The Dustbowl Revival

A mix of seated and dance floor show!

The Dustbowl Revival

Town Meeting

Fri · March 16, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Gateway City Arts

$20/Adv, $25/Door

This event is all ages

Food and drink available from the Bistro at Gateway City Arts from 4pm throughout the show.

Menu

The Bistro at Gateway City Arts serves fresh, locally-sourced New American Cuisine for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. They also have a complete bar and seasonal outdoor beer garden that serves beer, wine, and classic as well as signature cocktails. For menus and more details please go to:
To contact the kitchen please call 413-650-0786 or bistro@gatewaycityarts.com

The Dustbowl Revival
The Dustbowl Revival
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).

The album’s first single, “Busted,” also exemplifies the sonic leap taken by the band. Spotlighted by Beebe’s slinky jazz vocals, the song mixes traditional American music styles, like the blast of R&B horns and the in-the-pocket drums, with some inventive touches, such as a mandolin plucked like a hip-hop inspired piano, and the upright bass and fiddle played through wah-pedals. The group has said that recording “Busted” was like a door opening for them to create something familiar yet stylistically fresh.
Town Meeting
Town Meeting
Town Meeting is a Central Massachusetts-based group featuring original songs and unusual instruments. Their work is eclectic. At one hand, their power and energy compels a crowd to its dancing feet; on the other, their lyrical imagery quietly absorbs the audience.

Town Meeting is composed of “three brothers and two others”. Luke, Russ and Babe Condon are joined by Dean Adrien and Tim Cackett. They have developed an avid local following, but have also performed from Maine to Nashville, and opened for the likes of Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Third Eye Blind and Bob Dylan.
Venue Information:
Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA, 01040
http://www.gatewaycityarts.com/