Get on your dancing shoes
KNOW & GO
WHO: The Center for the Arts presents
WHAT: Dustbowl Revival
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7
WHERE: The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA
TICKETS: $17 member, $20 non-member (Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)
Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, Calif.-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930s to form a spicy roots cocktail.
On Friday, they take to the stage at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley at 8 p.m., with limited theater seating to make room for this dance concert.
Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Notable performances include Mountain Song at Sea, Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco Old Time Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, KCRW Masquerade.
Dustbowl performance promises to be a white-knuckle ride through the history of American folk music that rarely stays just on the stage. No matter what venue they play, from theaters to saloons, it’s an old-time dance party made fresh by some of the best soloists and interpreters in the business. After winning Americana song of the year from the Independent Music Awards (Tom Waits judging), getting to play top festivals like High Sierra, Floydfest, AmericanaFest and The Hudson River Revival and opening for Lake Street Dive, Rebirth Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty, the band has become a barnstorming touring machine.
They go international in 2015, joining The Winnipeg Folk Festival, Naked Song Fest (Netherlands) and Bergenfest (Norway) where they will team up with Tori Amos, First Aid Kit and Jackson Browne.
“ … Dustbowl Revival’s upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear.”— LA Weekly review.
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