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THE REVELERS
The Lizard Lounge
Cambridge, MA
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THE REVELERS
Friday 8/26 - From Lafayette LA - GRAMMY NOMINATED
THE REVELERS
$12 advance / $15 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show
http://revelersband.com

Louisiana supergroup ... a tonic of swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco

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 arent 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  Bentleys Bandstand


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-sop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana.

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 OBrien, 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 Bourdains No Reservations, and they also were handpicked by David Simon (producer/creator, The Wire) to be featured musicians for the third and fourth seasons of HBOs Tremé.

Long-time fans of the Red Stick Ramblers may find themselves very familiar with The Revelers: the powerful singing and songwriting of Chas Justus and Eric Frey, a mix of traditional Cajun and zydeco dance music, some of the swing that was such a strong focus of early RSR, the magical rhythm section chemistry of Glenn Fields and Eric Frey, and impressive musical virtuosity across the board.

Equally at home on a festival main stage, a late night dance party, or a performing arts hall, the Revelers have taken their mission coast to coast in the U.S. and around the world from Ireland to Denmark, to their own Black Pot Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Black Pot festival is a celebration of the culture of food, music, and dance thats still thriving in Acadiana, along with the Revelers ties to the wider roots music community. Attracting a whos who of regional Louisiana dance bands along with folk, bluegrass, Tex-mex, gospel, songwriters, and old-time from across North America, its the annual culmination of the party that the band brings with them to every stage they play on.

Location

The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Categories

Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass
Music > World

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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