Garrett Harris 1:32 p.m., March 19
Joseph Pablo: Vocals | David Hahn: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Luis Medina: Bass guitar | Eric Meza: Drums | Victor Rojas: Keyboards | Chris Manzi: Trumpet | Jeff Hodson: Trombone | Mike Rivera: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)
RIYL: Pepper, Tribal Seeds, Triston Palma, Sublime, 40 Oz to Freedom
Influences: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Sublime, Jimmy Cliff
The Revival release The Message was nominated Best World Music Album at the 2013 San Diego Music Awards.
Their third album Guidance was released in May 2015 on local Roots Musician Records and recorded by label honcho E.N. Young, keyboardist for Tribal Seeds. It features two songs with lyrics and guest vocals courtesy of Jamaican reggae star Triston Palma. "We were asked to back him March 2012 by our friends at Rasta Nation Posse, a local DJ crew lead by Nico, Swerve, and Angel," bassist Luis Medina tells the Reader.
"They had been bringing Jamaican artist to San Diego and this time around wanted to give Revival our first shot at backing. Later that year, Triston was asked to perform at the Worldbeat Center’s Summer Splash Festival. DJ Carlos Culture at the WBC had caught our previous show and asked if we would be interested in the show, and of course we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play in front of 1000-plus people with one of our favorite artists."
The collaborations continued into 2013. "The Worldbeat Center came calling once again, this time for a three show package that included Triston and Revival’s first Tribute to the Legends festival [formally Bob Marley Festival ), a Legends show in Tijuana, and the Legends afterparty at the Worldbeat Center."
"Triston really enjoyed our enthusiasm for playing his music. Really, what we did was make it our own. It shows on our live performances. There's a great energy that he likes...he only likes playing with us when he comes to this part of the world."
The album includes Revival’s two current singers Joseph Pablo and David Hahn, along with guest tracks by the band's former singers Jesse Fuller and Danny Tornero.
"The title Guidance was chosen from the overall feeling of the album. A lot of the songs have a message of change and we hope people find our songs inspirational, whether it's dealing with their faith to everyday situations. The artwork shows the Light at the end of a passage. We don’t imply were it leads. That’s left to the individual to fill in that blank."