Back porch harmonies from a small-town Texas duo
At the heart of Jamestown Revival is a friendship that spans for more than a decade. Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance grew up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia. From a young age, they shared a love for music as well as the outdoors. About an hour north of Magnolia, there was some old family land with a dilapidated ranch house, where they spent the better part of their adolescence. At one point or another, music from Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Everly Brothers to fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Stevie Ray Vaughan found its way through an old pair of speakers that sat on the back porch. The pair spent the day exploring that thousand-acre plot of land, and when the sun went down, they listened to the records of the songwriters and bands who inspired them. When they turned 22, they moved to Austin and began to craft a sound of their own. Deeply rooted in harmony, they merged the sounds of the South with classic American and Western rock. Looking for adventure, as well as a change of pace, they eventually made the decision to head west and make the move to Los Angeles, where they wrote what would become Jamestown Revival’s first full-length album, Utah, which was released earlier this year. It’s heavily autobiographical, telling the stories of their adventures, their discomforts and their observations. To capture the spirit of their music, the duo found a log cabin high within the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, which they converted into a temporary recording studio. With wild moose right outside the window and aspen leaves spinning in the wind, they tracked 14 songs, performed live with no headphones and entirely to tape, capturing the moments in the room. Last fall’s debut EP, California, reached number nine on the iTunes charts, and the pair make their national television debut on Conan O’Brien in January.
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the 38 Special concert on Oct. 5, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.