Dangermuffin with The Freeway Revival
Heritage—it’s more than a place on the map. In their sixth and most purposeful album to date, Dangermuffin’s Heritage takes listeners on an eight-song exploration to the roots of human knowledge, before spirituality became “organized.”
Where are we really from? Through “Ancient Family” to “One Last Swim,” we meet the seeker of truth, looking for wisdom from our prediluvian ancestors. Water and the ocean serve as repeated metaphors in a storyline of healing through spiritual awareness.
Recorded, in part, at the Unitarian Church in Charleston, a National Historic Landmark where congregations have sought truth with open hearts and minds since its founding in 1772, the album’s inception and creation echo its motives and message. Heritage is about getting to the shared roots of humanity, and following that all the way out to the branches where the forbidden fruit—the muffin, sweet and simple—begs to be plucked and consumed. But don’t take a bite without an open heart.
What’s in a name? Sometimes nothing, and sometimes everything. In the case of The Freeway Revival, the latter certainly seems to ring true. Theirs is music that was born from the energy and the spirit that comes from a life spent on the road, and the packed tour schedule they have maintained since their inception has strengthened their sound- a healthy mix of guitar driven soul and rock n roll with a flare of psychedelic, complimented by four part vocal harmonies.
After releasing an introductory self-titled EP in 2016, logging numerous tour dates including appearances at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam By Day and the Asheville Mountain Sports Festival, The Freeway Revival now releases their debut full length album “REVOLUTION ROAD”
“A well-written, superbly played collection, the album displays the group’s distinctive character… Listeners who appreciated Delaney & Bonnie in the ’70s — or who enjoy the Tedeschi Trucks Band today — will find a similarly eclectic and soulful mindset at work in the music of The Freeway Revival… If Spin Doctors had written less gimmicky tunes with stronger melodies back in the ’90s, they might have sounded a bit like The Freeway Revival… Armed with its unique set of assets, The Freeway Revival seems poised for wider recognition.”
– Bill Kopp – music journalist, historian, author
“As one listens to Asheville-based The Freeway Revival.. you’re gonna hear a little bit of everything we’ve grown up with–the Allmans, Garcia-era Dead, Dylan, on up thru the likes of Gov’t Mule, the CRB, and Tedeschi-Trucks on today’s scene. We don’t want to call them “Southern rock,” because, although they have Southern roots, this music is much, much more… Their incredible musicianship, collaborative songwriting and spot-on harmony arrangements make this set special.”
– Sheryl and Don Crow – Nashville Blues Society
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