Honoring the 50th anniversary of The Band – the seminal roots-rock group that famously toured with Bob Dylan – two American roots bands join in a celebratory outpouring of song. Dustbowl Revival, an eclectic L.A. octet, and Hot Club of Cowtown, an Austin-based trio, will pay tribute to one of the world’s most influential rock bands. On Friday, March 22, the two bands make their Musco Center debut memorializing time-tested hits including “The Weight,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and “Up on Cripple Creek.”
Ranked as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” The Band influenced legendary artists like The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Elton John, and Eric Clapton. With ten solo albums and two albums with Bob Dylan, The Band garnered a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown will perform independently and as a supergroup, in celebration of The Band’s 50-year legacy.
Voted “Best Live Band” by L.A. Weekly, Dustbowl Revival blends folk-Americana and Stax-era soul into a genre-hopping, time-bending party. Since the group’s formation in 2007, Dustbowl Revival has developed a sound that evokes the work of Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, and Aretha Franklin. Their “upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be,” said L.A. Weekly.
Hot Club of Cowtown “has been setting stages ablaze,” for 22 years said NPR Music. The trio specializes in weaving together disparate styles and is “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away,” said The Independent. Band members have toured with artists Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and the Avett Brothers. They have also been featured in the Women of Jazz series at Lincoln Center, the Glastonbury Festival, Stagecoach Music Festival, and the grand opening of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Their new album released in January 2019, Crossing the Great Divide, re-imagines seven masterpieces from The Band’s first two albums, Music from Big Pink and The Band.
Tickets for March 22 are on sale now for $25-55 and may be purchased through the Musco Center online at www.muscocenter.org or by calling the box office at 844-OC-MUSCO (844-626-8726). All print-at-home tickets include a no-cost parking pass. Musco Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Chapman University at 415 North Glassell, Orange, Calif.
ABOUT MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Since it opened on March 19, 2016, Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University has been hailed as “an ideal opera house, potentially the best in the West and maybe even something more” by the Los Angeles Times.
Designed by renowned architects Pfeiffer Partners, with acoustics by world-renowned Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, Musco Center boasts an intimate seating chamber with 1,044 seats on three levels and a full-scale stagehouse capable of grand spectacle or lush symphonic sound with its unique orchestral shell in place. Musco Center serves as a dynamic focal point for campus life and the broader community, giving notice that world-class arts education and artistic achievement have found a new home in Southern California.
For more information about Musco Center and its upcoming events, and to purchase tickets online, visit www.muscocenter.org.
This article was released by Musco Center for the Arts.