After the Revival

After the Revival

 Rollinsford, New Hampshire, USA

Known for its unique, roots-based sound of rich vocal blends and soul-stirring harmonies, After the Revival explores American gospel music from the Delta to Appalachia and beyond, with a repertoire that ranges from slave spirituals to gospel's "golden age" to contemporary Americana.


After the Revival's influences range from the Delta blues of greats such as Blind Willie Johnson, to the folk gospel of Washington Phillips, to "Golden Age" artists of the 1940s through the 1960s such as the Davis Sisters, the Clara Ward singers, and the Angelic Gospel Singers, to the more contemporary gospel-based Americana music of Buddy Miller and Levon Helm.

The group was founded by Dawn Boyer, whose background is steeped in blues, old-time country, gospel, and R&B. Known as a soulful "shouter" as well as a singer of quiet, warm resonance, she has performed for audiences across the nation. She is also founder/director of and lead soloist for Rock My Soul, New England's highly acclaimed, secular gospel choir.

Brett Hartenbach, who also leads the group, has performed and sung in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world. An immensely talented and tasteful guitarist who plays with both fire and restraint, he has earned high praise from both critics and audiences alike. Brett also tours regularly with cult icon Daniel Johnston and has shared the stage with such notables as Ellis Paul, Mary Lou Lord, Teddy Thompson, Garnet Rogers, and R.E.M. producer Don Dixon, to name a few.

Other members include Mark Weaver, Jody Dugrenier, Tina Weinberger, and Terry Olson on bass, alto, soprano and tenor vocals.


After the Revival will release a Christmas CD of "gospelized" Christmas carols and doo-wop arrangements of popular holiday favorites this November.

Another CD is scheduled to be released in Spring 2011.

Set List

John the Revelator
Nobody's Fault But Mine
I Know I've Been Changed
I'm Tired
Fall on the Rock
Shelter Me
Walk Over God's Heaven
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Soon I Will Be Done with the Troubles of the World
Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
I'll Fly Away
Jesus on the Mainline
People Get Ready
Loves Me Like a Rock
No Ways Tired
I Am a Pilgrim
Woke Up This Mornin' with My Mind Set on Freedom
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Jesus Gonna Be Here
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burnin'
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round
This Little Light of Mine
Old Landmark
When God Dips His Pen in My Heart
Shine, Hallelujah, Shine
Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
Amazing Grace