OBDBI Summer Jaunt

July 16th, 2010

The Band heads out this weekend for many dates around the northeast. Look for us at the Ottawa Blues Fest, NYC at Poisson Rouge, Northampton at the Iron Hose, Providence at the Sound Sessions Fest, and Pittsburgh at the Warhol Museum!

Check our “gig’s” page for more information!

Diblo Dibala Makes the Scene

January 19th, 2010

The Occidental Brothers’ guitarist Nathaniel Braddock and singer Samba Mapangala were joined backstage in NYC by Congolese guitar legend Diblo Dibala last weekend!  An old friend of Samba’s, and hero of Nathaniel’s–the first African cd he bought was his Super Soukous.  Who knows what the future could hold…?

First Shows With The New Lineup…

January 10th, 2010


The group is back from a weekend New York City!  We played shows for in Brooklyn at the Bell House, and at Le Poisson Rouge as part of the awesome Winter Jazz Fest.  We also took time to record a special in-studio set for our friend John Kertzer.  You can listen to the set online from the page of John’s show, The Best Ambiance.   Afropop Worldwide‘s Banning Eyre dropped by the studio to say hello and check the progress of the band–this weekend was the first time out with the new line-up, which also includes Antonio Carella on 2nd guitar.

Listen Now!  Link only up for one week!