featuring Dan Andriano
/ Cory Branan / Nathaniel Rateliff
Monday, Apr 09, 2012 6:00 PM CDT
(5:30 PM Doors)
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
Folk music was born from a rich tradition of giving and openness-and no one has done more to bring that original spirit back to the genre in recent years than Chuck Ragan has with his Revival Tour. Ragan-who is well-known as both a solo artist as well as guitarist/vocalist for the legendary punk act Hot Water Music-conceptualized the idea for The Revival Tour in 2005, however it didn't come to fruition until 2008 when Ragan hit the road with Avail's Tim Barry, Lucero's Ben Nichols and a cast of revolving guests-including Against Me!'s Tom Gabel-for the tour's inaugural year.
This year the tour will hit the UK and mainland Europe. Joining Chuck will be Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem, Dan Andriano from Alkaline Trio and Dave Hause from The Loved Ones. Accompaniment by Jon Gaunt on fiddle and Joe Ginsberg on upright bass will round out the crew.
"The most important part of The Revival Tour is the camaraderie and the way people are drawn to each other whether they're playing a mandolin, singing, playing fiddle or there to see the show," Ragan explains. "We live and breathe this music and I think it's just a natural instinct for people who believe and live music to want to share that with other like-minded musicians," he summarizes.