Alternative rock band Folk Soul Revival made a return trip to Whitesburg Kentucky’s StreetSide Grill & Bar. The event, which happened July 26, featured the band and special guest Jeff Shayne.
Folk Soul Revival is, states promoter Charlie Wright, a band that’s well known in the Eastern U.S. According to the band’s website, Folk Soul Revival is “a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy, rootsy Americana band from the Appalachian mountain region of Virginia/Tennessee.” The band is comprised of Daniel Davis (guitar, vocals), Brandon Sturgill (upright bass, acoustic bass, electric bass, vocals), Justin Venable (guitjo, harmonica, kazoo, vocals), Daniel Vanover (guitar, harmonica, dobro, vocals) and Dan Witt (drums).
The band has just released their third album Prompting The Dapperness. The album is completely fan-funded thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. The album sees the band’s return to what made them popular with so many–strong songwriting, cool sing-along melodies, great vocals and honest music that strikes a chord with the listener. The band’s loyal following, called “The Congregation,” are happy to spread their music and see them play live wherever they happen to be. Their support helped make the band’s second album, Words Off the Tongue, rank among the Top 15 Albums of the Year by No Depression Magazine. Prompting the Dapperness has reached no. 12 on the iTunes country charts and no. 99 on the overall charts the day of its release. The album has already charted on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseekers Charts at no. 10 (South Atlantic Division).
The band has also been honored by Virginia. The Virginia Tourism Board awarded Folk Soul Revival the Band of the Year Award in 2011. Also, Virginia Living Magazine named the band among the Top Three bands in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2012.
Wright said the event was marketed through Facebook, the radio and the band’s website. The event itself was fantastic, with the highlight being the band itself.
If you plan on creating an event like this one, Wright advises to use the internet for your tickets. “Go with online tickets sales,” he said. “It takes the hassle out of phones in ticket sales and saves you money from credit card fees.”