New Orleans natives The Revivalists are coming to the Granada theater next Wednesday 9/23, and if you love seven-piece jam bands whose music transcends the typical indie rock genre to create a soulful rock hybrid with an incredibly powerful sound and an energy that resonates in every performance, then you probably don’t want to miss this show.
Formed in 2007, the band was a product of pure chance, when guitarist Zack Feinberg and Andrew Campanelli met at a jam session during a New Orleans music workshop. After hearing vocalist David Shaw singing on his front porch, they added him to the line-up. The band then welcomed four other members, Ed Williams on pedal steel guitar, Rob Ingraham on saxophone, George Gekas on bass, and Michael Girardot on keys and trumpet.
Though it’s not easy to get noticed in the heavily saturated New Orleans music scene, the band has broken out and received notoriety for their unique sound and thrilling live performances. In 2010, David Fricke, senior writer of Rolling Stone, called the band “a Crescent City-rhythm spin on jam-band jubilee.” They were named Best Emerging Artist at Gambit Magazine’s Big Easy Awards, and were also nominated for Best Rock Act in 2012.
Their latest album, Men Amongst Mountains, was released on July 17 and has been very well-received. The album is a true testament to seven years of growth, both in its soulful songwriting, as well as the complexity of the instrumentals. Brilliantly mixing elements of rock, blues, funk, and jazz, this album is a product of years of exploring and defining their sound. New material, combined with passionate, high-energy performances that can get the whole room moving make a show like this totally unmissable.
Check out “Move on” from their live studio sessions here
and get tickets to the show 9/23 HERE