The Empty Pockets & The Dirty Soul Revival

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The Empty Pockets (ROOTS/INDIEBILLY)

Quirky and charismatic, The Empty Pockets craft rootsy, often-cerebral and always-catchy Americana rock ‘n roll with a smack of Texas saloon and a taste of Motown soul.

It was a scorching Chicago summer in 2006 when long-time friends Josh Solomon, Danny Rosenthal and Nate Bellon officially became a band. After recording their first original demo, the boys starred in a 2007 theatrical production of the Buddy Holly Story which served as a showcase for the new group. The band attracted the attention of local morning show personality Scott Mackay (WLS-FM) and the show’s success lead to a tribute album and critical acclaim in print, along with television and radio appearances. Playing as Buddy Holly and the Crickets each night was a rock and roll roots education that left an indelible mark on The Empty Pockets’ music, focusing their sound on driving rockabilly grooves thick with rhythm and blues, and thoughtful melodies and harmonies in classic pop song structures.

The Dirty Soul Revival (BLUESY SOUTHERN ROCK)

“The Dirty Soul Revival is a Four-piece hard rock and blues outfit hailing from Asheville, NC. Fronting the buck wild band is the razor-sharp slide guitar and nitty gritty vocals of Abe Anderson. They’re a stiff drink of backwoods soul and bayou voodoo, as felt by the thundering percussion of Anderson’s wife, Jenni, bassist Gavin Farmer and saxophonist Dave Blair.” -Garret K. Woodward, Smokey Mountain News

The trio formed in 2014 with the goal of making music that wasn’t bound by genre but just feels good. Combining musical influences from the likes of Hank Williams, Little Feat, Neil Young, Jack White, Blind Willie Johnson, and everything in between while putting their own spin on things. They are currently working on recording an album of original material while working hard on the stage everywhere they can.
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