Since forming in 2007, The Revivalists have earned their standing among the best original bands in New Orleans. The group's blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting comes to life through a meticulously crafted ever-evolving live performance. In 2011 they were named Best Emerging Artist at Gambit Magazine's Big Easy Awards.
The Revivalists have been touring since 2008 and thriving on the national level. They are proud to have opened for notable acts like The Black Crowes, Dr. John, The Rebirth Brass Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Galactic. Additionally, they have established themselves as an engaging festival act, gaining notoriety at B.O.M.B Fest (Connecticut), DeLuna Fest (Florida), Voodoo Fest (New Orleans), The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Series (Washington, DC) and the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. There, they caught the attention of Rolling Stone Senior Editor, David Fricke, who gave exuberant praise for their performance.
With a self-titled debut EP named as an "Editor's Pick" on CDBaby.com, their follow-up Vital Signs, scored the band "Top-Selling American Rock Album." 150 live shows succeeded in 2011. Their songs have been featured on MTV, Paste Magazine's Music Sampler, and on American Airlines flights.
For The Revivalists, City of Sound is a significant leap forward in the art of album creation. The band's experience and comfort in the studio shines, thanks in no small part to the contributions of producer Ben Ellman (Galactic, Trombone Shorty). The result of this collaboration is a production full of twists and turns that blends pure performance with studio mechanics and remains true to the band's trademark devotion to passionate, organic songwriting.