The Last Revel play songs from their new album, 'Fool's Spring,' in our studio

The Last Revel perform 'Cheyenne' from their 2019 album, 'Fool's Spring,' live in the Radio Heartland studio at The Current. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
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  • The Last Revel - Cheyenne (Live at Radio Heartland) 03:34
  • The Last Revel - Rust (Live at Radio Heartland) 03:30
  • The Last Revel - Roses (Live at Radio Heartland) 04:37

It's been fun over the past several years to watch The Last Revel morph into what they are today. When I first met them, they were focusing on their sound as a three-piece, foot-stompin' string band working local clubs and festivals. But their new album, Fool's Spring, is presenting us with a new sound and a new lineup of musicians as well.

The album release show is Saturday, June 8, at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., and you'll still hear some fiddle and banjo sounds, but also drums, bass and the lovely voice of Rachel Hanson on lead vocals for many of the new tunes. The Last Revel are still a foot-stompin' band at heart, though.

The Last Revel pulled their van up to our door to play some songs live on Radio Heartland.

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Songs Performed


"Cheyenne"
"Rust"
"Roses"
All songs from The Last Revel's 2019 album, Fool's Spring.

Personnel


Ryan Acker - guitar, vocals
Vincenzio Donatelle - fiddle, vocals
Rachel Hanson - guitar, vocals
Lauren Anderson - bass, vocals
Elliot Heinz - drums

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by John Miller
Visuals by Mary Mathis

External Link

The Last Revel - official site

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  • The Last Revel at Radio Heartland
    Members of The Last Revel pose with Radio Heartland's Mike Pengra (at far right) following an in-studio session. (courtesy The Last Revel via Facebook)
  • Rachel Hanson of The Last Revel
    Rachel Hanson of The Last Revel just ahead of an in-studio performance on Radio Heartland. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
  • The Last Revel
    The Last Revel's Vincenzio Donatelle, Ryan Acker and Rachel Hanson. (Michelle Bennett/Wolfskull Creative)
  • The Last Revel
    The Last Revel's new album 'Fool's Spring' will be celebrated with a release party at the Turf Club on Saturday, June 8. (Courtesy the Turf Club)