Folk Soul Revival w/ Jerry Castle at the Harvester Performance Center
450 Franklin St.
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
A modern band rooted in old-school southern sounds, Folk Soul Revival whips up its own version of amplified Americana on the band’s self-titled fourth record.
The name says it all. Folk Soul Revival, like the band that created it, is an album that celebrates the sounds, stories, and small-town values of an earlier era, modernizing their approach with sharp songwriting and electrifying instrumental work. There’s country twang, bluegrass bounce, hillbilly hell-raising, chicken-pickin’ guitar, and roadhouse roots-rock, all sandwiched into a track list that mixes heartbreak, honesty, and humor in equal doses. Recorded in Nashville and road-tested on stages across the country, this is Folk Soul Revival’s finest work.
Jerry Castle had just wrapped up a long string of shows in support of Not So Soft Landing, his most acclaimed album to date, when he found himself waking up one morning to some particularly devastating news: Donald Trump had just been elected president. Working in his newly-rigged home studio, Castle spent seven months crafting Brand New Hello, a self-produced album that merges his sharp singer/songwriter roots with upbeat tempos, layered arrangements, pop melodies, and rock & roll muscle. It’s a bright album for cloudy times.
For tickets and more information visit www.harvester-music.com or 540-GUITARS (484-8277).