Folk Soul Survival to perform in Tucker

THOMAS — The county rock band, Folk Soul Survival is scheduled to play at the Purple Fiddle, at 8:30 p.m. today.

The band, which is located out of Bristol, Virginia, will be presenting their newly released, self-titled album at the event.

The band’s frontman and chief songwriter, Daniel Davis, commented on the opportunity to be able to play in West Virginia again.

“In general, every experience that we’ve ever had playing in West Virginia has been really positive! I feel like we’re really starting to hit our stride and I look forward to bringing that energy to the Purple Fiddle,” Davis said.

The band consists of Davis, baritone guitar player, vocalist and occasional songwriter; Justin Venable, upright bass player; bass guitar player Brandon Sturgill; guitar, pedal steel and banjo player, Chad Light; and drummer and vocalist Justin Louthian.

The band has performed at the Purple Fiddle before, but the last scheduled performance the band had to cancel due to inclement weather.

“It was important to us that we get back to Thomas to make it up,” Light stated.

Songs of Folk Soul Survival strive to describe the lives of the rural parts of America, including their new song, “Small Town,” which recalled the memories of home football games, front porches and back roads.

“These are stories of home,” Davis stated, “We’re all backwoods country people who grew up in this area, listening to bluegrass and country. That’s where we come from, and that’s where this album comes from, too.”

Focusing on biographical music, the band hopes to connect with those from small towns and explain small town life to those of the city.

The band has been praised by many organizations and publications, including Saving Country Music, a news and opinion website for country music.

“Folk Soul Revival may look to the past for their material but they bring a sound that’s as arresting and fresh as any Americana band,” Saving Country Music commented.

Since their formation in 2008, the band adverges around 100 performances a year, performing at the Carter Family Fold, FloydFest and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Playing with artists like Dr. Ralph Stanley, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Eric Church and other famous artists, Folk Soul Survival has collaborated with numerous artists in their career.

The band’s new self-titled album has received numerous streams, placing in the Top 20 on the iTunes Country Chart and was the fifth most-added album on the Americana Album Charts with its debut at #58 rising to as high as #16.

More information about the band, and music videos for their songs, can be accessed at http://www.folksoulrevival.com/.

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