Sundays in the Park Concerts, Sunday July 27th
On Sunday, July 27th in Todd Grove Park at 6:00pm Fowler Auto & Truck Center, The City of Ukiah, KWNE-FM and MAX 93.5 are proud to present the fourth concert of the 23rd annual Sundays in the Park concert series featuring the Roots Jazz Collective Dustbowl Revival.
Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven Band in New Orleans or Bob Dylan and Fats Waller jamming with Mumford & Sons on a front porch in 1938. "In a city like Los Angeles, home to musical stars in nearly every known genre, handing out the Best Live Band title is not easy. But the free-thinking local collective 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” states LA WEEKLY BEST OF 2013.
Growing steadily from a small string band playing up and down the west coast (hundreds shows in the last two years), DBR has blossomed into a traveling collective featuring instrumentation that often includes fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, banjo, accordion, tuba, pedal steel, drums, guitars, a bass made from a canoe oar, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck.
With an enthusiastic and growing national following, DBR released their first LP “You Can’t Go Back To The Garden of Eden” to rave reviews. Their tune “Dan’s Jam”, received Americana Song Of The Year honors by the Independent Music Awards (Tom Waits, Ozzy Osbourne judging). The group has placed songs in several independent films and TV projects including “Made In China” (IFC) which won SXSW, and in an upcoming episode of FOX’s AMERICAN IDOL. National radio play includes LA’s KCRW and KCSN, Austin’s KGSR, SF’s KPFA and Seattle’s taste-making KEXP.
Their EP + vinyl 7’’ "Holy Ghost Station" was released in the summer of 2011 under the auspices of Raymond Richards with Rockets Red Glare (Local Natives) and throughout the last two years Dustbowl played with artists as diverse as The Rebirth Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz band, Trombone Shorty, Best Coast, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers and more, hosting shows from Chicago to Seattle, New York, Nashville, Chicago, Anchorage and San Diego as well as playing festivals like Outside Lands, Musikfest, Lightning In a Bottle, Make Music Pasadena and The New LA Folk Festival.