Tuba Skinny at Lark Hall (Albany, NY)
From spirituals to Depression-era blues, ragtime to traditional jazz, their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home
Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences–from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz–their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.