Article Published: Sep. 12 | Modified: Sep. 20
Prepare for a taste of New Orleans, when the Dirty Bourbon
River Show comes to Boone Sept. 19.
“You can expect a lot of good old-fashioned
rock, bluegrass and folk,” said front man Charlie Skinner. “We play everything and more. We will
give people enough to get them out of their seats and up dancing. Once people see how much fun we
are having, they will get up.”
The band’s current lineup met through Loyola
University New Orleans’ music network.
“Basically, we were all musicians at
the time, and we all wanted to be in a band and be on the road,” Skinner said. “We all went to
Loyola at the time, but a lot of us didn’t know the other ones while in
Skinner said the band draws its influences from a wide range of
“We listen to a lot of different music,” he said. “We have jazz,
classical, punk, ska and metal backgrounds. We’ve studied different kinds of music, and that really
What Skinner enjoys most about being in a band is simple: the love of
performing and travelling.
“We are an American band,” he said. “You can’t
choose which country you were born in, but I’m really glad I was born in America. One day, when we
have the money and the following, which I believe we will, we would love to travel around the world.
We’ve played in 35 states so far. We love to travel across the country.”
all the places he’s toured at while in the Carolinas, Skinner said Boone is one of the band’s
“Boone is a wonderful part of our North Carolina circuit,”
Skinner said. “Anytime that we are in North Carolina, we feel as home as we can be. Boone has always
been really good to us. We’ve made a lot of friends in the area, and it is a city that never fails
to impress us.”
The Dirty Bourbon River Show performs at Boone Saloon Thursday,
Sept. 19, at 10 p.m. Cover costs $5, and only those 21 and older will be