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For fans of bands similar to Fat Freddie Drops. Unique guitars and sharp clean horns.
‘This City won't wash away. This City won't ever drown.’ The words of outlaw poet Steve Earle echo through the Heavyweights Brass Band's newest release, This City. In their highly anticipated third full-length album, the Heavyweights have taken a pilgrimage to the city that has inspired them since their inception. Recorded in New Orleans, the cradle of jazz , with a second-line of special guests from groups such as Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trumpet Mafia and many more, the Heavyweights bring a fresh, energetic take on a deeply grounded tradition. Not forgetting their roots in Toronto, where they cut their teeth in the most diverse and multicultural music scene on the planet, the album also furthers their hometown collaborations with the 10-time Grammy contributor Kevin Breit on guitar and Canada's reigning queen of jazz, blues and gospel Jackie Richardson on vocals. This City paints a beautiful duality between two cities that have informed their music and is without a doubt the strongest release from Canada's reigning champions of feel-good horn music. This City will be officially released worldwide on Friday, March 9th, 2018 and will be celebrated with a performance in Toronto at Lula Lounge on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. This City is available from Slammin Media and distributed World Wide by Believe Distribution.
Hands Down Lo'; Tell Me Something Good; Two Foot Ticket; I've Got Time For You; Roger's Intro; Dance Out On The Corner; Rosco's Big Hit; This City.
John Pittman: trumpet; Chris Butcher: trombone; Paul Metcalfe: tenor saxophone; Tom Richards: tuba, keyboard (3), trombone (1); Lowell Whitty: drums, percussion; Jackie Richardson: vocals (8); Kevin Breit: guitar, mandolin, slide guitar (8); Roger Lewis: baritone saxophone (5, 6); Ashlin Parker: trumpet (1, 7); Joe Lastie: bass drum (1); Eugene Grant: vocals, congas, trumpet (1); Marla Dixon: vocals (6);
February 3, 2018
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