Vocal and Musical Roots Powerhouse
The American Roots Revue works from the core of America’s richest musical traditions of First Nation, gospel, blues, folk, rock and R&B. It reinvents itself with every new line up and every exciting, new performance at each stop it makes along the road.
The show is produced by award-winning singer-songwriter, Smithsonian Records recording artist and community builder Larry Long. It boasts the artistic range to salute iconic America music heroes like Pete Seeger on what would have been his 95th birthday with a cavalcade of talent. And the poetic license to present artists in unique combinations with each other: It’s not unusual to see internationally known blues singer and writer Guy Davis with best-selling rockers like Dave Pirner from Soul Asylum, and rising pop star Chastity Brown with A Prairie Home Companion’s favorite chanteuse, Prudence Johnson, all backed by a superlative band.
This revealing musical chimera also boasts as an anchor artist — the “Pavarotti of Gospel” Robert Robinson — whose soulful vocals inspire and engage every audience he meets — and every artist with whom he shares the American Roots Revue stage.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“…abundant talent” – Star Tribune Larry Long: A Troubadour for Social Justice, Star Tribune, 4/24/14