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EDITORS’ NOTES

You may have heard The Revelers’ music without knowing it. They appeared on the 2011 season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and were featured musicians on the third and fourth seasons of David Simon’s HBO series Treme. Consisting of founding members of The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, The Revelers are considered a Louisiana supergroup; they combine elements of Cajun, country, blues, zydeco, and "swamp-pop." On this EP, they tear through the classics, informing them with a sense of each band member’s musical past. They’d learned “Let the Good Times Roll” from zydeco king Clifton Chenier and use an arrangement they’d heard on Bobby Bland’s version. “Grow Too Old,” written by the late Bobby Charles, is given a treatment they’d learned from Tommy McClain. “Lonely Room,” written by Jerry LaCroix (singer and tenor sax man for The Boogie Kings) benefits from the help of Rosie Newton filling out the string section. The popular soul instrumental “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (via Jimmy Smith and James Brown) shows off the group's newest addition, saxophonist Chris Miller. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

You may have heard The Revelers’ music without knowing it. They appeared on the 2011 season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and were featured musicians on the third and fourth seasons of David Simon’s HBO series Treme. Consisting of founding members of The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, The Revelers are considered a Louisiana supergroup; they combine elements of Cajun, country, blues, zydeco, and "swamp-pop." On this EP, they tear through the classics, informing them with a sense of each band member’s musical past. They’d learned “Let the Good Times Roll” from zydeco king Clifton Chenier and use an arrangement they’d heard on Bobby Bland’s version. “Grow Too Old,” written by the late Bobby Charles, is given a treatment they’d learned from Tommy McClain. “Lonely Room,” written by Jerry LaCroix (singer and tenor sax man for The Boogie Kings) benefits from the help of Rosie Newton filling out the string section. The popular soul instrumental “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (via Jimmy Smith and James Brown) shows off the group's newest addition, saxophonist Chris Miller. 

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