BIO

Emotional, powerful and original are words best used to describe North Carolina's Red Dirt Revelators. The 2014 IBC semi-finalists more than deliver. Singer-songwriter Willie Shane Johnston's searing voice and harmonica are like a runaway train on a course for a head on collision with the incendiary guitar of Rob Fender. As the voice and melody capture the listener's ear, the pounding rhythm section of bassist Clay Ford and drummer Jason Gardner brings you in deeper. The lyrics are shaped by Johnston's experience growing up in Grenada, Mississippi, and tell stories that only the Red Dirt Revelators can.



 

Festivals & Accomplishments

Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant - Canada

Canal Bank Blues Shuffle - Thorold, Canada

Bull Durham Blues Festival - NC

Springing in the Blues Festival - FL

Centenary Blues Bash supporting Edgar Winter - NJ

Grassroots Blues Festival - MS

WNCW 88.7 Top 100 releases - The Rub

THE RUB #86 on The AMA radio charts

Blues Challenge Competition wins:
Triangle Blues Society
Blue Ridge Blues Society
Piedmont Blues Preservation Society
Charlotte Blues Society

International Blues Challenge Semi-finalists