As the Downtown Dayton Revival Festival approaches, we here at Dayton Most Metro are highlighting all the bands that will be bringing music to the masses. Here are four more acts that will be performing.
From the pleasant city of Yellow Springs, Wheels are ready to give the crowd an incredible show. Recently, the band released their second album, Big Feeling. To help fund the equipment needed to self-record all of their own albums, including their newest one, Wheels decided to call upon the help of their fans and others and set up a Kickstarter account. The band set a goal of $3,000 to help pay for several studio equipment, which included microphones, software, and computers.
Their seasoned sound is a collection of different styles-classic rock and roll, with folk and bluegrass influences. Their love for Ohio comes alive in some of their songs. The most common thing you hear about this quintet is that the fact they are so young. Don’t let this fool you. Wheels bring a style and sound that is well beyond their years.
Red Wanting Blue
Columbus, Ohio brings us the alternative rock band Red Wanting Blue. The band has been touring for over a decade now, gaining fans one by one throughout the United States. Red Wanting Blue take pride in letting it be known that will do what it takes to make fans in every stop. In return, Red Wanting Blue is emerging as one of the top indie bands in the county.
The bands lyrics tell stories of being on the road, the people that meet while remembering where they have come from. The band’s sound bursts at the seams with passion, which gives theirstage show one that keeps people engrossed from start to finish.
Early this year, Red Wanting Blue released their 9th album, From The Vanishing Point. According to the band’s website, the album ‘sheds some of Red Wanting Blue’s small-town sensibilities as it evolves into the world-class rock n’ roll outfit that audiences have believed in for years and marks an official move to the national stage for a band that will always remember where it’s from’.
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
In the western parts of Massachusetts in 2003, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers were formed. Kellogg and the Sixers have an unashamed way about them and their music has given them a rabid fan base. With a roaring sound of rock, coupled with folk and country flavor, the band’s lyrics are about their lives, and the world around them. They sing about their relationships, past and present. They sing about wisdom given to from family. It gives you a very intimate feel, and just connects you with the group even more.
Gift Horse is the latest work from Kellogg and the Sixers, and it will be the last album for a while. The band posted on their website back in July that at the end of the year, they will be going on hiatus. The reason for the planned break, according to the band, is that band needs to ‘explore other facets of life’. In the meantime, the band plans on bringing their wild stage show to the Dayton festival.
Kristy Lee is one of the few female acts taking the stage during the two day festival. From her home in Alabama, Lee will be bringing a rawness that will no doubt leave people with their mouths wide open. Her vocals are rich with that trademark Southern soul sound. Lee’s lyrics are filled with heartbreak and anger. However, with the pain of losing love, the healing is the bond that forms with the crowd, singing along with her. Raise The Dead, Lee’s recent album, talks about starting all over again, and finding your way.
See all of our Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival Band Spotlights
- Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival Band Spotlight – Volume I
- Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival Band Spotlight – Volume 2: Werking Hard On The Duck Farm
- Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival Spotlight – Volume 3: Shake! Shake! Shake! with Bronze Radio Return
- Downtown Dayton Revival Festival Band Spotlight Volume 4
- Downtown Dayton Revival Festival Band Spotlight Volume 5: The Funky Worm Returns
- … more to come…