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LATEST NEWS

JUNE 2018

RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL and RIO SCAFONE nominated for 2018 JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS!!!

That’s right! Rio and the Rockabilly Revival have been nominated as Americana Artist of the Year for the 2018 Josie Music Awards, and Rio Scafone has been nominated as Vocalist of the Year (across all genres and genders). WOW! Such a huge honor!

This year’s Josie Music Awards Ceremony will be held on September 8th, 2018, at the Celebrity Theater inside DOLLYWOOD, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Rio and the whole gang will be in attendance in our full regalia, as well as many fans and friends who have said they want to be there to celebrate independent music, explore Dollywood, and support the Revival! We are so excited to be nominated with all the amazing musicians and music makers included in this year’s “Josies” Nominees!! Thank you as always for your support!

For those that wish to join us in Dollywood on Sept 8th, tickets are available to the public. Tickets also include a two-day pass to Dollywood, with either Friday, Sept 7th or Sunday Sept 9th as the second day. Earlybird $69 pricing is still available until the end of June 9th, after which tickets will be $89/ea! So get ’em now! Here’s the link to buy tickets hang with the Revival in Dollywood:

https://www.josiemusicawards.com/tickets.html

#GetSumRevival, #JosieMusicAwards #TheJosies, #JMAs

 

ALSO …

NEW REVIVAL STUDIO ALBUM COMING!

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival have started the first phases of our third full studio album, expected for release in late spring of 2019! With recent additions in our line up, we are excited to announce plans for a late Spring album release.

Rio’s solo album is still coming as well, with expected release in late summer or early fall of 2018! So there’s lots a-coming! Keep your eyes open for updates and news. As always, you can learn more here, or follow us on the social medias:

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MARCH 2, 2018

2018 Detroit Music Awards are a-Coming!

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival had a GREAT 2017! We thank all of YOU for helping make it that way!

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival ready to rock with Ameripolitan Award winning guest guitarist Chris Casello at Callahan’s, Oct 2017. L-R: Simone, Renee, Chris Casello, Jake, Rio, Junebug & Paige

Performances included a headlining spot at the Ottawa Italian Festival, Art on the River in Port Huron, MI, and a searing concert with special guest Ameripolitan Award-Winning guitarist Chris Casello!! All those great shows are translating into some recognition from our peers once again with the upcoming Detroit Music Awards. Nominees aren’t announced quite yet, but the Revival and our our players are in the running for several categories. Including…

Outstanding Americana Artist/Group: Rio and the Rockabilly Revival

Outstanding Americana Vocalist: Rio Scafone

Outstanding Americana Instrumentalist: Junebug Harris (Upright Bass)

Outstanding Americana Songwriter(s): Rio Scafone/Junebug Harris

Outstanding Americana Recording:  “How’d You Get So Sweet” by Rio and the Rockabilly Revival

Outstanding Live Performance (across all genres):  Rio and the Rockabilly Revival

Outstanding Live Sound Technician: Darwin Sutton

Outstanding Rock Vocalist: Rio Scafone

Outstanding Rock Songwriter: Rio Scafone/Junebug Harris

Outstanding Rock Instrumentalist: Junebug Harris (Upright Bass/Bass Guitar)

Outstanding Rock Recording: “How’d You Get So Sweet” by Rio and the Rockabilly Revival

Outstanding Pop/Rock Artist/Group: Rio and the Rockabilly Revival

Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist: Seán “Junebug” Harris (Upright Bass)

Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist: Paige Grider (Sax)

Wow! That’s quite a list!! 

Thank you so much to our peers in Detroit and beyond for all your support, and a special thanks to our fans around the world! 

And in case you missed the shows, here’s a few quick moments from 2017. Cheers!!!

– The Revival

 

Getting ready to take the stage at Ottawa Italian Festival 2017! L-R Junebug, Simone, David, Charissa, Rio, Erik, Sami & Darwin

Rio and Renee feeling out their performance at Callahan’s, Oct 2017

The spirit was all up on Rio at Otus Supply!! Lawd have mercy!!

Rio thoroughly enjoyed Chris Casello’s licks on stage at Callahan’s, while Jake and Simone watched on. Oct 2017

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival perfectly synchronized at the Ottawa Italian Festival 2017. L-R: Sami, Junebug, Simone, Rio, Charissa, Erik (David on drums in back)

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival rockin’ and sweatin’ at the GM On The Plaza Concert Series, August 2017. L-R: Junebug, Renee, Rio, Simone & Erik

Junebug sangin’ and slappin’ at Otus Supply

Junebug lays down some doghouse while guest guitarist Brett Lucas sheds through a solo at Otus Supply

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival at the Garlic & Music Fest in Detroit, August 2017. L-R: Junebug, Renee, Jake, David, Rio, Simone

Rio and Junebug tearin’ it up at the Garlic & Music Festival in Detroit, Aug 2017

Rio and friends from The Whoremones (all female Ramones tribute band) stop for a photo op and to enjoy the view at the 2017 Detroit Music Awards. Photo by Ira Paul

Chris Casello’s best “Rock Face” while mid-solo at Callahan’s with Rio and the Rockabilly Revival, October 2017

The good people of Port Huron did not know what hit them when Rio and the Rockabilly Revival headlined at Art On The River, June 2017. L-R: Junebug, Lish, Rio & Charissa.

Rio taking her mic stand for a ride at Art On The River in Port Huron, MI, June 2017. R-L: Sami, Junebug, Lish, Rio, Charissa & Erik

The rhythm section taking an instrumental during Art On The River in Port Huron, June 2017. Moments later, they finished the song in darkness after the lights were blown out. Thankfully, the was no issue with the sound! June 2017. R-L: Sami, Junebug, David & Erik

Lish, Rio and Charissa shakin’ up some rockabilly at Art On The River, June 2017

Rio seizes the moment with Lish and Charissa at Art On The River in Port Huron, June 2017

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DECEMBER 1, 2017

Don’t miss this special holiday treat: The Jive Aces and Rio and the Rockabilly Revival perform together for a special FREE LIVE STREAM CONCERT! That’s right! You can watch it in your underwear from wherever you live, if that’s the kind of thing you’re in to! So tune in and enjoy some great holiday swingin’, jivin’ good times!

Tuesday, December 5th, 6pm EST, 3pm PST & 11pm GMT

 

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AUGUST 2017

Yes, yes and YES! Rio and the Rockabilly Revival will be playing our hometown of Detroit, MI for a special festival that was apparently created out of our dreams! It’s the 2017 Garlic & Music Festival!!!

Saturday, August 26th, 2017 in Campus Martius Park right in the heart of Detroit, 7:30pm-9:30pm

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JUNE 2017

Save the date! Saturday, June 10th, 2017, Port Huron, MI, 9:30pm-11:00pm

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival headline the Art On The River Festival 2017!! 

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SEPTEMBER 4th, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIO SCAFONE!!!

September 4th is the birthday our of fierce, fearless front woman, Rio Scafone. So to celebrate, FREE MUSIC for our fans!! Click the link to receive a smattering of 5 of our most popular tracks! Thanks for being the best fans in the world!

WE HAVE EXTENDED THIS OFFER THROUGH SEPT 17th! ENJOY FREE MUSIC!

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FREE MUSIC LINK – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RIO!!

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MUSIC & BOOBS!!

BANDS TOGETHER AGAINST CANCER
MUSICFEST 2016 featuring coheadliners
RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL
and CAROLYN STRIHO GROUP
September 10th, 2016!!

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival will be pairing up with the Caroyln Striho Group to headling the 6th annual Bands Together Against Cancer MusicFest! AND Rio and Caroyln will both be getting mammograms from the Mobile Mammogram truck, thanks to St John Providence Hospital and The Enslander Cancer Center from 3-6pm! The BTAC MusicFest will feature several bands, music and fun all day long, at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt Clemens, MI. Bands start at 1pm, with The Revival on at 7pm followed by Carolyn Striho at 8pm. #MusicAndBoobs

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APRIL 29, 2016:

RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL WIN BIG AT THE 2016 DETROIT MUSIC AWARDS

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival took top awards in two categories for the 2016 Detroit Music Awards, taking both Outstanding Americana Artist/Group, as well as Outstanding Americana Recording: “Testify.” Absolutely amazing! With Detroit’s rich musical history and community of world class artists, it’s an honor to be recognized in this way.

We also received nominations for Outstanding Live Performance (across all genres) and Outstanding Independent Video (under $10,000 budget) for “Santa Skipped My House,” as well as Outstanding Americana Vocalist; Rio Scafone, Outstanding Americana Instrumentalist: Junebug Harris; and Outstanding Americana Songwriter: Rio Scafone. 

Rio Junebug & BobbyRio and the Rockabilly Revival accepting the 2016 Detroit Music Award for "Tesitfy"

We want to thank everyone associated with Detroit Music Award Foundation as well as all the industry professionals that voted for us, support us, and deemed our music to be among the best of what Detroit has to offer! We look forward to bringing more Revival to the DMAs, Detroit, and to our fans around the world!

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January 2016:
Just announced: Rio and the Rockabilly Revival will be performing at the 2016 Detroit Autorama on Saturday, February 27th, at 1pm. We will also be welcoming 89X’s Cal Cagno up to help us kick off the annual Pinup Girl  Contest! Looking forward to seeing you all there. Get tickets at autorama.com/attend/detroit. Follow Cal on Twitter @calandco or on Facebook.com/CalCagnoListeners.

August 2015:
RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL at the Ford Arts Beats & Eats (sponsored by Soaring Eagle Casino) will be performing on the Americana Budweiser stage on Sunday, Sept 6th at 8:00 PM EST. Leading up to the show will be several on-air events, include a performance on the Mitch Albom show on WJR Radio Detroit on Tuesday, Aug 16 2015, 5pm-7pm Eastern Time.

July 2015:
RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIV
AL heading to Europe for series of shows in Ireland and the UK. First show kicks off with headlining slot at the Rock & Jock in Dublin, Ireland, on July 4th.

May, 2015:
RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL
voted Best Original Band in HOUR DETROIT MAGAZINE for the coveted title in Hour Detroit’s Annual “Best Of” edition! This is the second year in a row The Revival has been recognized by the magazine’s readers’ poll as Best Of Detroit!

April, 2015:
RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL
win 2015 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Americana Artist/Band! Also receive nominations for Outstanding Americana Vocalist (Rio Scafone) and Outstanding Live Performance (across all genres).