MagazineApril 2008Playlist: Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Playlist: Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Live Emergency

The Greensboro septet Holy Ghost Tent Revival represents the previously uncharted corner of the universe where big band horns and acoustic Appalachia collide. It is a most curious combination, but Live Emergency, HGTR’s first release, proves that it works. Two things are obvious on Live Emergency – the band’s ability to write catchy tunes and the raw energy of an HGTR performance, where audiences are whipped to a frenzy with bombastic horns and furious strumming. One has to believe that if Glenn Miller and Earl Scruggs could get together to host a late night throw down, Holy Ghost Tent Revival would definitely be the house band.

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