Chuck Ragan, Jon Gaunt, Jenny Owen Youngs & Jim Ward, The Revival Tour, Sonar, Baltimore, 10/16/09, originally uploaded by Ash Crowe.
There are alot of words that frequently get thrown around about concerts and tours (awesome, fantastic, best ever, etc.) however, one I don’t hear very often is beautiful. But that is the exact word I’d use to describe The Revival Tour. For the second year Chuck Ragan has gathered together an impressive list of artists to tour for an acoustic show. It isn’t (just) the talent involved that makes it so wonderful. It is the exuberance, the collaboration, and the delight everyone takes in being on stage together sharing stories and songs.
The Revival Tour features a huge revolving list of performers but I can say, without hesitation, that if the tour is in your town, you should go see it.
Deep into the night last, there was a brazen, rousing, sing-along of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”; it was everything The Revival Tour is about, and it was just beautiful.