The Dustbowl Revival

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The Dustbowl Revival has grown from a quiet folk outfit to a roaring jazz/funk/folk/roots machine that, as the cliché goes, defies easy categorization. The band performs at Barleycorn’s on Friday, Dec. 8. Founding member Zach Lupetin recently called the KMUW studios to discuss the band’s present and its past.

Jedd Beaudoin: When the band started, did you have a pretty clear vision or was it a matter of writing the songs and finding the voice of the music over time?