The virtuoso sousaphone pioneer with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, and his own Backyard Groove reinvented the instrument in the modern band context. Singled out as a star among stars, he’s played and recorded with Elvis Costello, Luther Dickinson, Dr. John, and Bobby Rush. In keeping with his flagship band’s moniker, Kirk keeps it dirty as he goes tit for tat with the Troubled Men.
Topics include a new show intro, a Zoom group social event, the drunkest countries, an Australian postcard from Nicole Pavy, RIP Bob Dole, Marty Allen, a lunch faux pas, the N.O. Mt. Rushmore, the 7th ward, the Andrew Bell Jr. High band, Noel Kendrick, band director Donald Richardson, “Frog” Joseph, Charles Joseph, Jerry Brock, the Olympia Brass Band, woodshedding with Roger Lewis, the brass band tradition, tuba vs. sousaphone, destiny, the Majestic Brass Band, touring Europe, the music biz, childhood influences, jam bands, artistic identity, transcendence, Freeman’s Oh Yeah club, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break music: “Snowball” from “The New Orleans Album” by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Outro music: “Chewing Gum” from “Spike” by Elvis Costello featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
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