Band: Blackwater Brass
Date: Friday, April 14, 10 p.m.
Venue: The Brickyard, 266 Dauphin St., 251-219-6488
Tickets: Call for more info

The Lagniappe New Southern Music and Mobile Bay showcases were the epicenters for the newest music at SouthSounds 2017 — including Blackwater Brass, which traveled from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, to introduce their Gulf Coast style of funky grooves to the Azalea City.

Blackwater Brass represent a new school of Deep South brass sounds, bringing this classic musical style into the modern age. While its music is a definite nod to the Crescent City, where the band is based, Blackwater Brass has set themselves apart with their energetic brass sound.

Those who venture to The Brickyard should be ready to party: Blackwater Brass maintains an infectious energy throughout their set. This brass powerhouse has no problem transmitting aural energy to their audience, who will no doubt also note their versatility. While funk and jazz run along their sound’s foundation, Blackwater Brass demonstrate their originality with songs such as “Strawberry Jam” with a euphoric jam that plummets into an onslaught of horns.