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Rio and the Rockabilly Revival

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival

Americana / Roots Rock /Americana / Neu Rockabilly Royal Oak, MI  US

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  • Sat

    Feb 27

    Detroit, MI, US | 1:00pm

    Discount tickets available at O'Reilly Auto Parts RRR Goes on at 1pm. More details to come!

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  • Sat

    Mar 5

    Green Bay, WI, US | 8:00pm

    Vintage car themed bar. Free live show featuring Rio and the Rockabilly Revival and a special guest.

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  • Thu

    Mar 24

    Kalamazoo, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Details are still in the works. Date is being held for a special event in Kalamazoo!

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  • Fri

    Apr 15

    Grand Rapids, MI, US | 8:00pm

    $7 Rio and the Rockabilly Revival come to Grand Rapids's Tip Top Deluxe for a hot night of Detroit-fueled Roots Rock and Soul, to play along side homtown favorites Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL Like a whiskey-soaked Southern revival tent, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival serves up spitfire Americana Roots Rock and Soul where angels fall and sinners are welcome. Make no mistake, this is not your daddy’s Doo-Wop. It’s pure Rock & Roll with all the sin, sweat and swagger allowed by law. The Revival draws heavily from the genres that came together in the early 50’s to form what would be first known as Rockabilly, and later as Rock and Roll: Jump Blues, Gospel, Hillbilly Swing and Rhythm and Blues. Blending these old school sounds with a fresh, modern, aesthetic has proven to be a winning combination for Rio and the Rockabilly Revival, appealing to traditional purists and modern music lovers alike. “Then Scafone’s on stage, twisting, gyrating and owning every inch like some sort of possessed evangelical-satanic dervish. It’s at once nostalgic performance art, killer show band and a rock ‘n roll wonder.” --Brett Callwood, MetroTimes “On a 100 degree Sunday afternoon … Her raven hair was set off by a bosom glistening with sweat like a Gypsy woman ragged on crank, and when she kicked off her number “Save My Soul.” I must report that despite the pervasive swelter, goosebumps raised on both my arms, and a chill shot up and down my spine. (…) Rio Scafone is a firebrand, a hell-spitting minx whose core, however, is hope and salvation. And, frankly, enough earthy sex appeal to move tectonic plates..” --Tom Stevens, MetroVibe “Rio is the genuine article (…) as is her claim to rockabilly heritage. The niece of Rockabilly legend and pioneer Jack Scott, she is steeped in the traditions of the genre. However, Rio brings not only the music, but an entire performance. A veteran actress of both motion picture and television, she is a consummate entertainer to the core. (…) The show is both traditional and contemporary, authentic, but definitely not “old fashioned.” The brilliant usage of traditional Southern Gospel [themes] combined with roots rock and soul produce an experience that is not to be missed.” --Gary McFarland, National Rock Review DELILAH DEWYLDE AND THE LOST BOYS A long time ago, at the dawn of the Atomic Age, a succession of no-good punks and ill-mannered teenagers took the best of American roots music — hard-partying honky tonk country, searing gutbucket blues and lonesome hillbilly twang — and distilled it into a potent moonshine known as rockabilly. This combustible formula, passed down through the generations, forms the heart of the revved-up stylings of Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys. Mixing their own self-penned songs with vintage country/honky tonk hits, rockabilly favorites, and surf gems by such artists as Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Buck Owens, Gene Vincent, and Dick Dale, Delilah and the Lost Boys come out on stage looking and sounding like a step back in time. Dressed to the nines in the tradition of pre-color television, the band thrilled audiences across the Midwest with its spirited performances. Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys got its start in 2005. Just like rockabilly originators Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and Carl Perkins, this Michigan trio cut its teeth on steel-guitar driven country in the style popularized by Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce. But the draw of the big beat was irresistible, and over time the band’s approach has become sharper and tighter. Not self-consciously retro, Delilah and the Lost Boys remain committed to hand-crafted American music that stands at the crossroads of creativity and craftsmanship, liberally drawing from hony tonk country, rockabilly and surf music

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  • Thu

    Apr 21

    Detroit, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Details for this show are still in the works! As soon as they're confirmed, they will be published.

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  • Santa Skipped My House by Rio and the Rockabilly Revival avail on iTunes!  Watch for video 12/24!

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Sounds Like: Little Richard, P!nk, Big Mama Thornton, Brian Setzer, James Brown

Manager: Marie Scott-Wagner, Marie Scott Management, LLC Tel: +1.248.658.8399 E: MarieScottMgmt@gmail.com

Bio: Front woman Rio Scafone is a living contradiction. She is both Rock ‘N Roll angel and brimstone incarnate; the preacher’s daughter and raven-haired pin-up. Hopeless romantic meets Bettie-Page-on-a-rampage. She storms the stage with a pure audacity that critics have described as “exhilarating” and...See Full Bio

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Rio Scafone

Vocals

Junebug Harris

Bass

Yana Levovna

Vocals

Kelly Bevez

Vocals

Renee Turner

Vocals

Jimmy Alter

Guitar

Charlie Bongo

Drums

Eric Schabo

Saxophone

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