The Revivalists have set themselves apart from the alt-rock pack with their unique blend of twangy pedal steel guitar, blazing saxophone, and the soulful croon of frontman David Shaw. Their celebratory live shows reveal a heavy jam band influence, featuring extended versions of amped-up favorites like "Navigate Below" and "Soulfight" that take on new life thanks to the group's virtuosic soloing and improv skills. The Revivalists hail from New Orleans and it shows -- their passionate, rhythmically heavy performances treat fans to a healthy dose of The Big Easy that will leave them feeling funkier than a stroll through the French Quarter.
The Revivalists got their start in New Orleans in 2007 after guitarist Zack Feinberg went out for a bike ride and overheard David Shaw singing on his porch. The two started talking and got together to jam that same day, and before long they were performing at local venues. They got their first big break when they won an open mic night and earned a chance to play at the city's beloved Checkpoint Charlie's. Their performance was tremendously well-received, and within a week they had put a band together and named themselves The Revivalists. They released a self-titled debut EP in 2008, following up in 2010 with their first full-length album Vital Signs. The band spent the next four years tirelessly touring the country, building a devoted fanbase with their electrifying live shows. They returned to the studio in 2014 to record their sophomore album City of Sound, which featured a bonus disc of live tracks. The Revivalists continue to get fans moving and shaking on tour with their unique sound and distinctly New Orleans vibe.