The Roosevelts w/ Holy Ghost Tent Revival at The Acoustic
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We are The Roosevelts: America's Own Indie-Rock Act
The Roosevelts lead singer James Mason muses on the birth of their name: It was Presidents Day. It was our first day in the studio. We had the songs, but
we didnt have a name. There were two of them, and two of us. I like to think they would have been fans of our music. As one half of the electric duo along with lead guitarist Jason Kloess, the twobrothers in song, not blood (though maybe beards) carved a distinctive niche
on the renowned live music scene of Austin, Texas, before their recent move to the music industrys third coast Nashville, Tennessee. Together, the
songsmiths cultivated a sound that's a little bluesy, a little bit folky, and a little bit rock 'n' roll. Sure, there's some mandolin in there, but most importantly, it's just heartfelt, genuine music that belongs to them alone, not any genre. When forced to give it a name, the boys will tell you its harmony-driven American rock with a
70s sensibility. Still, some tastemakers are describing their sound as warm, rootsy pop. Ultimately, you might have to decide for yourself.
The Roosevelts are a live band if there ever was one. 2016 found TheRoosevelts completing a run of at-capacity tour dates and one-nighters with Robert Earl Keen, Green River Ordinance, and Grace Potter; a featured spot atthe BMI Songwriters Festival in Key West; and hard-earned feature spots at world-famous, tastemaker festivals South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits Festival.
Holy Ghost Tent Revival
9 years, 3 genres, and 4 records into it, Holy Ghost Tent Revivals sound has emerged as something different than anyone might have expected. The music, now filled with 3 and 4-part harmonies reminiscent of the Beatles in one section and Motown in the next. The drums, bass, and keys, now centered on a Stax-like groove, and the 3 electric guitars now tastefully breathe dynamics into each song. All-the-while, the organic horns dont dominate but compliment, like the old Memphis soul horns or The Band in The Last Waltz.
Now laced with female vocals, 4 part harmonies, synths, and a second trumpet, HGTR is marrying genres in a way that NPR describes as that of a soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. This new sound has inspired amazing acts like Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Shovels and Rope, and Robert Randolph & the Family Band to share their stage with them and in turn has elevated Holy Ghost Tent Revival to a nationally touring, mainstage-ready band.
The Acoustic (View)
2926 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605