Statesboro Revue w/ Rust On The Rails At Volcanic
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 9pm
- All AGES
The Statesboro Revue dates back to 2008, but the evolving vision of front man and primary songwriter Stewart Mann goes back much further. It’s a journey down many roads, from Texas to Tennessee and to California and back, all in a search for that perfect, unspoiled place for his music to grow roots. Year after year, in city after city, it became clear that those roots had taken hold on stage, and from there grew into a groove-oriented, old school rock and roll band, the likes of which have not been seen in quite some time.
Never being afraid to aim high, The Statesboro Revue released their debut album, DIFFERENT KIND OF LIGHT, produced by Grammy Award-Winning David Z (Prince, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Gov’t Mule) in 2009. Hitting the Texas Music Chart with two Top 20 singles, the blues rock effort quickly drew a dedicated fan base to their stages, but was just a prelude to the tour de force that is their brand new album, RAMBLE ON PRIVILEGE CREEK. Described my Mann as earthier with catchier hooks, this new music is pure, living energy that winds through light and lofty atmospheres, down through the depths of sweet Celtic miseries, and over to angry growls through clenched teeth…all without ever losing that gypsy pulsation that is the very definition of rock and roll. “This album is extremely broad in subject matter and style, in musicality and production, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve always strived to create at sound that doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel; merely merge the little idiosyncrasies of all my influences and shape them in a manner that might someday be looked upon as my own unique sound. I think this record is as close as I have ever been to accomplishing that goal.”
Reminiscent of singers from decades past, Stewart Mann’s soulful voice is both evident and familiar. His seasoned timbre is well-worn, but polished enough to have landed him the starring role in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, which opened at the historic Cameo Theatre in San Antonio, Texas last year. Joining Stewart is younger brother, Garrett Mann, the lead guitar player who holds down the fort then lets loose when the song calls for it. On bass guitar is Berklee alumnus Nick Casillo, providing backbone and foundation, all while mixing in melodic leads and runs that only a player of his experience can muster. Drummer Kristopher Schoen’s ability to both drive the tunes and lay down a lazy snare for the slow grooves furthers the dancing frenzy that ensues at a Statesboro Revue show. The all-star list of shared stages more than hints that this all-inclusive working band is truly worth its weight. The Statesboro Revue has played with the Los Lonely Boys, The Wailers, the Allman Brothers Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Whiskey Myers, Dirty River Boys, Willie Nelson, Charlie Robison, Ryan Bingham, Reckless Kelly, Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, Bob Schneider, War, Arrested Development, Eli Young Band, Marshall Tucker Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Yardbirds and Will Hoge.
Rust On The rails is mix the gritty, soulful Southern Rock vocal of Cody Beebe, with the Tribal Roots Rock Guitar and Australian Didgeridoo from Blake Noble. #americanaussieroots
Cody Beebe and Blake Noble have been no secret to the Pacific Northwest music scene. Beebe, a Washington State resident, has toured extensively, nationally and internationally, developing a die-hard following. Australian-born Noble was an instrumental breath of fresh air when he arrived in Seattle in 2012. Also an accomplished worldwide touring musician, his distinctive percussive guitar and skilled Didgeridoo blended with American folk, blues and funk caught the attention of waves of new fans, as well as Cody Beebe.