Zach Lupetin advertised for some bandmates on Craig’s List, and from that post, Dustbowl Revival formed. Over the years, this collective of musicians (it’s not exactly a fixed band lineup and not a revolving door, either) has released several records refining their sound from stringband to to multi-instrumental roots swing with drums, horns, and nearly every stringed instrument you can imagine! With influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to opera to the Rolling Stones, you can imagine the challenge of creating a cohesive vision for their own songs and the traditional songs they arrange. Dustbowl Revival’s latest album, Carry Me Home, most fully embodies the energy of their live shows without becoming a chaotic mess of instrumentation. Have fun and dance in your car to this one!
- Get their new album before it’s officially released HERE on Amazon or The Dustbowl Revival
- Zach Lupetin’s college band, The Royal Family or Zach Lupetin and The Royal Family. You can hear the foundation of where he later went with the Dustbowl Revival here.
- Hot Sardines Shanghai’d or The Hot Sardines — friends of the band in a similar vein
- Of the varied influences of the members of this band, Stevie Wonder had to be part of this show. or Stevie Wonder is also available on iTunes.
- Producer Eric Lilevois also worked on this great children’s record by Dan Zanes Little Nut Tree or Dan Zanes & Friends, with many excellent roots musicians joining him. We chose one with Sharon Jones!
- For any band with Rebirth Brass Band influences and aspirations, Trombone Shorty is a great rising star. We chose a tune featuring both of them. Check out Trombone Shorty on iTunes, too.