Thursday, May 9, 2013

Album Review: The Dustbowl Revival - Swing Low on that New River Train

Well, I've been searching for a replacement for  The Belleville Outfit once they disbanded a couple years back and  think I have found it in Venice California based The Dustbowl Revival.  In fact, its a bit like Belleville Outfit joining  the Holy Ghost Tent Revival.There's jazz, gospel, blues, bluegrass, and even some jig band character to the outfit - once again, what's not to like. I was recently sent their latest CD Carry Me Home, and it feels right at home immediately - starting off with the gospel traditional Swing Low. They continue the gospel sound in John the Revelator and continue the traditional trend with a jamming version of New River Train. Riverboat Queen may be my favorite primary due to the sexy vocals of Caitlyn Doyle - just in time for The Great Gatsby. But it could also be the instrumental solos - pretty cool song. And there's plenty more. Looking forward to the band playing this summer at the Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville, Virginia. Cheers.

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