Statesboro Revue








Statesboro Revue
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If we’re honest, the true weight of any band or artist is chiefly determined by how they translate to us in a live performance setting. Can they breach that intangible border between the stage and the gathered onlookers? Can they slip in like a steady rising state of inebriation, stealing our attention, controlling our emotions and ultimately drawing us into their world? Does their energy continue to vibrate within us well after the last chords have been played and our daily life comes to reclaim us? These are probably some of the questions one writer from Rolling Stone Magazine had running through his head before he proclaimed The Statesboro Revue as one of the highlights of the 2009 South by Southwest Conference and Festival. The Statesboro Revue goes back to 2008, but the evolving vision of front man and primary songwriter Stewart Mann goes back much further. It’s a journey down many roads from Texas to Tennessee to California and back, all in a search for that perfect, unspoiled place for his music to grow roots. Year after year in city after city, it became clear that those roots had taken hold on stage and from there grew into a groove oriented, old school rock and roll band, the likes of which have not been seen in quite some time.

Never being afraid to aim high, The Statesboro Revue released their debut album DIFFERENT KIND OF LIGHT produced by GRAMMY Award-Winning David Z (Prince, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Govt Mule) in 2009. Hitting the Texas Music Chart with two Top 20 singles, the blues rock effort quickly drew a dedicated fan base to their stages, but was just a prelude to the tour de force that is their brand new album RAMBLE ON PRIVILAGE CREEK, which was released in April, 2013. Described by Mann as earthier with catchier hooks, this new music is pure living energy that winds through light and lofty atmospheres down through the depths of sweet Celtic miseries and over to angry growls through clenched teeth…all without ever losing that gypsy pulsation that is the very definition of rock and roll. “This album is extremely broad in subject matter and style, in musicality and production, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve always strived to create a sound that doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel; merely merge the little idiosyncrasies of all my influences and shape them in a manner that might someday be looked upon as my own unique sound. I think this record is as close as I have ever been to accomplishing that goal.”

Reminiscent of singers from decades past, Stewart Mann’s soulful voice is both evident and familiar. His seasoned timbre is well- worn, but polished enough to have landed him the starring role in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story that opened at the historic Cameo Theatre in San Antonio, Texas last year. Joining Stewart is younger brother Garrett Mann, the lead guitar player who holds down the fort then lets loose when the song calls for it. On bass guitar is Musicians Institute alumnus Ben Bradshaw, providing backbone and foundation, all while mixing in melodic leads and runs that only a player of his experience can muster. Drummer Kris Schoen’s ability to both drive the tunes and lay down a lazy snare for the slow groove furthers the dancing frenzy that ensues at a Statesboro Revue show. The all-star list of shared stages more than hints that this all-inclusive working band is truly worth their weight. The Statesboro Revue has played with the Los Lonely Boys, The Wailers, the Allman Brothers Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Whiskey Myers, Dirty River Boys, Willie Nelson, Charlie Robison, Ryan Bingham, Reckless Kelly, Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, Bob Schneider, War, Arrested Development, Eli Young Band, Marshall Tucker Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Will Hoge.

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Average Rating : 4.8              Total Reviews: 151


Statesboro Revue  01/18/2011            
JohnsonKeene
Saw these fine gents in Steamboat and yeah they pretty much rock..they're somewhere between old school rock/southern rock and texas country mixed with some bluesy/soul. Great songs, great show! They need some merch on here though, I cant find their album anywhere. Gruene Hall on the 26th I hear, I'll be there!
Statesboro Revue  10/25/2010            
'12iswhereitsat
Saw these guys play with Whiskey Myers last night in Stephenville and they're flat out, hands down, my new favorite band. I wish they couldve played longer but I'll definitely be seeing them many times over...love the soulfulness, singing, guitar playing, and the SONGS...OMG! Come back to the ville quick!
Statesboro Revue  06/01/2010            
classylassie
Saw this band tonight at Gruene Hall and I had no idea who they were when I walked and when I walked out they were my new favorite band! I bought the cd and it's fantastic, probably stay up all night listenin to those sweet, soulful, blues rockin songs. Can't believe I never heard of yall before now, I've been missin out. Everyone should buy this record and see them live!
Statesboro Revue  05/14/2010            
reddirtdude
These guys are really good, saw them at Gruene Hall with Marshall Tucker a couple weeks back and their songs are great and the singer and guitar player were bad a**. Their style reminds me of some old school southern rock but not like what most people call southern rock these days, they actually pull it off. Very soulful, rockin stuff, keep it up and I'll keep jammin the new album!
Statesboro Revue  05/14/2010            
reddirtdude
These guys are really good, saw them at Gruene Hall with Marshall Tucker a couple weeks back and their songs are great and the singer and guitar player were bad a**. Their style reminds me of some old school southern rock but not like what most people call southern rock these days, they actually pull it off. Very soulful, rockin stuff, keep it up and I'll keep jammin the new album!
Statesboro Revue  05/03/2010            
Longhornkillah
Saw these dudes at the backyard and their groove-tastic brand of rock n soul had me moving the whole time! Can't believe you guys are from Austin and I've never heard of you...the whole town needs to know of asap cuz yall bad. See ya very soon gentleman, and keep bringing that rock n blues soulfuliciousness
Statesboro Revue  04/23/2010            
wintertexan
Great! Great! Great! Saw these guys last night with Jonathan Tyler at Antones and I have to say I'm beyond impressed..such energy and soul, with great songs and great musicianship. They took me back to 1972 for an hour and I loved every minute of it. Bought an album and it's superb. Best of luck fellas
Statesboro Revue  04/08/2010            
tubinfool14
Saw them at Gruene Hall last night and they rocked my socks! Very old school sounding style, perfect blend of faster rockin tunes with some slower bluesy stuff. Will def be seeing yall again soon! Very impressive!
Statesboro Revue  03/13/2010            
bettyboop34
These guys are hot and they rock! Love the album, top to bottom...from country to rock to blues, you guys do it all SO well! I bought it at yall's show last week in Austin and I've listened to each song like 100 times since then. I have to say though, your live show isnt done justice by the cd(despite being very good)..but the live show is where it's at, high energy rock n roll at its finest. See you cuties soon
Statesboro Revue  02/16/2010            
jbales1
These dudes are the real deal, with every element needed to make it to the top of this tx scene as well as national scene. Great songs,musicians,singer,and showmanship. This is the best thing to come out of tx in a while, come back to Missouri quick!! Love the album!
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