With its longer days and starry nights, summer is the perfect season to fall in love. Maybe it was the red wine, maybe it was the dancing, but last Friday night at Standing Sun Wines I fell hard...for The Dustbowl Revival.
Like they sing on their new song with Keb' Mo, "I never met no one like you. Every word you say...well, it's the truth."
This Venice based group sounds like nothing you've ever heard before, but innately, you know it's one the most honest and authentic sounds in music today. They transcend genres, blending New Orleans horns, California attitude and bluegrass vibes all into one. It's an unlikely combination to be sure, but it works. Vocalist Liz Beebe wraps you around her finger from the first note, and the band's energy causes a chain reaction around the room. A fully seated show suddenly had a pit area that was filled with dancing bodies of varying ages.
The Dustbowl Revival are, in short, incredible live.And here's the best part- they're about to kick off their summer tour and release a brand new record on June 16. (Fellow Los Angelenos, they're celebrating their record release at the Teragram Ballroom!) Catch them on the road and thank me later. Full tour dates here.
Recommended as your favorite summer jam: Honey I Love You