Goose Creek Music is excited to announce a live album release with Atlanta Ragtime and Americana artist Blair Crimmins and his band, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers. The recordings were captured in front of an enthusiastic audience on December 1, 2012 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, and feature performances of the full 7-piece band with Dixieland horns, rowdy ragtime piano and gypsy jazz guitar.
Blair Crimmins’ blend of trad jazz, dixieland, gypsy jazz, and ragtime has been a growing force in the Atlanta music scene and throughout the Southeast US since 2009. When the concert at the Variety Playhouse was booked late last year, Crimmins realized that the World War II-era venue was a perfect backdrop for a live audience recording of the band’s unique approach, which updates classic old-time music styles with today’s sensibilities. “This music is about how I feel living in modern times, but with an old soul,” said Crimmins. “The Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points has been my favorite venue in Atlanta since I was a kid, and the old-time style of the place is a great setting for our ragtime and burlesque show.”
“This is a band you have to experience live to get the whole picture,” said Goose Creek Music’s President Mike Pugh. “When we reviewed the tapes we realized that the performance was outstanding, and the recording really captures the live energy of Blair’s unique music. We knew it was a perfect fit for our Goose Creek Live series.” The Living Room Recording studio in Atlanta mixed the album with Blair in the Producer chair, and Airshow Mastering in Takoma Park added the finishing touches.
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Goose Creek Live in Little Five is available from iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby, and other online merchants.