Monday, August 06, 2007

Get Up Johns present: Revival Show & Revival Fest

Well, the monthly Revival Show has had some real whoopers, since the Get Up Johns revived the old-timey revival tent vibe inspired by the earlier, popular House of Mercy Presents and Grand Ol' Opry, at the Turf last April. For Revival Show Sunday August 19th at the Turf Club at 9 p.m. , the Get Up Johns host Tim O'Reagan (the Jayhawks) with Tim Boquist (Son Volt), Chris Koza & Martin Devaney.

Yet more exciting than this, is a road trip to the tent revival style Revival Fest as Sat. Sept. 22 from 5 - 9 p.m. the Get Up Johns pitch the tent and the music at St. John's Preparatory School, in Collegeville MN. There they host phenomenal Charlie Parr, who put on a stunning, foot-stompin' show at the Turf last night with washboard-player Lane (prodigy of Mikkel) — Parr's rousting "Jesus on the Mainline" nearly brought the house down, the Pines (with a great new CD produced by Redhouse) and the great music and revival show preacher/barker style antics of Mike Gunther & His Restless Souls.

Complete with prayer benches and a roughhewn pulpit, Revival Show embraces the style of an old-time tent revival meeting, requiring only that the audience pay the price of admission, and not that they "get right with God," says Get Up John, Josh Wencke. It'll be a good time for all.

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