By Alma Reed
Written by Felicia Carter
Summer 2019 is coming to a close and The Revivalists ended the last leg of their tour, but not before stopping in Music City. Fans of all ages gathered at the Ascend Amphitheater to enjoy their rock melodies and connect with those around them.They were joined by Anderson East, who have powerful R&B tunes with folk influences.
Anderson East opened the night, instantly engaging the crowd. They played songs off their newest album, “Encore,” which is filled with songs that are both fun and deep. The lyrics of the songs are explained with southern charm, though it is not an easy catch unless you are listening closely. East’s fusion of R&B and folk make it almost impossible to see the songs for what they are, which makes it an excellent listening experience. The complexities are what make the music timeless. “Devil in Me” is the best example of southern charm, mixed with deep, underlying messages.
Next, The Revivalists hit the stage with, “You Said It All” coming off of their recent album, “Take Good Care.” The energy of their stage presence was incredible. Everyone on stage was dancing and feeling the music, as if they were playing for a group of friends. Lead singer, David Shaw, had his thick hair pulled back, and skipped across the stage as he belted out the lyrics from their newest album. The lights and sounds were electrifying, and faces in the crowd were illuminated to amplify the experience. To top it all off, they ended their set with not one, but two encores.
Though their summer 2019 tour has ended, you can catch these artists on any music streaming platform. Listen closely to the lyrics and find videos of their live shows to see the beauty in their music.