New Orleans premier washboard - sousaphone - guitar trio

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Tin Men CD reviewed in "No Depression" Magazine!

Apr 22 - Fri


During their weekly Wednesday night gigs at the d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, the Tin Men frequently introduce themselves as “New Orleans premier guitar, washboard, and sousaphone trio.” The boast may be facetious, given that they are likely the city’s only outfit with such an instrumental lineup; however, the intro’s use of “premier” is quite accurate. The Tin Men — guitarist and vocalist Alex McMurray, washboard player and vocalist...

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The Tin Men: a classic trio, with unorthodox instruments

Sep 16 - Wed
New Orleans Advocate

Sousaphone, guitar and washboard, enhanced by tin cans and hotel desk bell?

It’s not your usual musical lineup.

But in some respects, The Tin Men is a classic trio. The guitar functions as a midrange instrument producing melody and rhythm; the washboard provides percussion; and sousaphone, a portable version of the tuba, supplies the bottom end.

“Yeah, just like Cream,” said “Washboard” Chaz Leary, referring to the 1960s power trio with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.


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Tin Men Head West!

Aug 08 - Sat

Hey Westerners...Tin Men are coming your way in August! Thurs 8/13 in Livingston, MT, Fri 8/14 in Casper, WY, and Sat 8/15 in Gold Hill, CO! Check out the shows page for details about venues, times, etc...hope to see you there!

Jun 25 - Sat
The Iron Tap
Waconia, MN more...
Jun 23 - Thu
Oshkosh Waterfest
Oshkosh, WI more...
Jun 21 - Tue
Morial Convention Center
Jun 15 - Wed
New Orleans, LA more...
Jun 08 - Wed
New Orleans, LA more...
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The Tin Men are America's premier sousaphone, washboard and guitar trio. They have been performing at home in New Orleans, around the USA and abroad since 2002, and in August 2015 have released their fourth CD, "On The Shady Side" which was produced by Mark Bingham. Like 2013's "Avocado Woo Woo", 2005's "Freaks For Industry" and 2003's "Super Great Music for Modern Lovers", the new CD finds percussionist/vocalist Washboard Chaz, sousaphonist Matt Perrine and Guitarist vocalist Alex McMurray exploring a truly eclectic array of North American Pop music from jug band to swing jazz to New Orleans R&B to Motown to Easy Listening to Heavy Metal and beyond. Through it all they put their own zany spin on the material and make it their own. Throw in a generous dose of McMurray's own songs, the precocious wit of Perrine's sousaphone and Washboard Chaz’s seemingly boundless charm and the result is what has been described as "One of the most interesting bands to emerge from New Orleans in years" (Offbeat Magazine)

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