The Revelers Bio
Grammy nominees The Revelers’ sound is a spicy jambalaya of swamp pop, Cajun, zydeco, country and blues. It’s a powerful potion of roots music that celebrates the flavor of southwest Louisiana and makes you can’t help but get up and dance. Founded by one-time originating members of The Red Stick Ramblers and Pine Leaf Boys, the band plays with a sense of empathy and depth that can only be fostered after years of making music together.
Accordionist, fiddler, vocalist and songwriter Blake Miller grew up in the Southwest Louisiana town of Iota, the grandson of famed accordion maker Larry Miller, and has served stints in just about every Cajun/Creole band of note. Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chas Justice’s guitar playing can seamlessly switch from any of the many genres he has mastered, from the full spectrum of Southwest Louisiana styles, to country jazz to Blues.
A consummate musician’s musician and adept multi-instrumentalist, fiddler Daniel Coolik has also lent his talents to many Louisiana bands in the 10+ years since he arrived on the Lafayette, La music scene. Baton Rouge native Glenn Fields is the quintessential Louisiana drummer, as well as a fine singer. A founder of the iconic Red Stick Ramblers, Glenn also founded the annual Black Pot Festival which celebrates Acadiana’s musical and cultural heritage.
Bassist Trey Boudreaux grew up I Lafayette surrounded by the sounds of French music, and has developed prodigious skills in a wide range of musical styles. Lastly, it’s been said that saxophonist Chris Miller’s fiery tone and homage to the swamp pop masters is the “glue” in The Revelers unstoppable sound.
The Revelers released their latest album, At the End of the River, in November 2019.