LATE SHOW: Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Tickets – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC – February 14th, 2020

LATE SHOW: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Presented by The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

$20.00 - $25.00
All Ages
The Dirty Dozen Brass Bands brings New Orleans to Asheville NC once again for a Valentine's Day throw down at The Grey Eagle!
  • ALL AGES
  • 10PM SHOW, 9:30PM DOORS
  • STANDING ROOM ONLY

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND

Formed in 1977, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are the pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine whose name is synonymous with genre bending romps and high octane performances. They have been featured guests both in the studio and on stage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes and many others. “The Dirty Dozen Brass Band continues to be a national treasure; steeped in both the past and the present, impossible to categorize and mighty funky.” - The New York Times

THE HISTORY OF THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801