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River City Revival is from Memphis, and there is no denying it.
Bring your boots and your blue-suede shoes for this band!
Their music is an original fresh sound of Country meets the Blues,roots and undeniably Memphis!
From the hard edged strong guitar and driving music to the earthy and gritty vocals, the musical “experience” of River City Revival begins from the first song to the last.
Pair the musical explosion with honest, poignant and often clever lyrics and it is easy to recognize you are witnessing what every great legendary band is made of. "This is a band that definitely is introducing a unique flavor and delivering it with remarkable talent"! (A/R Nashville).
RCR probably has acquired its unique sound from the amazing range of influences that each member brings to the table. This is especially showcased in the River City Revival original tracks. Missy Shackelford (Lyrics/Lead Vocals/("Spoons"), calls her Original songs, "Poetry for Hippies and Hillbillies..."
"Melissa (Missy) has a clever way of making "little" of her quite grand and intellectual interpretation of life, all with an accent and smile-delivered humbly and usually with enormous humor. One of a kind." (Gordon Elliot, Television Personality and International Speaker).
Their freshman album showcases this variety nicely; with songs that represent almost every genre of music from Blue-Grass to Blues, from Rock to Jazz and amazingly NEVER compromises but complements the sound that is so notably “River City Revival”.
This band has kicked open a door for an innovative and exciting new sound. Some have said will most definitely “introduce a new variety of musical relevance, which is fresh and interesting- and exceptionally entertaining”.