Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Revival Tour
Punk has a long history of interest in folk music, dating back to Joe Strummer’s pre-Clash worship of Woody Guthrie. In an age where the late Johnny Cash has been re-imagined as a punk godfather and when younger punk artists are increasingly returning to their populist roots, there’s been a broader, renewed interest in DIY, Guthrie-styled folk. Organized by Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan, the annual Revival Tour is a collaborative bill featuring singer-songwriters who are all somehow rooted in punk but share his love of Americana. This year’s lineup features Ragan, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, The Loved Ones’ Dave Hause, Rocky Votolato and Jenny O.