Bonnaroo Artist | Jamestown Revival
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBD
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands are some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
Childhood friends Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance grew up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia, and their childhood (like many Tennesseans) was spent largely wandering in the outdoors. Like many music-influenced Nashville families, evenings were spent flipping through records, devouring the essence of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn and others that would provide the backbone for their own musical project. Now past adolescence, Clay and Chance moved to Austin, where Jamestown Revival was born, and subsequently moved to Los Angeles where Jamestown Revival now resides.
The blend of all those influences gives Jamestown Revival a folky, almost alt-country vibe that would fit as perfectly in a festival afternoon as it would on a lazy Texas summer day. In support of their debut EP California, the band is already touring with a string of sold out dates this summer, and just got their first nod on network television from Conan. They’ll also get their first taste of Bonnaroo this summer, and are highly recommended for those of you that revel in the alt-country sphere… or just need to take a load off and enjoy some quality tunes.
LISTEN | “Fur Coat Blues”
WATCH | “California (Cast Iron Soul)”