The Statesboro Revue Returns Home After Second International Tour
“Jukehouse Revival” is a Statesboro Revue standard with those signature grooves and alluring hooks,but with this album you are going to have to roll up the old pant legs and wade through the swampland before you hit the ole juke joint where the hootenanny is already underway. Stewart Mann describes it as funky country. “It’s probably a personality disorder. I have days when I want to be in a country band, days when I want to be in a rock and roll band and days when it’s all about the funk.” With “Jukehouse Revival” you get all three in spades, and even though the sharp country flavor is unexpected, it’s completely at home here and lives quite naturally with its “rhythm and grooves” compatriots. The album was produced by the Statesboro Revue, and Gordy Quist and Scott Davis of the acclaimed Austin-based rock band, Band of Heathens. Over 100 songs have been written since their last album was released, but these 11 tracks proved the winning combination with some contributions from their peers including “Keep You Satisfied,” co-written with Ted Russell Kamp (bass player for Shooter Jennings), “Count On Me,” co-written with Geoffrey Hill (guitar player for the Randy Rogers Band), and “Tallahassee,” co-written with Adam Hood. “Jukehouse Revival” is an experience to be treasured, and an enlightenment of the spirit that will make you throw your hands up in the air and shout “Hallelujah!”
In 2013, the music industry watched as The Statesboro Revue recaptured those familiar old school rock and roll sounds with the tour de force that was their brand new album “Ramble On Privilege Creek.” The earthy hooks, the sweet Celtic whines, and the gypsy pulsation catapulted the Texas-based band into high media altitudes snaring rave reviews from premier outlets including Rolling Stone Magazine who proclaimed The Statesboro Revue as one of the highlights of the South by Southwest Conference and Festival. The album quickly took hold, hitting #25 on the Americana Music Chart, #5 on the European Americana Music Chart, and scored one Top 10 hit (“Huck Finn”) and two Top 15 hits (“Fade My Shade Of Black,” “Live A Little”) on the Texas Music Chart. The music video for the infectious fan favorite “Huck Finn” debuted at #5 on CMT Pure 12-Pack and rose to #3. In 2014, they were featured performers at the Austin City Limits Festival kickoff party, on the nationally syndicated Texas Music Scene TV, at the esteemed MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and they were handpicked by Lynyrd Skynyrd to join the southern rock brotherhood on the 8th Annual Simple Man Cruise, along with Blackberry Smoke and Foghat.