New Orleans rock group The Revivalists are rising again after three grueling years, with a more demanding tour schedule and brighter spotlight following their breakout 2015 album Men Amongst Mountains, but it appears that any shift within the eight-piece band is strictly surface-level.
“We are in a nicer tour bus and nicer hotels, and maybe we have a hot tub sometimes too,” lead vocalist and guitarist David Shaw jokes. “But really it’s not that much different. We’re doing the same things, and what gets us up in the morning is the same, even though what’s going on around us has changed a bit.”
Despite their wildly enhanced stature, the collective -- composed of Shaw, guitarists Zack Feinberg and Ed Williams, drummer Andrew Campanelli, bassist George Gekas, saxophonist Rob Ingraham, keyboard and trumpet player Michael Giradot and newest addition P.J. Howard on drums and percussion -- has not allowed the success to corrupt the creative ecosystem that has fostered their compelling blend of musical ingenuity and heart. Rather, they have managed to stay grounded leading up to their highly-anticipated fourth studio album by relying on each other even more and staying true to the journey.