Dirtwire, the genre bending, African ngoni and jawharp plucking, harmonica and trumpet blowing, electric guitar slinging, violin and banjo bowing, blues singing, Siberian ghostcatcher playing trio of cowboys from California announce new single, “Talking Bird” feat. Mbilou and Aya is out now and available everywhere you stream music. And catch the new track here: https://fanlink.to/talkingbird
“The mungongo is a mouthbow from Gabon and is an instrument used in Iboga ceremonies. We contacted Mbilou a singer and mungongo (mouth bow) player from Gabon, after seeing one of his videos on YouTube and got the collaboration going. The result, which also features female vocals from Aya, is an upbeat of deep African Congo jungle vibrations in a dancefloor groove,” comments Dirtwire on the new single "Talking Bird."
The new single drops just in time for the current Dirtwire tour – Electric River! The 25+ date tour takes the trio through-out the mid-west, west and up through Canada. Check out the tour dates here and below.
The spirit of their musical journey is best expressed in their live show, where every set is a magician’s surprise, an invitation to experience instruments that are often heard only as samples in electronic music and to celebrate the art of the instrument, not just the sound. Future revival, swamptronica, spaghetti-step, electro-twang — whatever you want to call Dirtwire’s music, what matters is that you can dance to it, as sure as a lizard dances in the desert.
Dirtwire is comprised of lifelong friends and musicians Evan Fraser, David Satori, and Mark Reveley. The creative process between these old friends and their carnival of instruments is a combination of composition, improvisation, and psychedelics. Alongside music, Dirtwire has learned from other cultures that plants are teachers and an opportunity for a different kind of travel. With psilocybin sometimes songs appear fully formed, channeled without ego like a transmission from another place.
Dirtwire is a collaborative transmission from the earth, a celebration of its diversity, and a testament to the power of music to reach across barriers. Dirtwire is currently on their Electric River Tour now and will be performing new songs for the soon to be announced album alongside their fan favorites! The road goes further yet, friends. Come see where it leads at a show near you.
Friday, August 30 @ Shangri-La Fest Clarks Grove, MN
Wednesday, September 4 @ Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Thursday, September 5 @ Sleeping Village Chicago, IL
Friday, September 6 @ The Stache Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, September 7 @ El Club Detroit, MI
Wednesday, September 11 @ Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, September 12 @ Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY
Friday, September 13 @ Nectar's Burlington, VT
Wednesday, September 25 @ Seventh Mountain Bend, OR
Thursday, September 26 @ Sessions Music Hall (formerly HiFi) Eugene, OR
Friday, September 27 @ Neumos Seattle, WA
Saturday, September 28 @ Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Wednesday, October 2 @ Lucky You Lounge Spokane, WA
Thursday, October 3 @ Top Hat Missoula, MT
Friday, October 4 @ Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Saturday, October 5 @ Commonwealth Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday, October 10 @ Cargo Reno, NV
Friday, October 11 @ Mystic Petaluma, CA
Saturday, October 12 @ Arcosanti Arcosanti, AZ
Friday, October 18 @ Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown, CA
Saturday, October 19 @ EOS Lounge Santa Barbara, CA
Thursday, October 24 @ Waverly Cumberland, BC
Friday, October 25 @ Capital Ballroom Victoria, BC
Saturday, October 26 @ Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Thursday, October 31 @ Music Box San Diego, CA
Thursday, November 7 @ The Masquerade – Purgatory Atlanta, GA
Friday, November 8 @ Basement East Nashville, TN
Saturday, November 9 @ Grey Eagle Asheville, NC