8/25, Thursday. Benefit for the Water Street Learning Center. 164 Kingdom Rd., Montville, ME. 7pm. $10 per person, $25 per family. Free snacks and beer for purchase. 8/26, Friday at David's Folly Farm. Brooksville, ME. 6pm
Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.