There’s a case to be made that New Orleans is blessed with equal amounts of musical talent and unexplainable magic, and The Revivalists offer potent evidence. Eight years ago, guitarist Zack Feinberg inexplicably shifted routes on his bike ride home from work and discovered recent-Ohioan-turned-New Orleanian David Shaw singing and playing guitar on his porch. Their chance meeting turned into a collaborative duo, which then expanded into a seven-piece band that found an eager audience at Checkpoint Charlie’s, the New Orleans version of Cincinnati’s old Rock & Roll clubhouse, Sudsy Malone’s. A booking at the Crescent City’s revered Tipitina’s forced the band into officially christening themselves, and thus was born The Revivalists. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.
The Revivalists perform with The Almighty Get Down Friday at Madison Theater. More info/tickets: madisontheateronline.com .