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APRIL 2020
***COVID-19 EDITION***

WE MISS YOU!

Hey everyone. The Coronavirus pandemic has left us with as few upcoming shows as everyone else. But don’t worry! Once we all get the all clear, we are going into booking OVERDRIVE and we will be in your home town ASAP!!!

Can. Not. Wait.

Stay safe. Stay Healthy. Wash your hands! ūüėČ

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FEBRUARY 2020

New music coming soon!

Slowly coming back out of the “fog” of caring for my dad and watching over him in his final days, only a few weeks after the passing of his brother (and my uncle) Jack Scott. I was not sure how soon I would get back to making music but I guess I’m bouncing back sooner than I thought.

Working on two tracks, one for my solo music (Rio) and one for Rio & The Rockabilly Revival. Feeling really good about them both. Exciting music (and acting) possibilities for 2020 on the horizon, I want to make the most of them. Dad would want that too.

‚ÄďRio‚Äď

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RIP Ronald Richard Scafone
aka Dad
Sept 3, 1944 – Jan 15, 2020

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RIP Giovanni Domenic0 Scafone, Jr
aka Jack Scott
Jan 24, 1936 – Dec 12, 2019

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NOVEMBER 2019

“The Church of Rock & Roll” Special Edition EP Release

Special edition EP featuring the audio used at Rio and the Rockabilly Revival live shows, the remixed and remastered 2019 version of On My Knees, and some of the Revival’s most “sinning and redeeming” songs, including Testify, Ain’t No Grave, Once Upon A Time and Save My Soul. Available November 22, 2019.

 

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OCTOBER 2019

SO MANY THANKS!!!

Hoo-Wee!

Well guys, we have finished a string of shows over the summer and into the fall. Man, do ya’ll know how to show a girl a damn good time! Well, a few girls and a few guys. A band. Ya’ll know how to show a mixed-gender band a good time!

We need to get back to writing and recording some new music, but wanted to make sure to take a moment and give you all the props you deserve! Here’s a hand full of shots from a few of the shows. Thanks so much!!!

 

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SEPTEMBER 2019

“On My Knees (2019 Single)”

Remixed, Remastererd, Re-Awesomer!

Available now on all digital distributors!

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SEPTEMBER 2019

RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL WIN AGAIN!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR (MULTI-GENRE)
AT THE 2019 JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS!

A-MAZ-ING!!! For the second year in a row, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival took top honors for Entertainer of the Year! It’s one thing to be honored and recognized, but in a year when the number of submissions nearly doubled from 2018, being recognized for our performance is an outrageously awesome honor!!! Thanks Josie Awards!!

The Josie Awards sent us our award, and we mounted it on the wall next to our Detroit Music Awards and the 2018 Josie Music Award … and during our very next rehearsal, we were apparently rocking too hard and it fell off its shelf and shattered on the floor. We decided if it broke because we were rocking so hard, it must have been a good sign and we should leave it broken. We have not figured out how to display it in two pieces though.

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AUGUST 2019

Heading out to Gaylord, MI for a double bill
with Pope Paul and the Illegals!!

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JUNE 2019

Having fun with the folks at Rockabilly’s Saloon in Green Bay, Wisconsin!

 

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SEPTEMBER 2018

RIO AND THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL WIN

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR (AMERICANA)
AT THE 2018 JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS!

Saturday, Sept 8th 2018, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival traveled down to the Celebrity Theater at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to be the opening act at the 2018 Josie Music Awards!!

The Josie Music Awards are the biggest independent awards show anywhere that we know of! Artist came from as far away as Malaysia and Australia, let alone every corner of the Americas. And not only did we go and give the wonderful artists and fans a full Revival experience in the 3 minutes it took to perform “Runaway Train,” we also won the award for Americana Entertainer of the Year!¬†

We were so honored to just be nominated and invited to perform. We had no idea we would win. So much so, no one prepared a speech! Videos from our performance and when they announced our award will be posted soon!

Thanks to all the Revival fans, and thanks to the Josie Music Awards judges, and all the independent musicians out here in the trenches everyday!

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AUGUST 2018

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival Perform LIVE at the MetroTimes BEST OF DETROIT PARTY 2018 at the Roostertail in Detroit

The Revival has been invited by the MetroTimes to be one of the featured acts on a triple headlining bill at the Roostertail in Detroit, along with other Detroit sensations The Reefemen and The Beggars.

Tickets available now at MTBestOf2018.com

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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: Se√°n “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!!!

‚Äď 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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