The Blackbird Revue
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The Blackbird Revue

Kansas City, Kansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Kansas City, Kansas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Rock Folk

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Nov
21
The Blackbird Revue @ Private Show

Heber Springs, Arkansas, United States

Heber Springs, Arkansas, United States

Nov
13
The Blackbird Revue @ Hotel Phillips Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Oct
11
The Blackbird Revue @ KC Wine Co.

Olathe, Kansas, United States

Olathe, Kansas, United States

Music

Press


"Listening to Danielle and Jacob work together, harmonize together, and just be together, you realize that they have … something … indefinable, yet unmistakable. This isn’t just a musical duo, and this isn’t just a married couple. This is a union of two spirits and souls that complement each other perfectly as no other could. The underlying intensity and obvious passion shine brightly." - The Deli Magazine - Michael Byars, The Deli MagaIne


"Their sound is lovely, all melodic and well-crafted, midtempo and melancholic. And their harmonies can be deadly." - Ink Magazine - Tim Finn, Ink Magazine


"Weaving the intimate presence and sweetly weathered vocal blend of The Civil Wars together with a penchant for creating delicately driving indie-rock textures, Kansas City outfit The Blackbird Revue really has achieved something special in a short amount of time. Fronted by husband-wife duo Jacob and Danielle Prestidge, the group has crafted a sound that manages to be ethereal and earthy all at once, swirling and magnetic yet immediate and relevant. Catch the group in a snug setting while you still can." - The Columbia Tribune - Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Tribune


""The Whaler & Other Stories" could serve as a textbook example of how folk-inflected, country-informed rock/pop should sound." - J. Howell, Ink Magazine - Ink Magazine


"The Blackbird Revue puts together folk, indie, and country sounds in a very sophisticated manner. Great songwriting and execution. "The Lion's Mane" is one of the most beautiful melodies I've heard all year. Get to know this band. Trust me." - Michael Byars - Michael Byars, KCUR Radio


"The Blackbird Revue catch a sound that speaks of late autumn days spent in clear-headed and heartfelt reminiscence of life. Where Jacob's crystal-light voice seems custom made for Simon & Garfunkel's most stratospheric melodies, Danielle has a more throated and smokey tone, which carries the more somber emotional weight woven throughout the EP; the blend makes for an exquisite pairing, like lemon water and red wine." - J.R. Myszka
- The Bread & Glitter Journal


"Worn, comfortable americana. The sway of "Mother's Radio" has a weathered, easy flow that's as rustic as a chipped porch swing." - Elke Mermis - The Pitch Magazine


"Powerfully sung. An articulate poet with an ear for symphonic melodies. A genuine talent ready to take wing." - Andrew Miller - The Pitch Magazine


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

From the heart of the Midwest, The Blackbird Revue's delicately driving indie-rock sound is garnering national attention. Featured on NBC's The Voice, The Discovery Channel, and boasting one of Kansas City's top ten albums of 2013, this husband and wife duo has created a sound that is achingly beautiful, hauntingly memorable and passionately performed.

Many are taking notice.

They were selected as a national finalist for the Bud Light Battle of the Bands, invited to participate in the Chevy Music Showcase for Kansas City, and  named 2015's "Best Americana Band" by the Midwest Music Awards. 

While sharing the stage with such artists as Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Over the Rhine, and Hey Marseilles, The Blackbird Revue has performed at numerous venues across the country, including the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, The Folk Alliance International Conference, and Kansas City's Middle of the Map Fest. 

What others are saying:

"Listening to Danielle and Jacob work together, harmonize together, and just be together, you realize that they have … something … indefinable, yet unmistakable. This isn’t just a musical duo, and this isn’t just a married couple. This is a union of two spirits and souls that complement each other perfectly as no other could. The underlying intensity and obvious passion shine brightly." - The Deli Magazine

"Their sound is lovely, all melodic and well-crafted, midtempo and melancholic. And their harmonies can be deadly." - Ink Magazine

"Weaving the intimate presence and sweetly weathered vocal blend of The Civil Wars together with a penchant for creating delicately driving indie-rock textures, Kansas City outfit The Blackbird Revue really has achieved something special in a short amount of time. Fronted by husband-wife duo Jacob and Danielle Prestidge, the group has crafted a sound that manages to be ethereal and earthy all at once, swirling and magnetic yet immediate and relevant. Catch the group in a snug setting while you still can." - The Columbia Tribune

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