Glide Magazine with a great live review of People’s Blues of Richmond’s recent set opening for The Revivalists at The Bowery Ballroom

 

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On Wednesday, warm up band People’s Blues of Richmond were rowdy, driving and loud and reminded me of the frenetic blues of Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm.  They filled the club early with their own mass of fans who knew every word.  It was wonderful to see a young band who so clearly enjoyed performing and being with their bandmates.  As their time on stage was ending, each player was independently trying to catch the eye of the soundman to see how much longer they could stay on, and were ecstatic when they were granted two, not one, last songs.  On Thursday, The Revivalists were supported by big-band old-school R&B/soul Gedeon Luke and the People, a nine-piece band coming off a couple months of touring.  They had the crowd dancing the entire time and wandered out into the crowd for their encore.  And with a lot of upcoming gigs in the area, they will most definitely be on my To See list. READ MORE…

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