Dust Bowl Revival
8pm: THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL!
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
–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