State Theatre Portland
The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival

Von Grey

Fri, May 5, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Port City Music Hall

Portland, ME

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $30 Preferred Seating

This event is 18 and over

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. PCMH box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

The Dustbowl Revival
The Dustbowl Revival
After two years away from the studio playing festivals and shows around the world, The Dustbowl Revival is sharing its first two tracks from their forthcoming new record. “Busted” b/w “Only One” will be available as a limited edition 7-inch and via all digital retailers on October 14 via Signature Sounds.

Produced by Grammy award-winner and Flogging Molly co-founder Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys), the new sounds signal a striking departure from their fun-loving, raucous old-time past and has the band mixing their unique eight piece instrumentation into realms of hard soul, funk and the emotional, introspective folk reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin’s harmony-drenched 70s output.

The A-side is the soulful "Busted", which flexes the band’s more modern instrumental evolution, using traditional folk instruments like mandolin, upright bass and fiddle and putting them through wah-peddles and gorgeous reverb while letting the brass section set the heat to boil. The mandolin is almost reminiscent of a Hip-Hop inspired piano beat, the fiddle darkly slashes its way through the open spaces, while Liz Beebe's emotive and searing vocals reveal the snake who did her wrong...and just what she is plans to do about it.

Over the last few years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking stringband section - opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the state department and headlining festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and recently Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonderfest (Denmark).

While bluegrass, gospel, New Orleans swing and blues were what brought the gang together, after touring over two hundred dates a year for the last four years, the band realized as it began to collaborate more on the road, that it was never content to be a throwback band recreating lost eras. When they recorded “Busted” it was like a door opening. As they charge into 2017, Dustbowl is ready to bring their new sound - more emotional, experimental and bolder than ever - to a bigger audience.

The group toured Europe this summer and hits the midwest and southwest this fall before heading back into the studio to finish the new record, due out in sping of 2017.
Von Grey
Von Grey
Atlanta-based alt-rock group VON GREY is anything but a stereotypical quartet. Made up of classically trained sisters, Annika 19, Fiona 18, Petra 15, and Kathryn 20 – VON GREY takes a multi-instrumental approach to deliver ethereal, but raw, electronic based alternative anthems driven by unapologetically pop hooks. The band's signature blend of classical instrumentation and thought provoking lyrics has been critically acclaimed with AXS.com writing, "VON GREY has made a huge impact on the music world with their multi-instrumental approach and hauntingly infectious songwriting."

VON GREY has played nearly 300 shows including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and SXSW and performed on David Letterman and Conan O'Brien. The band is currently in the studio writing and recording new material for their forthcoming 2016 release.

TICKETING & RESERVATION INFO:
Advance ticket purchase not required. A $5 music charge (per guest) will be added to your bill.

Dinner reservations are encouraged and can be made at www.venkmans.com (see "Reservations"), or by calling 470-225-6162.
Venue Information:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101