DUSTBOWL REVIVAL SWAY-AT-HOME A VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 17th-19th APRIL facebook.com/dustbowlrevival (from 10pm UK time)
The eclectic Los Angeles based Dustbowl Revival have spent a decade pushing the boundaries of American roots music, creating songs that fuse folk, funk and soul and performing transcendent live shows that saw the L.A. Weekly newspaper crown them the city’s ‘Best Live Band’.
Their brand new album, ‘Is It You, Is It Me’ (released 31st January) is infused with subtle pop sensibilities that enhance their existing infectious sound. It melds a plethora of styles, showcases superb musicianship and, most of all, offers excellent songs. The group were due to tour the UK in July to promote it, with an itinerary that included sets at the Cambridge Folk Festival, but COVID-19 has forced a necessary postponement of their entire live schedule.
However, the group have kept themselves busy curating their own virtual festival, ‘Sway-At-Home’, which will feature eighteen acts and take place this coming weekend (17th-19th April) at: facebook.com/dustbowlrevival
The full itinerary can be seen on the eflyer above. It includes sets from luminaries such as Grammy nominees Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, formerly of The Black Crowes) and Southern Avenue (signed to Stax), the Latin Grammy nominated Making Movies, Tré Burt (recently signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy Records) and Steve Poltz (co-writer of the Jewel smash hit ‘You Were Meant For Me’. The times listed are eight hours behind the UK.
The band state: “Big news: we’ve always dreamed of having our own music fest. And since we aren’tallowed to see our friends, we are throwing SWAY-AT-HOME FEST this weekend! Wanna come?”
All artists participating in SWAY-AT-HOME can be heard via this playlist: spoti.fi/2yZpbxP