7 Days to Noon
The four-piece band, “7 Days to Noon,” will perform at Duggan’s Pub Oct. 15, 16, 22 and 23. Members of the band say they always look forward to playing in Homer.
“Homer people are more open to the more obscure music we love to play,” said guitarist Dustin Aaronson. “We love to get the people dancing, but if they’re more interested in listening, we’re happy to simply entertain.”
Drummer Matt Churchill said he “really likes Duggan’s because the room sounds great and the drums shine on the larger stage.”
“I’m always up for a Homer run,” said bassist Ryan Bell. “It always feels like vacation and the crowds are unlike anywhere else in the state.” Guitarist Dave Boyle agreed, adding that he always appreciates the reception at Duggan’s.
“Chip and Charlie treat us like family,” he said. “I love the fries at the galley, and the crowd appreciates our blues selections.”
The band, 7 Days to Noon delivers infectious dance sets and more than 100 songs you haven’t heard a club band play before. Delightful and warming personalities combine with exceptional sound quality at a volume that allows chatting with friends.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Dirty Dozen Brass band will play the Down East Saloon on Saturday. The band is a New Orleans-based brass band established in 1977 as a social and pleasure club. 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.
The Dirty Dozen revolutionized the New Orleans brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans style, and has been a major influence on the majority of New Orleans brass bands since. Thirty years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents.
Showtime at the Down East is 9:30 p.m.
Also playing at the Down East on Oct. 27 is Daniel Tyminski. A bluegrass composer from Vermont, Tyminski is also a vocalist and instrumentalist, and has won 13 Grammy awards. He is a member of the band “Alison Krauss and Union Station” and is best known for his updated version of the song “Man of Constant Sorrow,” which was featured in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Tyminski attributes his love for traditional bluegrass to such musicians and singers as Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice and Larry Sparks.
Tyminski is married to Elise with three children, Kathryn, Chris, and John, and formed the Dan Tyminski Band in 2008.
Tyminski will open at 7 p.m. at the Down East on Oct. 27.
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