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American Roots Concert Series: The Revelers
Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
“Groove bound and dance compelling ….” — Offbeat Magazine
“There has to be at least one band in the country that reveres the past and is unafraid about dragging it into the future. Mark down the Revelers as that band, musicians who aren’t afraid of mixing up accordion, fiddles, saxophones and guitars. Sometimes the greasiest gumbo can also be the best, as anyone within earshot of this mess will attest. Bon ton all night long.” — The Morton Report, Bentley’s Bandstand
Hill Center is thrilled to welcome the Revelers to our outdoor American Roots Music Series in the plaza!
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.
The depth of this band has only developed from digging deeper into the dancehall traditions of Southwest Louisiana and emerging with an arsenal we call Louisiana Jukebox Music. Music critics are wont to categorize music into clear genre styles, but that’s not really the way folk traditions develop — things are passed around, the lines are blurred — and particularly in a culture as unique as that of SW Louisiana (we won’t use the old gumbo cliché, but you get the idea). The Revelers have embraced that musical truth in a way few bands have — the lines between traditional and original, Cajun, country, zydeco, swamp-pop, and the blues, are blurred, and wide-ranging styles are honed into an extremely cohesive performance.
Sponsored by Quicksilver Productions and DC Brau Brewing Company
What’s possible, together? Since April 2011 DC Brau Brewing Company has passionately brewed award-winning beer for the District of Columbia. We take pride in and are committed to promoting abundance for our community through partnership and collaboration. Over the past six years we’ve donated generously to our friends and neighbors across the DC Metro area.