Dustbowl Revival (USA)

Wed 6th November 2019

A late but very exciting addition to our programme! We’ve been chasing this band for a while now, ever since we saw their wonderful video for ‘Never Had To Go’ featuring screen legend, Dick Van Dyke! Now they’ve had a last minute gap pop up in their diary and we’ve decided to bring them in. This is one show you really won’t want to miss, so grab your tickets now!

Dustbowl Revival

Dustbowl Revival are a seven-piece Americana Soul band from Venice, California.

Dustbowl’s eponymously titled fourth studio album was produced by Flogging Molly founding member and Grammy winning producer Ted Hutt, and features Grammy winning blues legend Keb’ Mo’. The album was released last summer via Signature Sounds Recordings to glowing reviews, five radio chart debuts, and two Billboard chart debuts on the Heatseekers Chart and Americana-Folk Chart. While the band launched with an old-time style and deeper bluegrass roots, they recently moved toward a more modern soul sound, still with their mixture of New Orleans sounds, but including Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock. The album has over 3 million streams on Spotify and the band had 260K+ monthly listeners for six months. In late 2017 they were honoured with a special night sharing their story and music at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Over the last five years Dustbowl has toured over 200 days per year and become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking string band section. They’ve opened for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, toured China as a guest of the state department and headlined festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonder Festival (Denmark). The band received a big wave of attention with their music video that featured actor Dick Van Dyke for ‘Never Had to Go’, which garnered over 10 million cumulative views. Subsequently the band, song, and video were featured in HBO doc, If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast which stars Jerry Seinfeld, Dick Van Dyke, and Mel Brooks.   

’It was an old-time medicine show featuring the kind of roots music...whose Americana swing was so fun I went back to see them again the next day.’ - Rolling Stone review from Outside Lands Music Festival

AWARDED BEST LIVE BAND IN LA! ’In a city like Los Angeles, home to musical stars in nearly every known genre, handing out the Best Live Band title is not easy. But the free-thinking local collective Dustbowl Revival's upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear.’ - LA Weekly 

‘Energizing Americana with a shot of soul, funk and roots-infused rock that evokes the work of Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and classic Stax recordings, and yet fits the band alongside such contemporaries as Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.’ - Elmore Magazine

‘It's a fresh and exciting record, a celebration of spirit and soul.’ —ALL MUSIC (4 stars)

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