The Dustbowl Revival plus Janet Klein & her Parlor Boys, and The Statmen
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The Dustbowl Revival
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The Dustbowl Revival:
The 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, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. 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. 2013 has a new album - Carry Me Home, 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 will be playing Mountain Song Bluegrass Cruise to The Bahamas (Punch Brothers, David Grisman) as well as venturing to Arizona, Colorado, New York and beyond. “A nine-piece band replete with tuba, washboard, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet and guitar joyously pumped out early 20th century standards and original tunes that would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The seven men…and two women in flapper-inspired dresses, are members of a ragtag outfit called the Dustbowl Revival, strumming, sawing and puffing enthusiastically as smiling listeners on the dance floor swung their partners infectiously.” - LA TIMES “An old-time medicine show featuring the kind of roots music that normally isn’t my cup of twang, except it offered great bands like the Dustbowl Revival, whose Americana swing was so fun I went back to see them again the next day.” - R. Sheffield, ROLLING STONE
The enchanting and effervescent chanteuse Janet Klein performs obscure, lively and lovely tunes from the 1910’s, 20’s and 30’s. Joined by some of her LA based band members, The Parlor Boys, you’ll be treated to spirited and inspired renditions of early hot jazz, Tin Pan Alley, vaudeville, ragtime and other rare and rustic gems. Janet Klein has been performing her special brand of song fare since 1996. Her own unique vocal style reflects the old fashioned sweetness and titillating charm of bygone singers like Ruth Etting, Josephine Baker, Lil Armstrong and Mae West. Born in California, Klein has always felt a strong affinity to the music and culture of the early twentieth century. In addition to being a classically trained pianist, she also plays a mean ukulele and has a voice as sweet as a robin’s song on a sunny, spring morning. Be sure to take a peek at her ukulele as it is a one-of-a-kind instrument beautifully adorned with cherry blossoms. Her band, THE PARLOR BOYS, are all gents who avidly collect old recordings from 78 rpm records and are immersed in the pursuit of capturing an authentic vintage sound and musical style. Janet and her band regularly perform at historic theaters in Hollywood and Los Angeles and other landmark venues throughout the United States. Their CD release “Living In Sin” was voted in the Top Ten Jazz and Pop Critic’s Award Poll of the Village Voice. The band has returned from their fifth tour of Japan including the Internationally Renowned Fuji Rock Festival, in conjunction with their 7 have just debuted in Australia as part of the Cabaret Festival of Adelaide and will be appearing at the Ukulele Hooley Festival in Dun Laoghaire Ireland in August 2013. Once a year they perform at the grand 1927 Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, and monthly at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, Cicada Club at the historic art deco Oviatt Building downtown Los Angeles, and the Old Town Music Hall, El Segundo.