The Last Revel
Consisting of three members, The Last Revel uses traditional folk-minded three part harmonies with honest and meaningful lyrics to deliver a passionate and soul stirring performance. On a backbone of rebellious rock attitude and raw traditional instrumentation, band members pride themselves on an unrelenting work ethic and a deep hunger to write, perform, and entertain. The Last Revel is known for crafting a rowdy live performance that inspires crowds to move to every tune. The Last Revel honed their style at a weekly open mic night at a dive bar in Southern Minnesota. Their performance spread by word of mouth until the bar was at maximum capacity every Thursday. When the dance floor was full, folks danced on tables. The Last Revel strives for such wild performances at every show.
Described as transcendental Texas folk and stargaze surf-western, The Deer create psychotropic soundscapes and tranquil, vivid dream-pop. They are at once lyrical and experiential, magnetic and evocative. The group formed in 2012 while recording solo work by singer/songwriter Grace Park (The Blue Hit), and soon developed into a collaboratively-composed project. Park's voice and presence are captivating, upright bassist Jesse Dalton (MilkDrive) has a songwriting mouth of a saint and a devil, lead guitarist Michael McLeod (Good Field, Richard Linklater film composer) expertly captains sound production, and drummer Alan Eckert sings with soulful rhythm and finesse. Together, The Deer have created a dynamic collection of songs ranging between the blissful and euphoric to the dark and the dangerous. They’ve played Austin’s historical Moody Theater and the Legendary Stubb's, as well as festivals like SXSW, Art Outside, and Utopiafest. Members have shared the stage with The Head & The Heart, The Lumineers, Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, and Dana Falconberry. With rotating guest multi-instrumentalists such as Roger Sellers (Bayonne), Noah Jeffries (MilkDrive, South Austin Jug Band) and Dennis Ludiker (Asleep at the Wheel), they move fluidly between genres and activate the imagination.
Scratchdog String Band
Since early 2015, Scratchdog Stringband has been setting a new standard for Americana/Bluegrass. Based in Portland, OR and touring throughout the Pacific Northwest, this trio delivers a fresh amalgamation of classic and contemporary Americana music. These artisans continually hone their technical finesse through exuberant experimentation and intuitive improvisation. The sound that emerges is uniquely "Scratchdog," deriving from influences in Rock, Folk, Country and Jazz.