Monday, May 28, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for a free, all-ages show with front porch Americana band, The Last Revel, and special guests, Adrian+Meredith, part of Navy Pier’s free music and dance series, Live on the Lake!
Front Porch Americana
5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7pm – 8pm
Adrian + Meredith
2pm – 3pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm
From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless.
The Last Revel trio utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver “Bombastic live performances”, as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads.
Having released their third album Hazard & Fate in April of 2017, The Last Revel further demonstrates their ability to create rich and delicately textured recorded material with a modern “tip of the hat” to the storied history of American folk music.
In a city filled with country cowboys and sit-on-a-stool songwriters, Adrian+Meredith make a different sort of roots racket. More Than A Little, their debut record, finds the East Nashville-based duo putting its own spin on Americana music, roughing up the genre’s edges with the rule-breaking spirit of punk, the vintage twang of old-timey folk, the sneer of rock & roll, and even the frenetic bounce of early Swing and Jazz manouche.
Both coincidently from the Detroit area, Adrian was raised on punk-rock in the DIY history of Washington DC, with a carnival barker’s croon and an off-the-wall “clawhammer banjo” approach to the acoustic guitar. Meanwhile, Meredith was Michigan-music native who cut her teeth in the old-time music scene, where she played traditional fiddle and clogged. Since then, the pair’s have been touring relentlessly, swapping harmonies, trading solos, and acting as co-pilots throughout their debut album, and US and UK tours.
“Adrian+Meredith’s music produces a rallying cry from two road warriors who, after more than a dozen combined years in the music business, are too smart to play by the industry’s rules and too enthralled to turn their backs.”
This free, all ages concert is presented as part of Live on the Lake!, Navy Pier’s free summer music series in the Miller Lite Beer Garden.