February 6 – February 8 // Artists in Residence
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
From the storied music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented collective of songwriters from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless. Drawing influence from their salt of the earth Midwest ethos the band’s songs are roots in the characteristic that has made that region the heartbeat of America.
While in residence at the Music District, the band spent an afternoon collaborating with Saja Butler, writing an original song that they all performed later that night live at the Magic Rat in Fort Collins.
The Last Revel utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the full spectrum of modern Americana to life with lush arraignments of three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars, upright bass, fiddle, and 5-string banjo to consistently support impassioned performances of their honest and heartfelt songwriting.
With their third full length album, Hazard & Fate, 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.