Since forming in 2007, the seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band known as The Revivalists have logged countless miles on the road, cultivating a high octane and ever-evolving live show steeped in instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocal magnetism.
David Shaw (vocals), Zack Feinberg (guitar), Ed Williams (pedal steel guitar), Rob Ingraham (saxophone), George Gekas (bass), Andrew Campanelli (drums), and Michael Girardot (keys, trumpets) have been instrumental in the growth of NOLA’s burgeoning indie scene, and acclaimed for their combination of groove-oriented danceable rock and soulful songwriting.
It all began when Zack met frontman David Shaw while taking a different route on his bike past Shaw’s front porch. Shaw was singing a song called Purple Heart, and the two struck up a conversation. They got back together later that day to play music, and then started playing with Andrew Campanelli, a drummer Feinberg had met at Tipitina’s. Within a week, the earliest version of the band played their first show at Checkpoint Charlie’s Laundromat/Bar on Esplanade Avenue. By the time they got a chance to play at Tipitina’s a few weeks later, the name “The Revivalists” appeared on the bill for the first time.
And the rest, as they say, is history. They released their third album, “Men Amongst Mountains” in 2015, and become a popular fixture of the summer festival circuit – thanks to their dynamic live show and singer David Shaw’s soulful howl.