Turning out an irresistible amalgam of rock, brass, and soul, the seed of The Revivalists was planted during jam sessions at Tipitina's Sunday Music Workshops, where drummer Andrew Campanelli and guitarist Zack Feinberg first met. The band found its frontman by pure luck when Feinberg heard David Shaw singing on his Birch Street porch. Fueling the rhythm section, Campanelli's college friend, George Gekas, became the bassist. Feinberg later invited saxophonist Rob Ingraham, the two realizing their incontestable dynamic while taking music classes at Tulane University. After a fortuitous meeting at French Quarter Fest, Ed Williams joined on the pedal steel guitar. The newest addition to The Revivalists' cross-generational rocking goodness comes from multi-instrumentalist Michael Girardot. Having played sporadically with the band since 2009, he has grown into an integral part of their live show.
With a self-titled debut EP named as an "Editor's Pick" on CDBaby.com, their follow-up Vital Signs, scored the band "Top-Selling American Rock Album." 150 live shows succeeded in 2011, with their music finding placements on MTV, Paste Magazine's Music Sampler, and on American Airlines flights.
In March 2012 City of Sound was released at two CD Release Parties - one in their hometown of New Orleans, followed by a second sold-out performance in Pensacola. A record touted as an "energetic, down and dirty" studio masterpiece and produced by Ben Ellman (Galactic, Trombone Shorty), it has received airplay across the country and has kept music reviewers talking. During their always-aggressive touring schedule, the band has played alongside Gov't Mule, Tea Leaf Green, and Galactic - and headlined the famous Brooklyn Bowl, packing 750 fans. Impressively, the tour dates persist in 2013.