You may have never heard of The Revivalists, but if you could picture the marriage of New Orleans soul with a rock aggression, you’d come pretty close to capturing what is quintessentially the Big Easy sound. Or at least it should be.
Incorporating pedal steel guitar and saxophone alongside the more typical bass, drums, and guitar, this six-piece has more-often-than-not catchy melodies and irresistible jazz arrangements.
Apparently the band’s live performance is something not to be missed. Amazingly, they played 100 shows in 2010, followed by 150 more in 2011. They are now on track to reach 200 this year! With spots at recent Jazz, DeLuna, and B.O.M.B. Fests, The Revivalists have become staples at festivals new and old. Oh yeah, they just beat out Hank and the Cupcakes for a spot at Gulfshore’s Hangout Fest, too – by a landslide.
With The Revivalists as main support for new Grammy winners, Rebirth Brass Band, I’m pretty eager to see these two bands together. If you can’t fly south for the notorious Jazz & Heritage Festival, here is a perfect opportunity to let the New Orleans sound come to you. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
The Revivalists w/ Rebirth Brass Band
Wednesday, April 4 at Star Theater|
(13 Northwest 6th Avenue)
Doors at 8pm, The Revivalists at 9pm
$20 in advance