The Last Revel w/ The Slocan Ramblers

The Last Revel w/ The Slocan Ramblers

Lady Empire (acoustic)

Wed, January 17, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$10 ADV, $12 DOS

Tickets at the Door

The Last Revel
The Last Revel
From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless. The Last Revel trio utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver “Bombastic live performances,” as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads.

With their second, self titled, album released in May of 2015, The Last Revel further demonstrates their ability to create rich and delicately textured recorded material with a modern “tip of the hat” to the storied history of American folk music.
The Slocan Ramblers
The Slocan Ramblers
The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans understand that if you polish up the music, you lose the raw excitement that makes it so vibrant.

On their sophomore album Coffee Creek (2015), The Slocan Ramblers blend lightning fast and devilishly intricate instrumentals with sawdust-thick vocals. In the liner notes, producer Chris Coole breaks it down: “What really impressed me while we were working on this album, was that, while they can pull off the precision and virtuosity that is at the backbone of bluegrass, they understand the power of the fragile moment in music.” On Coffee Creek, they’ve done this by staying true to the rough and rowdy roots of the music.

“I love it – smokin’ bluegrass!” – BBC Radio
Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award - 2015 Recipient
Lady Empire (acoustic)
Lady Empire (acoustic)
Isaac Friend is a singer/songwriter and drummer from Richmond, VA.
He has played as a drummer with many artists and musicians over the years, spanning several genres-- from Bluegrass to Hip Hop. He currently plays drums for an alternative rock band "Akasha" from Richmond, VA in which he will also be singing harmony (and whistling).

Father Figure is his newest passion project. Expect rock, soul, and folk influences to shine through this four-piece band comprised of Richmond musicians with impressive resumes including Joe Vanderhoff, former guitarist for "Mind's I" and "Crossing the Event Horizon" and Ryan Tinsley, drummer for "Conditions."
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org