Folk Soul Revival (from the album Folk Soul Revival available on )
Life in south stages the stories of Folk Soul Revival on their recent self-titled release. Formed in Virginia, Folk Soul Revival feel the joy of the life they have chosen in “Small Town”, offer a last call slow dance with “Buck Up”, welcome “Workin’ Man’ on a mighty bass and drum beat, chicken pick out guitar notes to back love note darts in “Honey Do”, and make a list of likes on “Other Side”.
The pleasure the characters embrace in the songs of Folk Soul Revival are not simple, they are har-won breaks as the tales look at the dim light of a coming weekend as a beacon calling men and women out of a long work week in blue-collar jobs. Folk Soul Revival makes use of string swells and chopped guitar chords to soak up the sad in “Broken” as it offers a hand for a life time of spins in “Dance with Me”. Road tested, Folk Soul Revival find returning home a goal that begins with the first steps away, the band feeling Bristol both safe spot and muse. Songwriting frontman Daniel Davis feels that the collection of songs on the album ‘are stories of home. We're all backwoods country people who grew up in this area, listening to bluegrass and country. That's where we come from, and that's where this album comes from, too’. A one-on-one goodbye is whispered in “Lie to Me” while Folk Soul Revival fall in line behind a marching beat to spread the good word for bad days with “That’s Life” as they close out the album with a version of Little Feat’s “Willin’”.
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