Another Song of the Day that got here be­cause it’s on the ra­dio right now, and I smile ev­ery time they play it. The lyric in full says “I wish I knew you when I was young.” It res­onates pret­ty deep for some­one of my age. Of course, the guys in the band (The Re­vival­ists) are young, but that doesn’t seem to get in the way.

This is the one, I’m sure you’ve heard it re­cent­ly: You shine like a star / You know who you are / You're ev­ery­thing beautiful…

The Revivalists

The Re­vival­ists are a bunch of white boys from New Or­lean­s; un­til I start­ed pok­ing around to write this piece I didn’t re­al­ize they were a big com­pli­cat­ed band with a horn sec­tion and a steel gui­tar, who stretch out in songs and go in sur­pris­ing in­stru­men­tal di­rec­tion­s. I think I’ve be­come a fan.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Ama­zon, iTunes, Spo­ti­fy. Live video from Tipitina’s in New Or­lean­s, which is a pret­ty cool venue, been there a cou­ple of times (Maria Mul­daur and Trom­bone Shorty).


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From: Mark Groen (Feb 28 2018, at 18:00)

Their official video for that song is really good too :-)


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