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Epic Rides ...A good day on the bike


March 18, 2014
Todd Sadow, President
Epic Rides
(520) 623-1584 / tsadow@epicrides.com

(Tucson, Ariz.) March 18, 2014 - Epic Rides today announced the headlining musical act along with the complete musical lineup for the free community concert at the 11th Annual Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike event in Prescott, Ariz. on April 25 - 27.

Rolling Stone calls it "Mellow Gold". Last Call with Carson Daly calls it "A little indie rock mixed with some southern soul." However you try and describe the music of Jamestown Revival, one thing is for certain - this hardy duo from Austin, Texas captures the essence of Western frontier living with foot-stomping rhythms and soothing harmonies. Their lifelong love for outdoor adventure comes through in their earthen musicianship, a style that goes perfect with a cold beer under the shade of a tree after a long mountain bike ride.

Taking the stage at 6p on Saturday, April 26, Jamestown Revival's signature sound will fill the streets of downtown Prescott, a sound that has been getting noticed nationwide, hitting #9 on the iTunes charts with the release of their four-track The California EP last October. After a January appearance on Conan O'Brien, performing on Last Call with Carson Daly and national airplay with their single and music video for "California (Cast Iron Soul)", Jamestown Revival is on the brink of greatness.

Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance are childhood friends, sharing a love for adventure and the outdoors that permeates their music. The sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Everly Brothers and fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Guy Clark shine through in the unique sound that is Jamestown Revival; a deeply harmonious sound of the South mixed with gritty American West rock 'n roll.

To capture the essence of this sound, Clay, Chance and the band went high into the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and converted an old log cabin into a temporary recording studio, performing live with no headphones, straight to tape. This traditional and beautifully antiquated approach to recording comes through in all 14 tracks of their first album, Utah, practically putting you amidst the rustling aspen trees and crisp mountain air all mountain bikers live for.

Equal to the richness of their harmonies, the lyrics of Jamestown Revival are highly autobiographical, telling tales of their adventures, discomforts and observations. Add in the iconic style of a steel guitar and the warmth of a Fender Rhodes keyboard anchored by a big fat backbeat, the soulful sounds of Jamestown Revival will be a perfect match for the Old West feel of downtown Prescott.

Kicking the day off at 10a, Raise the Roof will bring soothing Caribbean vibes to the Courthouse Square with the beautiful sound of steel drums. At Noon, Muskellunge from Flagstaff, Arizona will serve up award-winning bluegrass music that blends poetic songwriting, soothing harmonies and a mandolin style referred to as "adrenolin" for its incredible speed and dexterity. At 2p, returning act and Prescott favorite Sweet Nasty will crank out its creative blend of country, soul and funk for a sonic experience sure to please.

For recent articles and performances regarding Jamestown Revival from major music media outlets, please see the following:

Performing live on "Last Call with Carson Daly"

Live on "Conan" on TBS

Artist spotlight video from Filter Magazine

Artist spotlight article from SXSW Music Festival

For more information on each of the performing acts and full community concert details, visit http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6&contentId=23

Past event photos - Photo credit Devon Balet - Additional photos available upon request

About Epic Rides
Founded in 1999, Epic Rides has become world famous for producing events that celebrate the many positive aspects of mountain biking. Events such as the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, Whiskey Off-Road, Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank and the Tour of the White Mountains are popular with participants because they offer challenging, fun riding and emphasize the joy and camaraderie inherent in the sport.

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Tour of the White Mountains
April 25-27, 2014
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Aug 29-31, 2014
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October 4, 2014
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
February 13-15, 2015
Tucson, AZ
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