Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dustbowl Revival Review

Review of Dustbowl Revival - Friday, April 17th

One guest wrote the following critique:

This is a note to share a little bit what 120 patrons at Uptown Grill's Playlist Theater were able to experience on Friday April 17th. But first, an admonition. If you just looked at the name of the group, Dustbowl Revival, and decided this was a group you had never heard of, and therefore not worth your time, your effort, and your money, you made a very bad mistake. I apologize that it is very difficult to put into a few short words just how great this performance was. This talented group of artists served up a delicious musical gumbo. All of the parts were outstanding, but the sum was fantastic. Here is another to understand what happened. Nobody who only listened to a Bruce Springsteen record, would have any idea of just happens when he takes the stage. But once you go, you understand something deeper about the power of music. What this band did on the Uptown stage, was touch every person in the room, with the deep power of music.

Very well put. I am marking it down as one of my favorites of all time, anywhere.

I am sure many people had a hard time figuring out what to expect from a band named Dustbowl Revival. Band leader Zach Lupetin described it as "Jewish cowboy music." This genre is hard to describe and easy to love.

As they were leaving, they were already talking about coming back.  So if you missed them, you might be in luck... more to follow on this.

I also want to thank you, our Playlist Theater patrons. Three days before the show, we were less than half sold. You keep coming, and we will keep doing this. 
As Tom says, "Trust the venue."

Please check out Eilen next Thursday!  (Tickets available here.)

Just to give you an idea of what Jewish Cowboy music sounds like, here is a crude video from sound check. Not fully tuned yet but still great.

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