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Windy City Opry goes jazz with Dirty Catfish Brass Band

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Shaela Miller tried something a little different for the November edition of the Windy City Opry at the Slice on Wednesday, Nov. 8— she brought  in a full brass band to heat up a chilly night.

It was a The Dirty Catfish Brass band laying the Windy City Opry, Nov. 8. Photo by Richard Ameryrousing success, with nary a twang to be heard or a guitar to be seen or even a bass to rumble as Steve Oberheu’s sousaphone filled out the bottom end.

Instead Winnipeg’s  Dirty Catfish Brass Band brought in a whole lot of horns to get a good sized  crowd dancing up a sweat in front of the stage.
 I only caught  the last couple songs including a mashup of  “My Feet Can’t Fail me Now” and Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til’ you get Enough” which even included a few bars of the Ghostbusters theme.

 Frontman Todd Martin easily hit castrati style high notes for that. But it was all about a variety of bright, punchy horns, which brought New Orleans to mind.

They were called back to play an encore of an original “ Do What Ya Wanna,” featuring  plenty of boisterous energy and gang vocals.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 November 2017 13:12 )  
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