Friday, April 20, 2012

A Midnight Preserves Roundup: Tangiers Blues Band 5/3 and 5/5

Join the Pres Hall family Thursday, May 3rd at Midnight for a special Midnight Preserves performance by Tangiers Brass Band. Tangiers will also be opening for Lil' Band O' Gold Saturday, May 5th.
Not familiar with Tangiers Brass Band? Here ya go!
The Tangiers Blues Band was formed in 1998 after guitarist Chris Scianni (Dangerman, Echobrain with Jason Newsted) and drummer Dave Borla (Dangerman, Echobrain) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music. The first Tangiers Blues Band jam session took place on Thanksgiving night that year with other musicians and friends, including Huey from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, King from Cooley High, Mick Jones from Foreigner and tennis palyer/guitarist John McEnroe. The original line-up was formed after that with Chris (guitar), Dave Borla (drums), Danny (harmonica), Huey (lap steel), King (vox and guitar) adding their long time friends Dave Sellar (bass) from Darla Hood and Peter Levin (keys) who had played in various bands in New York City and currently tours with The Blind Boys of Alabama.

The TBB line-up changes from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years, and in many different configurations. In addition, they have many “special guests” who will sit in with them for a night when they are around including G-Love, Phil Lesh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Charlie Giordano (Bruce Springsteen) and Chris’ father, Joseph Scianni. The line-up on the TBB studio recordings consists of Chris, Danny, Pete, King and Dave Sellars with Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals) on lap and pedal steel guitars and Mo Roberts (Shemeka Copeland) on drums. The recording was done in one day at Moon Palace Studios, mixed and produced by Tim Latham (Lou Reed, Tribe Called Quest) a long time friend of all the guys.

Here are some highlights from the 2011 Midnight Preserves performances featuring Tangiers Blues Band.

Thursday, May 3
TANGIERS BLUES BAND playing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Saturday, May 5
Lil’ Band O’ Gold (CC Adcock, Steve Riley, Warren Storm, 'Dickie' Landry, David Egan, Tommy McLain, Lil' Buck Senegal, Pat Breaux, Richard Comeaux)
plus Tangiers Blues Band

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