DUSTBOWL REVIVAL is a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music.
Beloved for their free-flowing and joyous live shows that combine their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking stringband section, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL has opened for bands as diverse as Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, toured China as a guest of the state department and headlined festivals all over the world.
While bluegrass, gospel, New Orleans swing and blues were what brought the gang together, after touring over two hundred dates a year for the last four years, the band realized as it began to collaborate more on the road, that it was never content to be a throwback band recreating lost eras. When they recorded the recent BUSTED, produced by Grammy award-winner and Flogging Molly co-founder Ted Hutt, they emerged with a new sound that marks a striking departure from their fun-loving, raucous old-time past and has the band mixing their unique eight piece instrumentation into realms of hard soul, funk and the emotional, introspective folk. As they charge into 2017, DUSTBOWL is ready to bring their new sound — more emotional, experimental and bolder than ever — to a bigger audience.