WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
Thursday, February 28, 2013
AFRO FUNKE' LIVE PRESENTS
THE DUBSTOWL REVIVAL
The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based 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, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles
of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis Armstrong's
Hot Seven Band in New Orleans or Bob Dylan and Fats Waller jamming with Mumford & Sons
on a front porch in 1938.
Growing steadily from a small string band playing up and down the west coast (hundreds shows
in the last two years), DBR has blossomed into a traveling collective featuring instrumentation
that often includes fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, banjo, accordion, tuba,
pedal steel, drums, guitars, a bass made from a canoe oar, harmonica and plenty of washboard
and kazoo for good luck.
With an enthusiastic and growing national following, DBR released their first LP "You Can't Go
Back To The Garden of Eden" to rave reviews. Their tune "Dan's Jam", received Americana Song
Of The Year honors by the Independent Music Awards (Tom Waits, Ozzy Osbourne judging). The
group has placed songs in several independent films and TV projects including "Made In China"
(IFC) which won SXSW, and in an upcoming episode of FOX's AMERICAN IDOL. National radio
play includes LA's KCRW and KCSN, Austin's KGSR, SF's KPFA and Seattle's taste-making KEXP.
2013 has a new album Carry Me Home (produced by Eric Lilavois) on the way. Merging their
vintage style with a hip, lose-your-troubles-and-start-
moving vibe, the record perfectly
encompasses the band's upbeat message. Seeking to travel more widely in 2013, the band wil
l be playing Mountain Song Bluegrass Cruise to The Bahamas (Punch Brothers, David Grisman)
as well as venturing to Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and beyond.
resident deejay:JEREMY SOLE
(KCRW / TheLift / Musaics)