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The Dustbowl Revival
The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, CA-based roots/jazz collective that merges old school bluegrass, swamp-gospel, jug-band, jump blues and the hot swing of the 1930's to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their raucous dance-inducing live sets, the Dustbowl Revival plays what some call hillbilly jazz—the original front porch rock n' roll. Think Dylan and The Band in Newport meets Louis Armstrong in New Orleans meets Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes on the beaches of LA. It's young people playing high-energy, vintage music and it's all written and composed by howlin' and stompin' frontman Z. Lupetin who first envisioned putting together a kind of roots supergroup when he moved from Chicago (his father is a blues harp virtuoso who sometimes sits in), to Michigan and then to sunny Los Angeles three years ago. Want to see who's in the band? Try HERE Growing from a small string band diligently playing local Southern California clubs (over a hundred shows in the last two years), DBR is now a collective of over ten musicians with instrumentation that often includes tuba, trombone, clarinet, cornet, trumpet, mandolin, banjo, drums, guitars, double bass, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck. The band's spontaneous, participatory set-lists assure that every show is a little bit different. More video can be found after the JUMP. With an enthusiastic and growing following, The Dustbowl Revival released "You Can't Go Back To The Garden of Eden" in 2010 to rave reviews. Merging their vintage style with a hip, lose-your-troubles-and-start-moving vibe that rings especially true for these times, the record perfectly represents the band's upbeat message. 2011? A new record "Holy Ghost Station" has been released (recorded on sparkling analog) with producer Raymond Richards of Rockets Red Glare (Local Natives, Ferraby Lionheart, Parson Red Heads) at the helm.
NELSON BRAGG has been working in and around the Los Angeles melodic pop scene since leaving his native Massachusetts in early 1999. His stints in such stellar Los Angeles-area bands as The Now People, The Quarter After, The Mello Cads, Cosmo Topper, and Cloud Eleven eventually led Bragg to higher-profile gigs with artists such as Stew and, eventually, Brian Wilson (with whom he currently tours and records with). An all around multi-instrumentalist, its Braggs expert drumming and spot-on vocal abilities that have garnered him the most attention. He's also a master arranger and an advanced composer in his own right, a natural musician brimming with confidence and chops (he once sat-in uninvited, no less with the great Paul Williams, and proceeded to blow the house down)."- KERRY CHICOINE-earcandymagazine.com
Great Pacific is a group of 5 college kids making uncommon music.
Great Pacific formed in 2011 when lead singer Nick Gendreau and Lead guitarist Ky Mecklenberg took their songwriting duo to Bellingham, WA. They spent most of the year jamming with new friends and getting to know the Bham indie scene. They then proceeded to fill out the band by adding Violinist Chandra Johnson, Drummer Evan Douglas and Bass Guitarist Evan Herbison, developing a sound all their own.
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