Rebirth Brass Band is returning to St. Louis to perform at 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 9 at The Gramophone.
The group (pictured) played here most recently in October 2011 at the same venue. Since then, their 2011 CD Rebirth of New Orleans on the Basin Street Records label won a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album. The NOLA-based indie label also is home to St. Louis native, trumpeter and singer Jeremy Davenport.
Rebirth's most recent album Move Your Body was recorded live at the club Howlin' Wolf in their hometown and released on CD in April of this year. Then in July, it was issued on vinyl along with an LP version of Rebirth of New Orleans.
Their St. Louis gig is part of a busy late-summer and fall touring schedule that will include visits to more than 20 different cities interspersed with gigs back home in New Orleans. To promote the tour, the group last week released a music video of a song from Move Your Body, "Rebirth Groove," which you can see at the end of this post.
They also recently have lent their name to Rebirth Pale Ale, a craft beer introduced last month by the NOLA Brewing Company, which will direct a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the brew to The Roots of Music, a nonprofit music-education program co-founded by Rebirth drummer Derrick Tabb. For now, distribution is local to New Orleans, but the company hopes to sell the beer elsewhere in the near future.
Tickets for Rebirth Brass Band at The Gramophone are $21 for general admission and are on sale now.