Good morning, NTSIBbers. Today I would like you to meet Dustbowl Revival, a roots/jazz collective from Venice, California. They recently put out a record called Holy Ghost Station, and if you like your bluegrass to have some jazzy swing, this record is for you.
Also, if we have any swing dancers in the audience — or people that love swing dancers and want to provide them with snazzy new music — I am reliably informed that Dustbowl’s tunes are, in general, ideally suited to the St. Louis Shag, the Collegiate Shag, Balboa, and the Jitterbug. Furthermore, Lowdown Blues, one of my favorites, is perfect for the Lindy Hop.
Zach Lupetin, founder / ringmaster of the Revival / Collective, was kind enough to answer a few questions about the group:
What inspired you to delve so deeply into this particular era / genre of American music?
I’d say first, I started writing songs when I was in high school and my father (a great blues harp player in Chicago who often plays with Dustbowl when he’s in town) … Continue reading