Not too long ago, mini roots orchestra The Dustbowl Revival offered fans a lovely pair of dichotomous love songs with its limited edition “Busted” b/w “Only One” 7-inch released via Signature Sounds.
Hell hath no fury for a scorned woman, and vocalist Liz Beebe is front and center for the revolution, belting her woes of betrayal in the middle of an all-male line-up of multi-instrumentalists. Backed by a fiery army of mistreated mistresses, Beebe leads the charge in standing up against infidelity as she’s engulfed by modern instrumental evolution, traditional folk instruments and the ever-present, passionate promise to never forgive — nor forget.
Director Devin Schiro admits that capturing the bombasity of the band in any single frame was a creative challenge: “With around 75 separate layers of video in the timeline, trying to figure out how to squeeze in enough screen time with each member without rushing them through or cutting anyone short was a meticulous process, but luckily, each of them provided such amazing performances that it was always a matter of having ‘too much’ to chose from, never ‘not enough.'”
These bolder, unfettered tracks follow two years of non-stop globe-trotting and festival hopping for the West Coast octet. Produced by Grammy award-winner and Flogging Molly co-founder Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys), the 45 reflects a plunge into hard soul, funk and blues for an act that’s already notoriously known for mastering every base of traditional American music on record and on stage.
Check it out:
Nov 17 — Aspen, CO — Wheeler Opera House
Nov 18 — Socorro, NM — New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series
Nov 19 — Los Angeles, CA — AirBnB OpenLA Festival
Dec 01 — Chico, CA — Sierra Nevada Big Room
Dec 03 — Buellton, CA — Standing Sun Wines
Dec 15 — Los Angeles, CA — The Hi Hat
Jan 26 — Mill Valley, CA — Sweetwater Music Hall
Feb 10 — Washington, DC — The Hamilton
Mar 11 — New Cumberland, WV — Oak Glen Festival