Andy Revkin
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Andy Revkin

Garrison, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Garrison, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Americana Acoustic

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.. What we have here is a tasty mix of roots goulash. Revkin and company never sound like anyone ‘cept themselves, but the vibes they generate may put you in mind of some other makers of marrow music. The left-arm-out-the-window-with-your-heart-on-the-sleeve highway twang of “Grandpa’s Cadillac” (wicked guitar and pedal steel by Joe Johnson and Art Labriola, respectively) and the smart/smart-ass lyrics and low-gear chug of “Liberated Carbon” feel like some good ol’ John Hiatt. The can’t-help-but-sing-along “Bills Bills Bills” could be vintage Commander Cody, with Mark Murphy’s whumping upright bass acting as both carburetor and drive shaft. Bruce Molsky’s fiddle and Murphy’s ominous bass (along with the lightest of percussion from Ken Veltz) ease Revkin’s “Black Bird” into a Railroad Earth-style folk-gothic place, while “Breakneck Ridge”’s swing from up-tempo bounce to minor-chorded simmer might put you in mind of RRE’s Black Bear Sessions. And “Blame It On Biology” could’ve been recorded in a cool and goofy-grinning place where Dan Hicks hangs out with the Tijuana Brass.But those are just passing flashes – at the same time, those tunes are just as original as Revkin’s “Arlington” (a quick-but-straight-to-the-heart lesson in the history and uncertain future of our nation’s cemetery, featuring guest vocals by Dar Williams); the beer-and-penny-whistle soul-warmer “Between the River and the Rails”; and the title song’s ponderings of life’s quirks, victories, and near-misses (or hits). An amazing cast of friends is woven throughout the album, managing to pull off the neat feat of making their own unique contributions while maintaining sonic continuity. Revkin’s the constant for A Very Fine Line ’s ten tracks (along with co-producer Joe Johnson) and it feels as if he let friendship and mutual respect be the single biggest guiding force for his deep bench of talent.... - Relix Magazine / Jambands


“[This] blend of ragged and honest roots with a bit of an old-timey flair is music to my ears, with a nice edge at times….” - WCNI fm, New London, CT


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Revkin is best known as a prize-winning New York Times environmental journalist and author, but has been a performing songwriter and Pete Seeger sideman for two decades. You can read the full story here

His debut album, "A Very Fine Line," is "a tasty mix of roots goulash" says Brian Robbins on the Relix Magazine website Jambands.

His 1997 Times feature on Judas Priest's search for a new lead singer was the basis for "Rock Star," the 2001 heavy-metal feature film starring Mark Wahlberg & Jennifer Aniston.

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