NEW EP: THE REVELERS PLAY THE SWAMP POP CLASSICS VOL. 1 – OUT JULY 15TH
The first in a series of limited edition vinyl 45′s, featuring the Revelers interpretations of some of their favorite Swamp Pop classics. No CDs for this one, just digital and vinyl. The Store is open now, with some great bundle deals. Stream the whole record on our Music page.
The Revelers second full-length album is also in the works – featuring all original music – to be released in Winter 2014/ 2015. Be sure to join our mailing list to stay up to date.
CONTAGIOUS APPROACH AND DANCEABLE RHYTHMS…
The Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys… “unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance” have joined together to form a Louisiana Supergroup which combines Swamp-Pop, Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from Southwest Louisiana.
As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with T-Bone Burnett, Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt, Preston Frank, Walter Mouton, Mamadou Diabate, the Duhks, Cedric Watson, and Tim O’Brien to name a few. As a group they play with a sense of empathy and depth that can only be fostered after years of making music together. They have all appeared on the 2011 season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and they also were handpicked by David Simon (producer/creator The Wire) to be featured musicians for the third and fourth seasons of HBO’s Treme.
Equally at home on a festival main stage, a late night dance party, or a performing arts hall, the Revelers have taken their mission coast to coast in the US and around the word from Ireland to Denmark, to their own Black Pot Festival in Lafayette (now in it’s 9th year) The sheer power and raucousness of the band’s sound is tempered only by their unbelievable tightness as a group.