Dead River Revival - Tonic Room2447 N. Halsted Chicago,IL
12/13/2018 9:00 PM - 12/13/2018 11:00 PM
Dead River Revival
Helmed by JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound's founder and lead guitarist Billy Bungeroth, Dead River Revival is a band determined to stand guard over the Rock n’ Soul of the late 60's and early 70’s in both in esthetic and sound. The mission is to create authentic music despite the rather inauthentic world we live in. Falling somewhere between the Grateful Dead, the Atlantic Muscle Shoals band The Faces, and the Tedeschi Trucks band - their unique covers and originals lay the groundwork for transcendent improvisation. According to Bungeroth, who’s songs have been heard throughout radio, TV, and film, "Collectively this band has backed up everyone in Chicago from Jeff Tweedy to Syl Johnson to Kelly Hogan. Sorta like The Band. We wound up playing so many back-up gigs (Chicago’s Fifth Star Honors, Soul Spectacular!!!) that we decided to forge their own path”. That path has them en route to becoming one of the premier improvising bands in the city.
With Emily Woods on vocals, Ryan Juravic on drums, John Lauler on bass, Jeff Lyman on slide guitar, Joy Smith on percussion, Julie Nichols on piano, and Billy Bungeroth guitar and vocals. Whether you grew up on those grooves, or long for a time when music was actually played and sung - Dead River Revival is a show not to be missed.