What WDVX Is Playing- Appalachian Road Show and Dustbowl Revival

“Wish the Wars Were All Over” is one of the tunes getting airplay on WDVX. From the March 2020 release, Tribulation from Appalachian Road Show. Here’s a little bit about the album

From shorefire.com – Roots supergroup Appalachian Road Show’s Tribulation, an album that “perfectly speaks to our dark and unsettling times” (Folk Alley). Unified by a mission to preserve and share the rich cultural and musical heritage of America’s Appalachian mountain region, Appalachian Road Show narrates stories of human migration, family separation, unrequited love, war protest, faith and the strength of humans to overcome adversity.

“When we started this record, we had no idea the state of affairs this world would be in at the time of its release,” says fiddler Jim VanCleve. ” Tribulation is a journey through the trials and triumphs of Appalachian life but also a narrative that we believe everyone can identify with today and always.”

Tribulation demonstrates Appalachian Road Show’s ability to make roots music new again with “cascading guitar… sprightly fiddles, meandering mandolins, nimble guitars and rolling banjos” (Folk Alley). The five-piece group seamlessly blends influences across genres brought to Appalachia from Scotland, Ireland, England, Africa and beyond.

“Beside You” by The Dustbowl Revival is a new single you’re hearing us play on WDVX. Here’s what gratefulweb.com has to say about the song –

Cut-to-heart folk rock sextet, Dustbowl Revival, are pleased to announce the release of a new single, “Beside You” available now across all streaming platforms.

“Beside You” was recorded initially in part of the Is it You, Is it Me sessions but as it presented a deep sentimental value, the band elected to release it as a stand-alone single, allowing it to stand on its own for listeners to feel its full emotion.

Its lyrics symbiotically weave together a passion for the music of the late Bill Withers with the sentiment of a true Dustbowl “feelings song.”

“The energy in this song is really who Dustbowl Revival is,” shared Z. Lupetin, the band’s vocalist and guitar player. “This song came from a place of wanting to pay homage to Bill Withers, one of my all-time favorite musicians. It was written before he passed and honors the fact that his music is the ‘friend’ that will never leave you and is always beside you.”

There’s a line in the song where the character that’s sung about is trying to convince a partner/friend to come home, coming from a place of seeing friends lose their partners to outside crises.

“As we grow older, and see friends continue going through growth pains, the music that you love is your forever companion,” said Lupetin.

“Beside You” is the first song released since “Queen Quarantine” and offers a true slow burn at a 5-minute runtime. The bands’ friends and significant others lent their vocals to a choir as the song wraps up, bringing deeper meaning to the intention behind the song.

“Beside You” by The Dustbowl Revival is a new single you’re hearing us play on WDVX. Here’s what gratefulweb.com has to say about the song –