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Jamestown Revival Channel Simon & Garfunkel in New ‘This Too Shall Pass’

Texas duo also debut live performance video for the track off new album ‘San Isabel’

After spending a mellow 2018 at home, Jamestown Revival will hit the road again in April, drumming up anticipation for the summertime release of the duo’s third album, San Isabel.

Co-produced by bandmates Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance, along with former Nathaniel Rateliff collaborator Jamie Mefford, San Isabel returns Jamestown Revival to the rootsy, acoustic-driven sounds of their 2014 debut, Utah. Nowhere is that more evident than in the bright harmonies and loping guitar patterns of “This Too Shall Pass,” an optimistic track that splits the difference between modern-day Americana and old-school folk. (The duo also released a live performance video of the song.)

“‘This Too Shall Pass’ is very much a Simon and Garfunkel inspired tune,” says Chance, whose band released another San Isabel track — the anxious, topical “Crazy World (Judgement Day)” — last month. “It is the idea that hard times will find us all, but in order to endure them, we must sometimes seek the wisdom and encouragement of our loved ones and generations before us. It’s easy to think that the uncertain road in front of us is the worst to come, when the truth is, there have always been hardships and unsettling times. ‘This Too Shall Pass’ is the ‘glass is half full approach’ to uncertainty and the opposite side of the coin from ‘Crazy World (Judgement Day).’ It’s about growth as a result of overcoming adversity.”

The band’s five-month tour kicks off April 13th in Fredericksburg, Texas, not far from the band’s Austin headquarters. Jamestown Revival will be joined throughout the cross-country trek by a rotating door of opening acts, including Cordovas, Chris Ross & The North, Ian Noe and John Craigie. Meanwhile, San Isabel hits stores June 14th. Dates for the band’s first major tour since 2017 are below.

April 13 – Fredericksburg, TX @ The Western
April 28 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theatre
April 30 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
May 1 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
May 2 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
May 5 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl
May 6 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
May 7 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
May 9 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 10 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 11 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
May 12 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 14 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
May 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
May 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
May 18 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
June 17 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
June 19 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
June 20 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
June 21 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
June 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
June 24 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
June 26 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
June 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
June 29 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
June 30 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
July 1 – Mountain Village, CO @ Club Red Telluride
July 13 – Whitefish, MT @ The Barns at Big Mountain Ranch
August 1 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
August 2 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
August 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
August 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo
August 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi Fi
August 9 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
August 10 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
August 11 – Saint Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
August 15 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
August 16 – New Braunfels, TX @ Gruene Hall
August 17 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

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