Rio and the Rockabilly Revival
Front woman Rio Scafone is a living contradiction. She is both Rock ‘N Roll angel and brimstone incarnate; the preacher’s daughter and raven-haired pin-up. Hopeless romantic meets Bettie-Page-on-a-rampage. She storms the stage with a pure audacity that critics have described as “exhilarating” and “primal.”
Born into Rock ‘N Roll royalty, Rio came up under her famous uncle, early Rock music pioneer Jack Scott. She carries on the family tradition of serving up spitfire Roots Rock ‘N Soul music. Known for their bombastic live shows, Scafone offers herself up as host for the sin and redemption within us all. With unstoppable energy, their live shows have been dubbed “the Church of Rock ‘N Roll” by critics and fans alike.
Rio Scafone offers herself up as host for The Revival's music, steeped in gritty soul and fervor of a whiskey-fueled Southern revival tent. Taking cues from the founding fathers of Rock and Roll, they blend that same early influences that Elvis Presley and Little Richard did (Jump blues, Swing, Country, Gospel and Rhythm and Blues), and make honest music that will inspire the traditional Americana purists and contemporary music lovers alike.
Junebug stated playing bass guitar in a Detroit suburb at the age of 15. He started playing rock and funk gigs early on, adding upright bass to his arsenal and was accepted to both Berklee College of Music and Julliard, but stayed in Detroit to pursue a Jazz major at Wayne State University. Coming out of college, he scored a spot playing for Lava/Atlantic recording artists, The Atomic Fireballs. After their breakup, he has been a band leader and side man for dozens of projects, playing a wide diversity of styles, including funk, latin, world fusion, metal, celtic, jazz, bebop, bigband and much more. He’s toured with Motor City Josh (Blues), The Town Pants (Celt Roots Rock), Brothers of the Sea (Irish) and more recently with the legendary Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses. Junebug loves little more than a-slapping and a-sweating over his big bull fiddle, and arranging music/directing the band with Rio for the Revival.
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