The Revivalists Hit #1 at Alternative Radio with “Wish I Knew You”


Photo Credit: Brantley Gutierrez

The Revivalists continue their incredible rise as hit single “Wish I Knew You” (PRESS HERE) reaches #1 at Alternative Radio this week and sets a new record for most single-week spins ever at the format. The song is also breaking now at Hot AC and claimed the #1 spot at Adult Alternative Radio last Fall, spending 40 weeks on the chart and becoming the most played song behind The Lumineers’ “Ophelia.” First released in July 2015, “Wish I Knew You” has had a remarkable trajectory and a staying power rarely seen in music today. Featuring wistful lyrics, front man David Shaw‘s unmistakable soulful rasp, an indelible melody and a mix of bluesy rock and Southern R&B swagger not usually heard at the Alternative format, it’s no wonder “Wish I Knew You” has catapulted the New Orleans seven-piece to major success,national TV appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TODAY and Conan, and back-to-back sold out headlining tours.
After drawing a sea of fans for their explosive set on the main stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest this past weekend, The Revivalists will embark on a whirlwind summer of festival appearances and their Fire Into Light headlining tour, including a very special performance at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage on August 10th. Full routing below. For ticket info, please visit
Recognized as a stellar live band featuring pedal steel guitar, sax and trumpet, The Revivalists are praised for their eclectic Southern mix of jazz-funk grooves, blues rock grit, warm melodies and masterful musicianship. PRESS HERE to listen to the band’s latest album Men Amongst Mountains (Washington Square Music/Concord).
The Revivalists are: David Shaw [lead vocals/guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard & trumpet]
“The sweet, wistful “Wish I Knew You” encapsulates the band’s varied strengths with brittle stabs of funk guitar, dub-influenced keys and colorful splashes of brass” – Rolling Stone
“The Revivalists are drawing impressively large crowds…” – Billboard
“…the band keeps older forms of music like blues and R&B alive, but its spirited performance also recalls a gospel revival.” – NPR World Café
Men Amongst Mountains…melds genres ranging from Southern-tinged rock ‘n’ roll to blues and jazz.” –Interview
“…[with] musical influences that lean heavily on the older styles and warmer sounds of the golden age of rock ‘n roll, The Revivalists have managed to craft a genre-hopping sound all their own…backed by a plethora of instrumental talent that’s impossible to ignore…” – Nylon
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May12                                                Ardmore, PA @ The Ardmore Music Hall
May 13                                               Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 20                                               Carson, CA @ KROQ Weenie Roast
June 2                                                  Minden, WV @ Mountain Music Festival
June 10                                               Russell Township, OH @ LaureLive
June 11                                               Charleston, SC @ Spoleto Festival
June 14                                               Toronto, ON @ Opera House
June 16                                               Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
June 17                                               Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box
June 18                                               Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing
June 22                                               Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
June 23                                               Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River
June 24                                               Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
June 25                                               Los Angeles, CA @ Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival
June 29                                               Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
June 30                                               Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 1                                                  Sioux City, IA @ Saturday in the Park
July 8                                                  Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Music & Arts Festival
July 15                                                Oakville, CA @ Robert Mondavi Winery
July 23                                                Centre Hall, PA @ Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival
August 10                                          New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
August 11                                          Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
August 15                                          Nantucket, MA @ Chicken Box
August 16                                          Nantucket, MA @ Chicken Box
August 19                                          Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 25                                          Greenville, SC @ Greenville Zoo
August 26                                          Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
August 27                                          Arrington, VA @ Lock’n Music Festival
September 3                                     Snowmass Village, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass
September 8                                     Hamilton, OH @ David Shaw’s Big River Get Down*
September 9                                     Hamilton, OH @ David Shaw’s Big River Get Down
September 14                                   Fredericton, NB @ Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
September 22                                   Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
September 24                                   Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival
October 6-8                                       Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 13-15                                  Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
* David Shaw Solo Acoustic