Montana Public Radio

The Dustbowl Revival Sounds Like An 'All-American Sonic Safari'

Jan 10, 2019

In 2007, Zach Lupetin posted a Craigslist ad in search of fellow Angelitos who loved playing brass and string band music. With trumpet and trombone, mandolin and fiddle, wah-wah pedals and bull fiddle, The Dustbowl Revival's sound melds the Great Depression with the Great Recession, the Stax catalog with the post-fire streets of Chicago. Join host John Floridis in conversation with The Dustbowl Revival founder, Zach Lupetin.

"The group is like a band of time-hopping vagabonds swirling through the centuries picking up and passing along tunes that make you want to swing, stomp and reel." - Santa Cruz Weekly

(Broadcast: "Musician's Spotlight,"  1/10/19 and 5/23/19. Listen on the radio Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., or via podcast.)