The incorporation of music into live sporting events is something that has been going on for decades. It plays a huge part in firing the crowd up and getting people on their feet. The Carolina Hurricanes hockey team is no exception to this. Jon Chase, Canes Foundation Exec Director and VP of Community Outreach, recently tweeted out to fans that the team was going to be putting their own spin on the incorporation of music. In the month of January, live music will be performed by different acts during intermissions. His tweet can be seen below.
One of the bands mentioned was Raleigh, North Carolina’s own New Reveille. The band has been creating quite a buzz since the release of their album The Keep. A few highlights from 2018 include being named by Rolling Stone Country as one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know: August 2018” and their music video for “Hounds” was premiered on CMT and a “Must See” and “Most Viewed Video” during its premiere. The band also had key performances at Americanafest and the historic War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville as well as Groove in the Garden and the IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina.
New Reveille’s distinctive talents find common ground in traditions that stretch back to and beyond early America. On that foundation, they build a unique sound that encompasses the virtues of music that came before and the promise of what it might yet become. Amy Kamm dances deftly on lead vocals between artful interpretive solo parts and three-part female harmonies that somehow soar, caress, and electrify all at once. Daniel Cook (banjo/guitar) and George Hage (guitar) avoid flashy patterns, and instead hearken back to a pre-bluegrass era. Kaitlin Grady on cello, adds a classical element, while blending with Autumn Brand on violin to create mini-orchestral textures and melodies. The songs vary. Lyrics conjure ominous visions and premonitions like “Hounds,” New Reveille’s first single, which addresses karma, and how one’s past eventually converges with the present. Songs are more narrative like the title track, “The Keep” which was inspired by Amy Kamm’s experience working as a nurse at a prison. They feel personal but also literary, like some sadness from the past preserved in the poetry of song. Their music resonates and grows with each new hearing.
New Reveille will be performing during intermissions at the 1/18 Carolina Hurricanes gamer at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets for the game can be purchased HERE.