Suzanne chats with David Shaw of The Revivalists ahead of their show at Vina Robles Amphitheatre on 9/26/19 with special guest Anderson East. These guys have had a wild ride over the past decade…from a chance meeting on a porch in New Orleans to opening for the Rolling Stones, these guys have kept their hearts close to the music. David takes us into some tunes and stories from the road and somehow, David and Suzanne are now staring down the barrel of a good old fashioned thumb war. Take a listen…
ABOUT THE REVIVALISTS
The Revivalists had been grinding for 10 years when their now platinum-selling single “Wish I Knew You” took off. Amassing more than 300 million total streams, the band has performed on numerous television shows including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Ellen and TODAY, with an upcoming appearance on Austin City Limits, and have garnered major media attention for their “creative, compelling blend of musical ingenuity and heart…” (Billboard) and their distinct mix of “just about every classic school of American music” (UPROXX). Variety praised the band as “good old-fashioned rock and roll….,” while Rolling Stone lauded them as an “Artist You Need To Know” and Boston Heraldcalled them “budding superstars.” They were nominated for a Billboard Music Award and two iHeartRadio Music Awards, were named Billboard’s Top New Rock Artist of 2017 and have three years of back-to-back sold out headline tours in their biggest venues to date, including Red Rocks, two back-to-back nights at NYC’s Beacon Theatre, and a recent electrifying hometown set headlining their stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest.
The chart-topping New Orleans eight-piece’s soulful alt-rock anthems translate into a live firepower during their renowned live shows, complete with soaring pedal steel guitar, pounding percussion, irresistible horns and charismatic frontman David Shaw’s undeniable voice. The Revivalists’ new studio album Take Good Care (Loma Vista Recordings) captures both celebratory and cathartic moments, as heard on Triple A and Alternative hit songs such as the “All My Friends”, “Change,” (which became the band’s third Mediabase #1 in a row at the format) and new single “Oh No” which is quickly climbing the Triple A chart.
The Revivalists are: David Shaw [lead vocals, guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard, trumpet], and PJ Howard [drums, percussion].