The Tangiers Blues Band + Outer Borough Brass Band

The Tangiers Blues Band + Outer Borough Brass Band

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Tangiers Blues Band
The Tangiers Blues Band
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 player/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 Darlahood and Peter Levin (keys) who had played in various bands in New York City and currently tours with Gregg Allman.

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. Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Perry Farrell, Mike McCready, Lars Ulrich, members of the Dave Matthews Band and My Morning Jacket, Donald Fagen and Cage The Elephant.

In the early days, The TBB had a weekly slot at Lot 61 (Amy Sacco's club in N.Y.C) where they started experimenting with their set list. They soon realized that by "down-dating" current hits and reworking non-traditional blues songs, they could appeal to an audience that was not familiar with the blues, while throwing in "up-dated" versions of blues standards and originals to appeal to blues enthusiasts. On any given night, the TBB can play a set including music by Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello and the Clash that morph into blues classics performed by Junior Wells, Muddy Waters and Albert King. The band has performed their eclectic set of blues from clubs in NYC like The Iridium, Joe's Pub, Bowery Ballroom, and The McKittrick Hotel to the stages at Bonnaroo, opening for Gregg Allman and playing at Presevation Hall during Jazz Fest in New Orleans and Voodoo Fest.

The line-up on the TBB studio recordings consists of Chris, Danny, Pete, King and Dave Sellar with Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals) on lap and pedal steel guitars and Mo Roberts (Shamekia 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. You can hear the studio recordings as well as live tracks at
Outer Borough Brass Band
Outer Borough Brass Band
Like the unique combination of a Parkway Surf & Turf Po’ Boy, the Outer Borough Brass Band deliciously melds the precision of jazz with the soul of the second line. Blending crisp technique and dirty funk, the OBBB delivers authentic Nola brass band grooves to the boroughs of NYC, putting a fresh spin on classic covers and throbbing originals that sound as though they were written 30 years ago. Led by Loyola University New Orleans alum Joe Scatassa, the OBBB’s lineup is chock-full of Crescent City veterans, and NYC mainstays who have logged time with Antibalas, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Honey Island Swamp Band, Afroskull, and many others. After putting numerous unsuspecting hips in motion during their debut on Mardi Gras Day 2011, the Outer Borough Brass Band has quickly ascended to share the stage with the likes of Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Glen David Andrews, the Joe Krown Trio, and many other modern-day titans of New Orleans music. Hold your hanky high because the Outer Borough Brass Band is in town. Get ready to get down.

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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