THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL On Tour
The Dustbowl Revival Announces More Tour Dates in Support of New Record, With A Lampshade On
FEATURING DICK VAN DYKE – “NEVER HAD TO GO”
The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members – and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. This isn’t a throwback band. 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. ATOD Magazine says:
The Dustbowl Revival is an eight-piece band that takes you back to the root of music. The minute their hands begin to grasp their instruments and front woman Liz Beebe takes the mic, well, you find that the body can’t help but move, your hands begin to clap, your soul begins to smile, and the sheer talent emanating from this Los Angeles-based band takes hold of you. Something about their passion oozing from each one of the bandmembers has you take pause. Somewhere between New Orleans, moss swamps, good old fashioned bluegrass, and a time where music had little to do with celebrity and everything to do with soul, there you will find The Dustbowl Revival. See them every chance you get.
With A Lampshade On, the Dustbowl Revival’s fourth album (released July 21, 2015 on Signature Sounds), shines a light on the band’s strength as a live act. They formed in L.A.’s bohemian enclave of Venice Beach in late 2007, the result of a hopeful Craigslist ad posted by bandleader Z. Lupetin, a Midwestern transplant who hoped to join together players in the string band and brass band traditions. Since then, one thing has become clear as the group grows more confident in their abilities: Dustbowl does its best work onstage. They’ve played dive bars, saloons and theaters, front porches and festivals. To watch them onstage is to take part in an evolving conversation between an orchestra and audience. The horns blast, the fiddle and mandolin swoon, and the howling vocals – which Lupetin shares with Liz Beebe – rattle off stories about preachers, drinkers, lovers, and holy rollers.
Over the last few years, the band has steadily gained recognition while playing festivals and venues across North America and Europe, notably with Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.