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Dust Bowl Revival

Categorized as: Nightlife & Entertainment
Event tags: music, Joshua Tree, Pappy's



May 4, 2012

~The Venice, CA based The Dustbowl Revival features an ever-evolving

group of over ten local folk musicians including mandolin, resonator

guitar, washboard, drums, double bass, trumpet, tuba, clarinet,

trombone, banjo, kazoo and more, bringing you on a tour of traditional

American music with a thoroughly modern twist.

A sort of new-wave jug-band or "little big band", The Dustbowl Revival’s tunes range

anywhere from Bob Wills style western swing to Dylan inspired folk

romps to Sister Rosetta Tharpe gospel stomps to Howlin' Wolf Chicago

Blues. Big band ballads, western swing hoe-downs, bebop breakdowns,

vaudevillian theatrics even mariachi-flavored marches - the whole

kitchen sink is thrown at you during their raucous live shows.


~“Venice-based The Dustbowl Revival sounds dusty all right and harks to

an era when a washboard and kazoo were cutting-edge. Grab a spot on the

porch swing.”

–Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA

“It’s kind of ironic that in these days of economic recession that a

band comes along that literally sounds as if it came wandering out of

the dustbowl around the time of the Great Depression. Traditional music

has never founded so uplifting or fun to listen to.”

–The Pop! Stereo