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The Freeway Revival / Bio

The Freeway Revival is a band forged through years of life’s lessons and travel on the road. A very extensive schedule of touring and personal history has built a band that has developed an archive of original material as well as a strong chemistry and stage presence. These memories, lessons, long hours of travel, and the shows that lay in between, cultivated a hard working band and a brotherhood among its members. A passion developed for making and performing creative, original music which has led to the desire for national recognition and the spread of the band's name and reputation.

The Freeway Revival's classic rock, blues, country, and jazz blend, remind the listener of a time when music was about things that people could understand and relate to, as well as enjoy; great music from a generation ago is reborn and performed with the same passion and feeling that left such a definite mark on the hearts and souls of the past. Whether it is a live performance or recording, The Freeway Revival is sure to bring not only a consistent high quality of music, but a high quality of entertainment. Once you hear the beautiful guitar harmonies, subtle vocal harmonies, accompanied with an assortment of mesmerizing piano and organ melodies, the spell is cast; the listener is pulled into a barrage of classic sounding music that is firsthand lived and felt.

The Freeway Revival was formed out of high school friends who shared a passion for learning and making music. The band was founded by three original members who were all raised in Culpeper, Virginia. As with most original bands it all started small, and whenever there were minutes to spare. As time went on, and lessons were learned, the group found that they had a talent for putting original ideas together into songs. "We wanted to be like our heroes," as stated by one of the band’s guitarists, Joey Lee. Since that day, music was no longer just a hobby it was becoming a passion. The roots of what would become The Freeway Revival had started to sprout.

The Freeway Revival was a group that was long in the works by its original members. The band has an extensive history of development. The seeds of previous names and members have come and gone but the group has always found ways to over come and to achieve. During these early years, the band started playing live, practicing more, and writing more original songs; as this continued, many opportunities, such as opening up for bands like Kansas and Story of the Year as well as local bands like Ashleigh Chevalier and Kevin Mac, have come and have given The Freeway Revival the chance of learning and playing music, as well as the experience of performing on-stage.

Over the last few years the band has continued to develop and improve. Over the past year and a half, The Freeway Revival has developed a large catalog of original music as the group continues to write original songs. 2011 brought a new hometown as the band moved to Asheville, NC. This new move brought new opportunities for writing and touring as well as the addition of the most current member on drums. With the new and current line-up, the band continues to show maturation as original songs continue to develop, as old tunes are revamped, and new songs are created.

In the current year, the band has taken steps to achieve success. In early 2013, The Freeway Revival continues to build a larger following and steady fan base. Since the band’s relocation to North Carolina, it has finished recording their debut album, which was released in April, 2013. Currently the band continues to work on developing new original material as it works towards creating future albums.

Relocation and album release have also made touring a major priority for the band. In addition the many shows the band has been able to do locally and in neighboring states, The Freeway Revival has recently achieved national touring status. In early 2013 the band booked, planned, and underwent their first national tour. The trip took them many months to plan and about two months to actually complete. In all they played about fifty dates from coast to coast. This tour was done in support of their newly released album, and took them through many major cities and college towns across the country. Through the growing pains of learning, and developing, and touring, these [now] four brothers of soul have worked together to make a path to recognition as a national recording and touring artist.

For The Freeway Revival, it is all about the music, setting goals, and finding ways to achieve them. Lead Vocalist, Adam Clayton, says, "Our live shows portray what we are; we want to be the best we can be." Even as they share in the new successes, The Freeway Revival is still grounded, as a hard-working band, with an intense desire to improve and become a top music & performance attraction and touring act.
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General Info

Band Members
Adam Clayton vox, pianos, Hammond organ guitars, Jonathan Clayton guitars, harmonica, vox, Joey Lee guitars, mandolin, and Cartwright Brandon all drums
Artist Name
The Freeway Revival
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Americana / Rock / Country-Blues

Contact Info

Asheville, NC

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