Starting with a Monday night, ”one-night only”, house band themed jam led by band-leader, Jason “Lefty” Williams, REVIVAL was formed in the Spring of 2010 in Atlanta, GA. This however is not your stereotypical, routine tribute band. The musicians capture the live sound with the same fire and intensity of the early, original line-up of the ABB creatingan unparalleled music experience.
REVIVAL boasts two of the region’s finest touring guitarists, Lefty Williams (Lefty Williams Band, Nothing Simple, Wayside Riders) and Benji Shanks (Captain Soularcat, Last Waltz Ensemble) and features Ron Roper (Tinsley Ellis, early Derek Trucks Band) on keys and vocals, Steve Saunders (Lefty Williams Band, Escape Vehicle) on drums, Preston Holcomb (The Grapes, Wayside Riders) on drums, and Bryan Hall on bass.
Given their individual schedules and workload, it’s easy to assume that REVIVAL only has the chance to play a handful of shows each year. This makes each show special and allows the chemistry of the band to stay fresh and deliver a powerful show. Staying true to the integrity and authenticity of the music, REVIVAL has a full stage setup including two full-size drum sets, professional guitar rigs, a Hammond/Leslie organ combo, and more, making the band the perfect choice for outdoor festivals, summer concert series, corporate events, college and private functions.
This stunning lineup of working musicians are all original artists, songwriters, and band leaders in their own right. Preston is an original founding member of The Grapes who performed with The Black Crowes during their infamous High As The Moon tour. Lefty and Steve are the backbone of the Lefty Williams Band, recording and touring their original music across the eastern United States. Benji Shanks, founding member of Captain Soularcat, and former member of Outformation, can be seen playing guitar with many of the South’s premier artists including Warren Haynes, Luther Dickinson, Ike Stubblefield, and Blackberry Smoke. Ron Roper has toured as piano and organ sideman for many of Georgia’s finest, including Tinsley Ellis, a young Derek Trucks, and Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.) to name a few.