The Dustbowl Revival brought its hi-energy Americana-swing sound to The Hamilton Live last week! The band is currently touring in support of its most recent self-titled album, which was released by Signature Sounds in 2017.
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The free-flowing Hamilton show included a question and answer exchange with the audience between songs, during which band founder Zach Lupetin explained the genesis of the band’s name.
It was back in 2007 when Zach, a Chicago native, packed his belongings into a car and transplanted himself to Los Angeles. Upon arriving in LA, he posted an ad on Craigslist in hopes of creating a group inspired by brass band and string band traditions.
Zach is a John Steinbeck fan, and he was reading Grapes of Wrath during this time. Inspired by his own journey west, he conjured up the idea of a desert revival; and The Dustbowl Revival was born. Over the years, the group has been an inclusive outfit that frequently shifted in size before solidifying in its current eight-piece lineup.
The Dustbowl Revival is Zach Lupetin (guitars, vocals), Liz Beebe (vocals, washboard, ukulele), Daniel Mark (mandolin), Connor Vance (fiddle), Matt Rubin (trumpet), Ulf Bjorlin (trombone), Josh Heffernan (drums), and James Klopfleisch (bass).
Check out some images of The Dustbowl Revival performing at The Hamilton Live on June 21, 2018. All photos copyrighted and courtesy of Ari Strauss.