David Shaw, frontman for NOLA rock band The Revivalists, takes on Atlanta on his debut solo tour.
David Shaw's signature rasp over blues and roots instrumentals came to life last night. His experience commanding a stage was on full display as he rocked his was across the entirety of the stage, electrifying the crowd.
Supporting Shaw in Atlanta was Austin native Mobley. A weird pairing with Shaw, Mobley uses looping to create an alternative rock soundscape with elements of pop, electronic, and psychedelic. He was absolutely a crowd pleaser though, with fans cheering him to play an encore.
Atlanta based non-profit Songs For Kids performed a song with two of their students before Shaw's set. The group focuses on giving music lessons to children with illnesses, injuries, and disabilities. You can find their website here. The group is also part of David Shaw and The Revivalist's philanthropic umbrella fund Rev Causes, where they help support organizations like Songs For Kids improve their communities, health, and environment. You can find more on Rev Causes here.
A pandemic project, David Shaw started putting out singles for his debut album in 2020. Arriving last Spring, this tour was in support of the album, David Shaw.
While a 'solo' tour, Shaw brought an impressive backing band with him. Keys, bass, drums, and tow guitarists, it was certainly a rocking show. Jamming interludes really showed off the skills of all the performers.
Something special that comes with these smaller solo shows is the connection with the audience. David was able to chat and banter with the crowd, something that made the large Buckhead Theatre feel really intimate. This felt like a truly special show for the fans and Shaw alike.
Despite just putting out his first solo album, David still had plenty of music for the night. Singles "Shaken" and "Heavy Soul" made the cut, as did the rest of his album. Covers and new songs made up the rest of the setlist, which can be found below;
2. I'll Be Your Man
3. Nobody Knows
4. So Far Gone -> Runaway (Kanye West instrumental interlude)
5. Pressure (Billy Joel cover)
7. The Place
8. No Other
9. Promised Land
10. Heavy Soul
11. In My Secret Life (Leonard Cohen cover)
12. Bad Side of You
13. Something to This Feeling
15. Fade Into You (Mazzy Star cover)
16. I Can Hear You [Calling on Me]
17. Got Me Feeling Good
Last night's show was just the first on this run. The rest of David Shaw's "Debut Album Tour" can be found below;
12/05 Nashville, TN — 3rd & Lindsey^
12/07 Bloomington, IL — Castle Theatre^
12/08 Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall^
12/10 Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom^
12/11 Columbus, OH — A&R Music Room^
12/14 Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall*
12/15 Philadelphia, PA — World Cafe Live
12/17 New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom^
12/18 Washington D.C. — Union Stage^
^ with The Ries brothers
* with Coral Moons
David Shaw proves why he can stand high, solo or with The Revivalists. Expect him and the band to both continue putting out music.