Live music by Dustbowl Revival Feb. 19 at CVIC Hall in Minden

Dustbowl Revival, a Venice, Calif., roots band, is visiting Minden Feb. 19.

Dustbowl Revival, a Venice, Calif., roots band, is visiting Minden Feb. 19.

A California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930s is visiting Minden’s CVIC Hall Feb. 19.

Dustbowl Revival, named the Best Live Band in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, brings many styles of traditional American music to its performances.

It has been performing good ol’ Americana since founder Z. Lupetin posted a Craigslist ad looking for musicians in 2007.

Once a small string band, the eight-member group now features a wide array of instrumentation, including fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, ukulele, drums, tuba, organ, a bass made from a canoe oar, harmonica, washboard, and kazoo.

The band has been featured at Mountain Song at Sea, Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco Old Time Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle and KCRW Masquerade.

In 2010, its single “You Can’t Go Back to the Garden of Eden” won the Americana Song of the Year at the Independent Music Awards.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance; $28 at the door; and $5 for students.

For tickets, go to, or call 775-782-8207, or go to the Copeland Cultural Arts Center, 1572 Highway 395 in Minden, or the Douglas County Community and Senior Center in Gardnerville.

The band’s music is available at


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