Holy Ghost Tent Revival headlines Saturday Night Throwdown

This year, Beaufort Wine and Food is throwing down with live music by the Holy Ghost Tent Revival! Join us April 28th for the Saturday Night Throwdown Up featuring beer and wine bar, Eastern Carolina fare, and cocktails!

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About the Holy Ghost Tent Revival …

Evoke Emotion Photograpy. Kristi Knupp (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

After nine years, four records, and a handful of genres, Holy Ghost Tent Revival’s sound has arrived. Along with the rhythm section’s Stax-like groove, three and four-part harmonies echo the Beatles one moment and prime-era Motown the next, while a horn section rooted in classic Memphis soul prompted comparisons by NPR to The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

It’s a long way from the banjo-driven fireball of ragtime and swing energy that boldly set the band apart from its folk rock resurgence peers in 2007, but the dance party vibe of those early days lives on at each raucous show.

Formed in the Greensboro College dorms, Stephen Murray (guitar/vocals), Matt Martin (lead guitar/vocals), Kevin Williams (bass/keys/vocals), Hank Widmer (trombone/clarinet/keys), Charlie Humphrey (keys/trumpet) and Ross Montsinger (drums) now call Asheville, North Carolina home.

Evoke Emotion Photograpy. Kristi Knupp (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

The addition of vocalist/guitarist Dulci Ellenberger as well as a new focus on multi-instrumentalism that brings synths and a second trumpet into the mix was captured on the band’s latest EP, Summer Jelly, and soon caught the ears of such acts as Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Shovels and Rope, and Robert Randolph & the Family Band.

In turn, these renowned groups invited Holy Ghost Tent Revival to energize their crowds and the showmanship the septet displayed was that of a band primed to headline its own national main stage tours.

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