PLAYlist Concert Series: New Reveille w/ Raleigh Rockers
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Breakdance crew Raleigh Rockers – Crew opens for Raleigh Alt-Country band New Reveille. Don’t miss this because there will also be a never-to-be-replicated collaborative number! New Reveille’s sound: Amy Kamm on lead vocals, Daniel Cook on banjo and guitar, George Hage on guitar, Autumn Brand on violin — an Americana lineup so far. But there’s also Kaitlin Grady on cello, adding a classical element, combining with Autumn in mini-orchestral textures and melodies. Cook’s banjo avoids flashy patterns, instead harks back to a pre-bluegrass era. As for the vocals, Kamm dances deftly between artful interpretive solo parts and three-part female harmonies that somehow soar, caress, and electrify all at once.
Then come the songs. Darker textures prevail, mostly in minor modes. Lyrics conjure ominous visions and premonitions. “Hard days are coming, Lord,” is the lament on “Abide,” sung over a stark beat, haunted banjo, and slashing fiddle fills…
Free and open to the public