Danville, KY is a quintessential, small, American, Southern town with a Main Street and all. We were driving here to attend my Aunt’s memorial service. Fortunately, we were also able to attend the Brass Band Festival — one of its main tourists attractions. I had never heard of it before but it was a huge deal on Centre College’s campus. The music was a mix of traditional Sousa type brass, jazz and classical. Folks from Louisville attended setting up themed tables in which they competed for the best decorations. It made a somewhat emotional time enjoyable. We missed the hot air balloon part, but coincidentally I wrote about balloons last Friday, as it was occurring in Danville.

brass band fest in Danville, KY

danville brass band festival 09. Photo by C. Ashley Spencer

danville-brass-band. Photo by C. Ashley Spencer

My son told me about this band, Yesterday’s Last Quintet — very jazzy, hip-hop and electronic blues influences by the musical artist Madlib. Worth checking out at LastFM for more tunes. A littleĀ  jazzy brass to Kick-start your weekend.

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