The Temporary continues to grow and improve the music and arts culture in Basalt for good, bringing in acts that the town might never see otherwise. Friday night, the venue will be welcoming a group from Chicago who have created their own signature sound, perfect for a slightly belated Mardi Gras holiday.
This isn’t the first time Lowdown Brass Band has celebrated Mardi Gras in the mountains. They’ve played Aspen three times before and are always a local favorite. The group has been running with a mountain Mardi Gras tour for a few years now, allowing them to spend some time in places they love. As with most busy, touring groups, they haven’t had the chance to hang around town in the daytime, which baritone sax player Dave Levine said the whole band is looking forward to. They might even sneak in a little skiing if the gigs allow for it.