The Last Revel

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The Last Revel

Nate & Brian's Old-Time Variety Show, Travis Knapp

Fri · April 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Haunt

Ithaca, NY

$10.00 - $13.00

Tickets at the Door

This talented trio from Minneapolis blends folk, rockabilly, old time string-band, and rock to create rich and textured modern music with a tip of the hat to the storied history of American folk music.

The Last Revel
The Last Revel
From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless.

The Last Revel trio utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver “Bombastic live performances", as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads.

Having released their third album Hazard & Fate in April of 2017, The Last Revel further demonstrates their ability to create rich and delicately textured recorded material with a modern “tip of the hat” to the storied history of American folk music.
Nate & Brian's Old-Time Variety Show
Nate & Brian's Old-Time Variety Show
Folksinger, Juggler, and Grifter Nate "the Great" Marshall joins forces with banjo wizard and old-time famous fiddler Brian Vollmer. Their unique show features expert juggling of hats, rings, and balls to live banjo music, original folk songs and fiddle tunes, the grandest sing-alongs, lucky (unlucky) volunteers from the audience, a guitar on Nate's face, and a hat spinning atop a fiddle bow. Great for listening rooms, small theater stages, family audiences, pubs, schools, house concerts; you name it, they'll make it a fine ol'-time.
A larger cast of Central-NY circus artists (Nate is an artist-in-residence at Ithaca, NY circus school, Circus Culture) and folk musicians (Brian and Nate play/have played with many Northeast folk bands) can be added to the show for larger stages/events.
Travis Knapp
Travis Knapp
After studying at the Conservatory of Music at Ithaca College, where he accompanied singers and performed with Ithacappella, Travis was awarded the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship in 2008 (for the song “Before You Go” on the album Bright New Way [2013]). That award was used to take permaculture classes and launch the market garden and sprouting company “Dancing Turtle.” With his feet now wet in the world of plants, he dove back into making music. In 2011 he toured the Northeast and Northwest with an acoustic avant-folk duo. In the fall of 2013 he traveled the Northeast and Southern Appalachia by bicycle to promote his first full-length album, “Bright New Way.” Winter of 2014 was also spent on the bicycle, touring the San Francisco Bay area. For 4 years, he served as vegetable gardener and musician-in-residence at the Body Mind Retreats (also home to the Ithaca Zen Center and Sufi Whirling Dervish Center).
Travis practices permaculture, wild crafting, and regenerative agriculture, while he continues to explore music as an important form of sound healing and education. He can be found ringmastering and playing music for Ithaca’s circus events at Circus Culture. As half of the community education duo “Rot’n’Roll,” he writes and performs composting and ecology songs, including “Raw Veggies and Greens” from the Grammy-nominated album “Food for Thought.” He also performs and facilitates workshops with the Honey Child Soul Quintet, which is led by Elisa Sciscioli. Live performances of electronic dance remixes of his songs by Astro Hawk (conscious dance music producer) have been getting people dancing, from NY to NC. The folk quartet The Honeybees (w/Nate Marshall, Angie Beeler, and Leon Arguello) emerged out of bi-weekly gatherings at the Kava Lounge in Ithaca. Travis sings locally and across the country at festivals, farms, markets, gardens, schools, houses, cafes, tea lounges, bars, churches, circuses, sidewalks, TV and radio stations, yoga schools, hiking trails, weddings, funerals, showers, wineries, book talks, ecovillages, and art centers – spreading his positive music and ideas wherever they find fertile ground – in hopes of inspiring folks to live honestly and joyfully!
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://thehaunt.com/