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Deep Roots Mountain Revival 

It’s official! We’ll be heading to the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop for Deep Roots Mountain Revival!

Come join us… tickets are on sale now at http://www.mountainrevival.com/

Deep Roots Mountain Revival is proud to announce the initial lineup for its second annual music and arts festival happening July 20-22, 2017. Headliners Brandi Carlile and Lettuce will be joined by JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, White Denim, Drake White and the Big Fire, TAUK, The Hip Abduction, Cabinet, Billy Strings and many more. The festival takes place in Masontown, WV on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop providing a picturesque setting for three-days of camping, dancing and relaxing with friends. Patrons will be treated to top-tier Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Jam music with regional visual artists, craft vendors and family-friendly activities. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below. More artists including an additional headliner will be announced soon.

Winter 2017 Tour Dates - Part 1 

Rock Band of the Year: Dead 27s  

Thank You to Everybody who voted Dead 27s 2016 Charleston City Paper "Charleston Music Awards" Rock Band of the Year!

"By this point, it's safe to say that the people of Charleston like the Dead 27s (see the 2014 CPMAs, when the band took home four accolades), and it's easy to see why when you have a song like "What a Waste." It's just plain fun to listen to. Its winding guitar lines are always on the edge of dueling and complementing each other — often doing both thanks to guitarists Wallace Mullinax and Will Evans. "We wanted to feature harmony guitars acting like a horn section over a funk-rock pulse," says Mullinax. Drummer Daniel Crider contributes an exciting atmosphere with his smooth drum intro, which he says was a "busier play" on "When the Levee Breaks," before punching into the forefront with an energetic cowbell beat. Bass player Oliver Goldstein holds down the fort nicely while still catching your ear with wah-wah grooves. And all is anchored by Trey Francis' soulful and confident voice. "Lyrically, the song is basically about coming to a point in your life where you feel lost and alone, not knowing which way to turn," says Francis. If that's true, alienation and confusion has never been this much of a good time. 

Guitarist of the Year: 
Wallace Mullinax, Dead 27s 

Song of the Year: 
"What A Waste," Dead 27s 

The MVP of this song, though, is the climactic bridge. "It took about half a day to work out the bridge, which has ended up being one of my favorite parts of the album," Francis says. 

The Steve Miller-esque verse and the blue-eyed soul chorus stack on top of each other, leading to a soul-funk breakdown where the guitars and drums go to war, and we're the winners. Bill Withers would be proud. "This was our first attempt at group writing without an initial idea," says Mullinax. "This song was pulled out of thin air." 

Crider adds, "Will told me to record it. Then we took it to the writing session, and it just snowballed from there." 

When the Dead 27s aren't snagging awards, the guys can be found touring around the East Coast and beyond. Currently, the band is on the road in support of their new album, Ghosts are Calling Out. So far they've hit New York, New Orleans, Nashville, Washington D.C., Key West, and everywhere in between. Judging by the present and near future, the Dead 27s are more alive than ever."

Live & Listen's 'Bands You Should Know': Dead 27s 

Live & Listen's 'Bands You Should Know': Dead 27s
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Live & Listen is pleased to continue a brand new weekly feature known as Bands You Should Know.  This new concept will highlight a different band each Friday with an interview, general background information, current happenings, as well as videos and audio from each band.  After nearly two years of various interviews and artist spotlights, we feel that installing a consistent weekly feature is the perfect move as we progress forward. 

For our fourth edition of Bands You Should Know, we sat down with Trey Francis (vocals) and Will Evans(guitar/synth/hamony vocals) of Dead 27s, an incredibly soulful five-piece out of Charleston, South Carolina.  Since their formation in 2012, Dead 27s have racked up a total of six Charleston Music Awards, including Rock Band of the Year, Song of the Year for "Don't Comfort Me," Album of the Yearfor "Chase Your Devils Down," Guitarist of the Year for Wallace Mullinax (3rd straight year), Drummer of the Year for Daniel Crider, and Bassist of the Year for Oliver Goldstein.  Dead 27s blends an incredibly warm, soulful vibe with honest Southern Rock roots, and we look forward to watching this band continue to flourish for years to come. 

Dead 27s is Trey Francis (vocals), Wallace Mullinax (guitar, harmony vocals), Will Evans (guitar, synth, harmony vocals), Oliver Goldstein (bass), Daniel Crider (drums, harmony vocals) 

Here we are in the summer of 2016, and Dead 27s is now in it's fourth official year of existence. How much experience did you guys have playing together before the band became official?  What led to the band's official formation? 

Trey: The level of experience playing together kind of varies across the board.  Oliver (Goldstein) and Wallace (Mullinax) played together for years with different projects. Daniel (Crider) played with the two of them on a few things. Will and Wallace...y'all met at Carolina, right? 

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