Featuring Bobby Thompson
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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Revelator Hill
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Story behind your band/artist name: Deep fans of blues artists like Son House, and the word 'revelator' kept coming up in our lyrical sketches, so we decided to go from there, but we needed another word. Driving through Virginia (our home state) we see many hills, and we thought, that's the blues. The ups and down, the valleys, the glory, and it all fits together in the name.
Band Members: Bobby (vocals, guitar), Seth (bass, vocals), Gary (drums, vocals)
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Virginia, and Northern Virginia
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Bobby Thompson, of Revelator Hill, got off the road in April, following a year-long tour supporting ‘Atlantic Detour’ and ‘Live By The Creek.’ After returning home, he dove into the only thing he knows and started writing right away. After uploading an acoustic version of ‘My Everything’ to YouTube, with great fan response, he went into the studio in May with Revelator Hill, and cut the tune. It mixes the elements of his singer-songwriter mentality with a funky groove.
“We tracked this during Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and I saw on social media that some of my friends were down there. I was wearing my favorite Tipitina’s shirt that day in the studio, so the vibe felt right. We made it funky, and it worked. We added congas and some extra slide guitar, and that was it. Live vocals. Enjoy!” says Bobby.
‘My Everything’ was recorded at Area 51 Studios in College Park MD, with Tommy Lepson engineering. The song was written by Bobby Thompson, produced by Revelator HIll, and mixed by Jim Fox at Lion & Fox Studios in Washington DC. The song features Matt Miller on percussion, along with the traditional Revelator Hill lineup of Bobby Thompson (vocals, slide guitars), Seth Morrissey (bass) and Gary Crockett (drums).
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Virginia based blues-rock band, Revelator Hill (with Ron Holloway) cracks 2018 with an outstanding compilation of blues-rock tunes with a rock edge. Live by the Creek (Root Nine Records) to be released January 26, 2018, chronicles the band’s inspired performance before an audience of two hundred on a hot summer night in 2017.
Masterful guitarist/singer/songwriter, Bobby Thompson, has been a fixture of the Washington D.C. regional music scene for years. In that time, he’s gone from sought after sideman to accomplished band leader. Live By the Creek features tenor saxophonist, Ron Holloway, who is known for his work with Dizzy Gillespie, and as a working member of The Warren Haynes Band. He is often seen as a guest of bands Tedeschi-Trucks and Melvin Seals.
Live By The Creek is a first rate blues-rock album with stellar musicians, including Bobby Thompson on guitar and vocals, Seth Morrissey on bass and vocals, Gary Crockett on drums and vocals and Wes Lanich on keyboards.
Official Website URL: http://www.revelatorhill.com
Facebook Full URL: http://www.facebook.com/revelatorhill
Revelator Hill (Band) - https://itunes.apple.com/kg/artist/revelator-hill/1181736569
Bobby Thompson (Solo Project) - https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bobby-thompson/20976666?app=itunes
Bobby Thompson - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6XycU2djoiut6PI69VeOE1
Twitter Handle: @revelatorhill
Instagram Handle: @revelatorhill
Main Genre: Blues
Other Genres: rock, soul, jam