Every once in awhile a band comes along with a name that genuinely describes their sound. Austin’s Jamestown Revival is one of those bands. Named after one of the earliest colonies in North America, Jamestown Revival breathes new life into traditional folk, bluegrass, and country music. Originally comprised of primary singers/songwriters Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay, high school friends from Magnolia, Texas, the duo added several members over the past couple of years to expand their sound. While the band may have gotten bigger, their songwriting still focuses on daily life, love, and loss, often with distinctly American motifs, like their songs “Company Man” and “American Dream”. This may sound like a recipe for some stale country rock, but in the hands of Jamestown Revival the familiar becomes fresh and their killer harmonies have you singing along after the very first listen.
Listen to Jamestown Revival caught live in Studio 1A in the player below and be sure to check them out at Emo’s on November, 4th.