Dustbowl Revival

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Dustbowl Revival

Wed, April 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Dustbowl Revival - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Dustbowl Revival
The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice Beach, CA - based American roots orchestra with eight full-time members. Known for their free-flowing sets that often spill off the stage - they play it all - bluegrass, hot jazz, pre-war blues, southern soul and a good dose of New Orleans funk, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. It's a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than a century, performed with all the flair of a medicine show and rooted in the sweat and swagger of a juke joint song swap. Over the last five years the band has toured throughout North America and Europe as festival veterans, recently sharing stages with bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Rebirth Brass Band, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty. Perhaps the thing that inspired the band years ago was witnessing The Preservation Hall Jazz Band merging with Del McCoury’s seasoned bluegrass troupe from Nashville in a series of concerts. It was like a flashbulb going off. Maybe that's the secret ingredient in the Dustbowl Revival's sound: the bridge connecting two American genres that grew out of places more similar and entwined than people realize - but a century or so after they first became popular, couldn’t sound more different. Preservation Hall and The Grand Ole Opry rarely get mentioned in the same sentence. In Dustbowl’s first mostly-live record “With A Lampshade On” - released by Massachusetts based roots label Signature Sounds, these estranged folk traditions are reunited with songs that rely as heavily on bluegrass trombone breaks and jazz mandolin runs as funk fiddle solos and gospel sing-alongs. That unique middle ground — the place where jazz, folk, gospel and blues all intersect — is where the band shines brightest. With each show, The Dustbowl Revival isn't just paying tribute to the sounds of decades long past. Rather, the band is attempting to participate in the evolution of American roots music, tipping a hat to what's come before while looking ahead to what's on the horizon.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125