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.
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!
Hey Revivalists! The latest news is some new additions to the Revival Family!!
We have added a couple new faces around here! Everyone, please welcome Reverend Bobby Black on Guitar! Bobby has performed on stage with bands such as Third Eye Blind, Eve 6, Our Lady Peace, The Stone Country Band, The Twistin’ Taratulas, and Merle Haggard. He’s an authentic rockabilly guitarist from way back, and truly captures the the guts and soul of the Revival sound!
In addition to Bobby, please meet Cindee Lish and Carmen Zavala! We held auditions for new understudies, and we loved their auditions so much, we kept them both! We have shows coming up with both of these fantastic ladies in the near future, and they’re doing a great job!
We are honored to welcome these fabulous musicians with us!! Make sure to catch as show soon and tell them what a great job they’re going!
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.
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.
RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL 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.
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!
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).