Dirty Bourbon River Show original (we think!) entitled either “Something” or “Somethin'”, and a cover of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins standard, “I Put A Spell On You”. We highly recommend you refer to Cliff Bell’s calendar of events regularly, and add a show at this legendary venue to your ever-expanding palette of Detroit experiences. Furthermore, we also recommend y’all take full advantage of Dirty Bourbon River Show‘s aforementioned website and download both of the FREE, full-length albums contained therein. ~I♥DM

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.