Monday, October 5, 2009

Derek Tabb: Hero

Derek Tabb is so much more than just the Drummer for the Rebirth Brass Band. He is a local hero. Growing up in New Orleans taught Derek many valuable lessons as to music's power to keep kids out of the streets and away from the drug dealers. He is a living testimony to that. However, Derek has gone a step further to give back to the art form that just might of saved his life. He worked to form "The Roots of Music Foundation." It is best described by the foundation's website:
"The Roots of Music program is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Rebirth Brass band drummer, Derrick Tabb, Allison Reinhardt, and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. Having seen and experienced the losses of Hurricane Katrina and the daily challenges facing New Orleans' inner-city youths, they were concerned the youth and the music culture of New Orleans were in jeopardy of being lost. From this concern grew the idea and ultimately the formation of The Roots of Music as a free, after-school academic tutoring AND music education program for low-income middle-school students in New Orleans."

The television network CNN has recognized Derek's achievements, and has chosen to nominate him as 2009's Hero of the Year. This is a wonderful honor to a great man, and we here at the Howlin Wolf would greatly appreciate your taking a moment to go to CNN's website and vote for Derek. We as New Orleanians need to he supporting every hero we have!!

The voting page can be found here.

The link to the article about Derek and the Roots of Music Foundation can be found here.

Here's Derek's Video:

Please take the time to do this. Derek deserves this honor!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rebirth + Mute Math

This Just In.....

Rebirth has just been confirmed to be featured on the new Mute Math album. For those of you who aren't familiar with the band, they were, by and far, the favorite of most people surveyed at Voodoo Fest two years ago, and they are making a big splash in the Indie Rock world. Most of the band members are from NOLA, and we are proud to be a part of their new release. Everyone at the Rebirth camp is excited to see how we will take part in the new album. Stay tuned to the Rebirth blog for more info!!!

Here's Mute Math with "Control"

Rebirth on Regis and Kelly

Rebirth was proud to represent the sound of New Orleans and the Brass Band community on Regis and Kelly this morning. In case you missed it, you can see it here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pics from Rebirth's 25th Anniversary

Our good friend Matt McIntosh recently posted his pictures from Rebirth's 25th anniversary show. You can see them all here. While your there, check out the rest of Matt's pictures. He's got some great NOLA shots. Makes you love this town even more.

Thank Matt!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rebirth's Coming To Texas

Yeehaw! All our favorite Texans need to be coming to see us starting tonight. Yes I know, Texas is a huge place, so we're making it extra easy by playing 3 nights all across your wonderful big-ass state.

Tonight 3/11 we will be at the Granada Theater in Dallas.

Tomorrow 3/12 we will be at Stub's Jrs in Austin for SXSW. We also hope to have some of our NOLA fans here for this!!

And finally we are rounding out our Texas hat-trick (10-gallon hat-trick, I guess) with a show at the Warehouse Live in Houston on 3/13.

So ya'll come out and get your Rebirth on "Texas-style."

Monday, March 2, 2009

Rolling Stone Article

The Rolling Stone recently published an article online about the struggling music scene in New Orleans post-Katrina (you can find it here). We here at the Rebirth camp want to thank Rolling Stone for taking a moment to recognize our struggle. We also want to thank them for using a picture of our beloved Tuba Phil for the article. Great work RS!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mardi Gras Free Shows

It's that time of year again folks. It's Mardi Gras time!!! In an attempt to make this year special, and to thank all of our fans for the love and support you have shown us, Rebirth is doing 3 FREE SHOWS at the Howlin' Wolf!!!

The first show will be with a local soon-to-be legendary act The Revivalists on Thursday, February 19.

On Friday the 20th we will be featuring our good friends The Soul Rebels Brass Band.

And on Saturday we will be playing with everybody's favorite, Papa Grows Funk.

All shows start at 11pm and are ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! So, come on out to the Howlin' Wolf on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the best music that New Orleans has to offer.