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 : 0              Total Reviews: 151

Statesboro Revue  01/17/2007            
robert santini
Not only is stewart Mann's presence contagious off the stage, he can definately bring life to any stage he sings on! it was a pleasure to see stewart lite up a stage whenever he got a chance to. Texas is lucky to have this artist bringing his show to a town near you! can't wait to you play out in cali Stewart, you have some eager fans waiting to hear you rock the california scene
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
Stewart- You rock. Los Angeles will miss you. Been listening to your CD, it's great. I know I will be hearing more from you and I will be able to say that I interviewed that guy 3 times! Keep sharing your beautiful soul and sound with the world because we need someone just like you. All the best!
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
I love your voice, and the look, and I can't get over how sweet you are! I wish there were more people out there, with your heart. You seem to a strong grip on the important things in life Stewart, and that my friend will take you far! I know one thing for sure...I'm going to tell everybody I know about you!
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
You Rock Stew!! You are such a great guy. Your music is amazing! So happy to have been your friend while you were in Cali! I will always remember when you sang Sweet Home Alabama at Guys!! I look forward to following your success. Much Love Aleah
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
big Mack
What can I say about Stew...Great Music!! He has his unique sound, nobody sounds quite as good as he does. Love his music..even his first CD...Glad he is doing the solo thing again. Keep Rockin it Stewart!!!
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
All I can say is thank you and congratulations on a great cd. You can definitely add me to the fan list.
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
babyblueyes now secret desire...Pa
Where do I begin? Stewart is amazing in so many ways! His music is only one of them. I bought his cd a few months ago and I love every song on it!! He has so many different types of songs from slow to get up and dance your butt off!!Each song telling a story of some type.He is also VERY handsome! I am still trying to get a date! hehe! One thing about Stewart is that he is very personable(I hope I said that right)what I mean is he takes the time to personally send comments and messages to his fans which is one thing that led me to his page to begin with. Last week he saw something on my page that disturbed him and instead of doing what most "stars"(yes to me he is already a star) would have done which is not bothered, he took the time to message me and ask if I was ok and even offered to bring his sexy ass kickin butt to Pennsylvania and help me! I really wanted him to come!! OHHHH!!! His outlook on jeans..too funny!! I just love everything about him!! From his music to his kind heart to his sexy,sexy body!! When he comes to Hershey, Pa I am hoping he will get me backstage now that I am single again!!{wink} The easiest way to describe Stewart is TOTALLY AMAZING!!! Love ya Stewart!!!
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
Stewart Mann has a sound all his own. Sweet story tellin' tunes and then he'll get ya with a fast upbeat song that will make ya dance! This is just the beginning for the awesome, awesome artist. His album will have you doubt about it. Stewart (dah) Mann~!
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
Hollywood Influence
Mann Oh Mann! With his own upbeat country southern/rock, Mann captivates and steals the hearts of his fans, capturing what country is all about; living it up and not holding back. Aside from a great lyrical voice and creative writtings, his model good looks should get this faithful musician where he deserves to go, up, up and up...
Statesboro Revue  01/16/2007            
Dude, this guy is awesome. I'm not even from Tx, but want to come down there to check him out. His songs tell remarkable stories, and he sounds like no one else I've heard. Buy his album immediately, it was recorded at Willie's studio and it's bad a%#@
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