The Revivalists

The Revivalists

The formation of The Revivalists was all about chance, but everything since then has been a combination of hard work, awesome music, and friendship. The septet has been playing nonstop since 2007, crafting a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its individual members with the humid, funky undercurrents of the band’s New Orleans home. The result is like English spoken with an exotic accent: familiar, yet difficult to pin down.

Religion aside, a revival is all about the tangible electricity that can only be created when enough like minds are crammed under a single roof for a singular purpose. It’s a spiritual spectacle, a carnival of the divine, a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The same could be said for The Revivalists’ searing live performances. The band has a knack for bringing music to life on a stage, and they have tuned their talents to Swiss-watch precision over years of relentless touring. Their bombastic showmanship is the outgrowth of a desire to connect with audiences on a personal level, and that intimate connection is what elevates their shows above simple entertainment.

True to their name, The Revivalists lean more heavily on the older styles and warmer sounds of the golden age of rock ‘n roll, but the band isn’t afraid to dabble in electronics and sleight-of-studio when it’s right for the song. The group tends not to bother with questions like “does this sound like us?” or “does this fit with our other stuff?”, instead allowing songs to define themselves and take shape organically, each on its own terms. Is this a dark, heavy rock manifesto driven by a steel guitar line that borders on electronica, or is it an airy, acoustic story about star-crossed lovers, rich in vocal harmony and sparsely arranged until the coda? This one’s funky, that one’s sweet, this one’s heavy… To The Revivalists, it doesn’t matter. They just write songs that they want to play.

Finish Ticket

Finish Ticket is an alternative/indie pop band from the Bay Area. "They released their debut EP, Life Underwater, in September of 2009. The band has been receiving radio play since December and was recently named one of the top 10 local bands to watch out for in 2010 by Aaron Axelson who hosts Live 105's Radio Soundcheck. Finish Ticket was also showcased in late 2009 as one of the top five bands of the present San Francisco music scene." --East Bay Express

Harry Duncan

Harry Duncan uses his years of experience as producer and host of In The Soul Kitchen, the award-winning, weekly roots and rhythm music radio show on KCSM and as a longtime Bay Area-based live music producer in his dj-ing.

Respected industry-wide as an innovator, Duncan cooks up a rich musical stew of soul, funk, jazz, blues, roots reggae and ska plus African, Latin, World Music and more.

Duncan has appeared with a wide variety of artists including The Roots, Aretha Franklin, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Tower Of Power, India.Arie, Rebirth Brass Band, The Original Meters, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, Todd Rundgren, Bombino, Chris Robinson, Femi Kuti, Madness and The Specials.

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