New Orleans premier washboard - sousaphone - guitar trio


L.A. Mint Show Recap.

Read all about it HERE

Tin Men Head to Los Angeles

The Tin Men will be part of a show at The Mint in L.A. on Saturday Sept 14 at 9pm. Also with Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show featuring Arsene DeLay and Antoine Diel. More info HERE.

Tin Men Back On Wednesdays at DBA!

The Tin Men resume their long-standing residency at DBA this Wednesday September 7. Show goes from 7-9. No cover, no smoking--no fooling! Well, perhaps a little fooling...Plus the legendary Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters start at 10!!!
Offbeat Magazine Avocado Woo Woo

Tin Men, Avocado Woo Woo

(Threadhead Records)

Offbeat Magazine

Set aside for a moment the fact that the guitar is amplified, also that the plucky instigator who wields said axe is slinging M.F.A.-yearning narratives at the mic. Disregard too that his rhythm-section mates are unquestionably at or near the top of their respective instrument games. At heart the Tin Men still epitomize the folksy, down-home realm of the New Orleans street sound...

Offbeat Magazine Avocado Woo Woo

Return Of The Tin Men

"Avocado Woo Woo" Review

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

No New Orleans band combines the city’s unique blend of musicianship, sense of humor and sheer eccentricity better than the Tin Men. The instrumental lineup is singular—Alex McMurray on guitar and vocals, Matt Perrine on tuba and Washboard Chaz, who sings like Tampa Red and plays his customized washboard like an early jazz drum kit. The combined sound is elastic, with approaches that range from indie rock to folk, brass band or free improvisation. And of course that sense of humor is never far from the surface. When musicians have this much fun playing together it’s hard not to have a good time listening to them. The new album Avocado Woo-Woo is “maybe the best record I’ve ever done,” said Chaz, who has made a lot of them with different bands...

Tin Men Show in Pittsburgh just announced...

Hey Pittsburgh people...the Tin Men will be playing at the Pittsburgh Winery on Friday July 19 at 8pm. You can purchase tickets HERE.


Nola Defender by Ryan Sparks

According to a friend of mine, the homes in the Bywater are “so close together you can hear your neighbor reading a magazine.” This past Wednesday, the two stages of Chaz Fest brought more interesting noises...




The Tin Men have a brand new CD and it will be available for the first time WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 at DBA. It's called "Avocado Woo Woo" and was produced by the legendary John Porter (Buddy Guy, BB King, The Smiths...). Show starts at 7.

Buy it here!

Tin Men Headed To France!

We are leaving on Wednesday to do a 2 week run of shows around the city of Lyon. We will be hosted by the Zozophonic Orchestra, who have been so kind as to set this all up. Vive L'étain!

Tin Men Heading to the studio to make new CD

Yes it is actually happening...the Tin Men are going in the studio at the end of August to make our long-overdue 3rd studio CD. This time around we will be working with producer John Porter and we couldn't be more excited. Come join us for a tune-up session at the Saturn Bar Thursday Aug 16 at 10pm.


The Tin Men will be at the Oshkosh Waterfest Thursday July 12 at 6pm. Also appearing are Marcia Ball, The Alex McMurray Band and the Davis Rogan Band.

"The Day After Mardi Gras Day" - on HBO's Treme


Last nights episode of HBO's "Treme" featured Alex's composition "The Day After Mardi Gras Day" in the closing credits.  Congrats to Alex!

You can purchase mp3's of the tune here:  Amazon  Or  ITunes

Or better yet buy the whole "Banjaxed CD".

Tin Men Website Gets Overhauled

Can you believe it? Looks pretty good, you've got to admit. The Tin Men would like to thank the responsible parties. Bill Malchow and his gigulator spearheaded the overall nuts and bolts aspects and the always-happening Kourtney Keller handled the various aesthetic stuff. Of course hats are off to our long-time Web Guru Bob Nawrocki who set the site up to begin with all those decades ago, and who has so generously donated so much time to keeping the various sites up (and patiently fielded nitwit questions from computer illiterates like the Tin Men) over the years. A Million Thanks to you all...

Live at D.B.A. - Feets Too Big



Come out and Celebrate Alex's birthday at DBA Wednesday 12/22


that's right, Wednesday 12/22.

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