Bone Orchard Revival

Bone Orchard Revival

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Reared in the dusky twilight of Michigan industry and baptized on its haunted shores, Bone Orchard Revival offers Sunday morning lovesick hymnals to break your back and harmonies to mend it, with siren songs sweet and sultry as a Saturday night.

Biography

Reared in the dusky twilight of Michigan industry and baptized on its haunted shores, Bone Orchard Revival offers Sunday morning lovesick hymnals to break your back and harmonies to mend it, with siren songs as sweet and sultry as a Saturday night.

At once angels’ trumpets and devils’ trombones, Jeni Lee Richey and Adam M. Arscott deliver olde-time country, gospel and blues-influenced songs steeped in love, loss, desire and delicious strangers. The two were bound by fate in early 2007, and the musical curiousities poured forth like yesterday’s wine. Since then, they have been brining the Revival to any town that will have them, from ornate concert halls to seedy watering holes and all places in between.

Prior to the founding of Bone Orchard Revival, Arscott was a member of The MoodieVeto, Current magazine’s 2007 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti rock band of the year. Richey has performed under the name Lula Found since 2004.

Bone Orchard Revival’s sound is laden with high lonesome harmonies, ethereal melodies and an unyielding sense of reverence for the trails blazed by those who have hoisted this rag before them. The listener will swoon with that familiar glow as undertones and influences rear their heads, from the Carter Family to Gillian Welch, Townes van Zandt to Tom Waits, Janis Joplin to Willie Nelson, the strings of Nashville to the line workers of Detroit.

Their songs unfold like travelogues, revealing moonlit lovers, heads full with whiskey, ghost moons over sleeping cities, salvation for the sinner and those all too frequent evenings when you wind up using parking meters as walking sticks.

With music like the patent medicines of days past, Bone Orchard Revival may just be the cure for what ails your weary modern soul.

Discography

Sunday Morning Demonstration Tapes (Self-recorded, 2007. CD Format.)

Hush Money Hymnals (Sinister Soul Recordings, 2008. CD/Digital Formats.)

Available Online: cdbaby.com/cd/boneorchardrev

Set List

Live sets as needed from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Original songs:

- Fresh On The Vine (Arscott)
- Moonlit Lover (Richey)
- Bad Luck Hands (Arscott)
- Save His Soul (Arscott)
- On Fire (Arscott)
- Red Menace (Arscott)
- Farewell, My Love (Richey)
- Dear Colonel (Arscott)
- Whiskey Drinkin' Man (Richey/Arscott)
- That Corliss Steam (Arscott)
- Three Bottle Betty (Arscott)
- Dancing Shoes (Richey)
- Tallahassee (Arscott)
- Ahab's Wife (Richey/Arscott)
- Shivering 'Neath the L Tracks (Arscott)

Covers:

- Gold Watch and Chain (A.P. Carter)
- If I Needed You (T. Van Zandt)
- Lungs (T. Van Zandt)
- Two Hands (T. Van Zandt)
- Six More Miles (H. Williams)
- Can I Sleep in Your Arms? (W. Nelson)
- Time of the Preacher (W. Nelson)
- Caleb Minor (G. Welch)
- Swordfishtrombones (T. Waits)
- Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)
- Buick City Complex (Old 97s)