Callahan Brothers present
RIO & The ROCKABILLY REVIVAL /wsg The Shelltones ... Autism Benefit Concert
2105 South Boulevard
Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Rio and the Rockabilly Revival
Rio Scafone, niece of early rock legend, Jack Scott, carries on the family tradition by serving up a heaping dose of red-hot, full-tilt, spitfire Roots Rock 'N Soul with her band, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival. Rio is a force of nature! The concerts that she and the Revival give are described as bombastic, high-energy and primal! Published articles have described it as the "church of rock n roll," and "mesmerizing and absolutely addictive," with "unmatchable energy." The Revival pulls inspiration from early rock and soul, jump blues and gospel, while embracing modern influences that are relevant to today's audiences. Their sound is as much Little Richard and James Brown as it is Jack Scott and Big Mama Thornton; as well as modern day troubadours like Brian Setzer and P!nk! Tight harmonies, impeccable musicianship and an unstoppable stage show just might make you a believer in the gospel of Rock N' Roll!
“Then Scafone’s on stage, twisting, gyrating and owning every inch like some sort of possessed, evangelical-satanic dervish. It’s at once nostalgic performance art, killer show band and rock ‘n’ roll wonder.” Brett Callwood, The MetroTimes March 7, 2012
“On a 100 degree Sunday afternoon ... Her raven hair was set off by a bosom glistening with sweat like a gypsy woman ragged on crank, and when she kicked off her number, “Save My Soul,” I must report that despite the pervasive swelter, goosebumps raised on both my arms and a chill shot up and down my spine. ... Rio Scafone is a firebrand, a hell-spitting minx whose core, however, is hope and salvation. And, frankly, enough earthly sex appeal to move tectonic plates. Whipping an audience into a frenzy worth of a revival tent is akin to water rolling off a duck’s back for Rio and company.” Tom Stevens, MetroVibe Magazine, Vol 1, Issue 2, October 2012
“Rio was so captivating that it didn’t matter if you were male or female, your eyes didn’t want to leave her for a second. I was completely locked in on her. Watching the band felt like an honor; like we should be thanking them. I was convinced I was witnessing a legend being born, seeing next generation icons.” Vera Khzouz, HEAR Magazine March 11, 2012
“Some artists don’t have that camaraderie after decades in the business, but Rio and the Rockabilly Revival have more than that: undeniable musicianship, perfect harmonies and contagious energy ... Just ask the three folks in the back who were so mover by the music, they caught the ‘Spirit.’” Sam White, Between the Lines Magazine September 1, 2011
Bio for The Sheltones:
The Sheltones are made up of music vets that have lived and played from the early sixties to the present. The Sheltones play a range of Doo Wop to Rockabilly to British Invasion hits and score by hitting the sweet spot every time. They "git" it.
Allen, "The Man of a Thousand Tunes", Joel Fadoul , "The Musicologist", Peter Z , "The General"and Sheldon K., the Rock & Roll Lawyer are "The Shetones."
Tickets just $20 at Door ... Doors Open @ 6:30pm ...
Tickets Available at the Door
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