8:00 PM, Doors at 7:30 PM
The Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, 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 Revelers have embraced that musical mash-up in a way few bands have — the lines between traditional and original are blurred, and wide-ranging styles are honed into an extremely cohesive performance.
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 were handpicked by David Simon (producer/creator, The Wire) to be featured musicians for the third and fourth seasons of HBO’s Tremé.
The depth of this band has developed largely from digging into the dancehall traditions of Southwest Louisiana and emerging with an arsenal they call Louisiana Jukebox Music, and their live performances are the perfect representation of that. Equally at home on a festival main stage, a late night dance party, or a performing arts hall, the Revelers have taken their passion coast to coast in the U.S. and around the world, always able to make fans get out of their seats for a rockin’ good time!
The dance floor will be open!