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Over the past few years, The Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece “would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter” (Los Angeles Times) and their “upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear” (L.A. Weekly). Rob Sheffield, in Rolling Stone, hailed them as a great band “whose Americana swing was so fun I went back to see them again the next day.”

Their new eponymous album, however, finds the Los Angeles-based ensemble evolving and refining its music. Their always-joyous sound now reveals a more soulful, funky side that exudes deeper emotions and taps a more modern vibe.

This exhilarating new sound jumps out on the album’s opening tracks, “Call My Name” and “If You Could See Me Now.” Drummer Joshlyn Heffernan and bassist James Klopfleisch lay down a righteous groove that trumpeter Matt Rubin and trombonist Ulf Bjorlin supercharge with their big blasts of horns. This Stax-style soul builds to a pair of showstoppers: “Good Egg” and “The Story.” The former is a dynamic number that showcases Liz Beebe’s sexy, full-throttled vocals as well as Bjorlin’s dirty trombone solo. On “The Story,” Beebe teams with band founder Zach Lupetin for an emotionally charged love song that features some infectious interplay between the horn players and the string-men (mandolinist Daniel Mark and fiddler Connor Vance).

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Dustbowl Revival Concerts

Date Detail Price
Feb28Fri
Dustbowl Revival
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA
Mar14Sat
Dustbowl Revival
Westcott Theater
Syracuse, NY
Mar16Mon
Dustbowl Revival, Smooth Hound Smith
Woodlands Tavern
Columbus, OH
Mar18Wed
Dustbowl Revival
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar20Fri
Dustbowl Revival, Smooth Hound Smith
Space
Evanston, IL
Mar20Fri
Dustbowl Revival
Evanston Space
Evanston, IL
Apr1Wed
Dustbowl Revival
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ

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