I loved Erika's singing on Mean Blue Spirits. The Tuba Skinny musicians are fantastically talented. Great to hear the style of music that made New Orleans famous and a mecca for music lovers across the planet. Jazz, Blues, Ragtime... what's not to like.
I have bought all of the TS albums and love the feel of them all. Such vibrant, happy sounding music alongside blues (all played with such verve and intent) deserves to be in the library of any music lover.
Smoky dark vocals from Erika and stunning cornet playing from Shaye are two great reasons to listen to TS. Cannot get enough of this fine tribute to a bygone era of music. TS introduce and reward the listener to one of the finest things to come of the USA.
Nothing I like more than to be driving hundreds of miles to work with TS playing as I drive. Soothing, exciting, happy, dark, soulful and mournful tunes and vocals. Their albums are a relection of all human life and you do not want to miss them. Do yourself a favour and buy the whole set and you too will wonder why TS are not getting more airtime on mainstream media.
Thank you, to all the members of TS past and present, for all of the hours of sheer listening pleasure you have given to me. I hope to visit NOLA one day and hear you perform live.