About 

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist Jenni Alpert (Birth name: Cameron, Cami) was born in Los Angeles, CA and adopted out of the foster care system at the age of four. She started to sing and play piano while staying in various foster homes. By the encouragement and support of her adoptive family, she learned to play the guitar as well and began writing and record songs. 

With her honest rich songwriting and soothing musical melodies, songstress Jenni Alpert’s haunting, powerful, and sultry voice has gained the respect of fans and music tastemakers worldwide (AOL music). Her emotionally driven songs weaves a unique web of eclectic Soul-Americana Pop. As familiar with jazz and Americana as she is pop, Alpert graduated from UCLA’s Ethnomusicology Department after completing a four-year jazz program headed by Kenny Burrell. No stranger to the recording studio, Alpert has released 8 albums, partnered up with Steve Greenberg from S-Curve Records for her most recent Live in the Studio release Until Then featuring guitarist Guthrie Trapp, and has independently toured over 14 countries with regularity.

Upon recently reuniting with her biological father who was homeless, addicted, and running from the law at the time, yet a musician just like her, a documentary film team decided to make a film Homeless: the Soundtrack about their reunion and the unique bond they share. The two perform and share their biological reunion story together along side supporting the film as a duo under the name Cami and Don. Read More

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A Short Documentary 

Homeless: The Soundtrack is a short documentary created and directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky produced by Chockstone Pictures and Vermilion Films about the reunion of my birth father and I which explores the dichotomy of two totally different worlds where music bonds together an incredible relationship and underscores an extraordinary transformation after having been separated for over thirty years.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR REUNION STORY HERE
Written by Jenni Alpert (Cami) and Don Logsdon 
Edited by Mayim Bialik, Published by Groknation

After years of being estranged from both her birth parents from having been placed in the foster care system to be adopted out in the early years of her life, having missed the opportunity to met her birth mother when she was still living, years later with the assistance of a private investigator, Alpert found and reunited with her biological father. During their first meeting, which was initially all that had been intended, upon introducing herself as her birth name “Cami” to connect the early dots of both their pasts, she discovered he was happily homeless, running from the law, and addicted to drugs, yet also a musician just like her. A few weeks into their reunion, her birth father chose to leave a life of petty crime and drugs behind to join forces with Alpert. As their incredible developing relationship took flight, she met Chockstone Productions producers Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz who upon hearing details their reunion story and reading ‘Home is Where My Heart Is’ the self penned article by the duo about Alpert’s adoption and their biological reunion story edited by friend Mayim Bialik and published by Groknation, Chockstone producer Steve Schwartz introduced Alpert to award-winning, Oscar nominated, Peabody and Emmy award winning documentary film director Irene Taylor Brodsky who later followed, filmed, and interview the dynamic duo during the second phase of their relationship detailing their life stories apart as well as their reunion and life now together. As Alpert aided her birth father through different stages of rehabilitation, acclimation, and self-discovery alongside getting to know him personally and musically, they began developing recording and performing music as a dynamic biological duo team. Documentary maker Brodsky filmed many days of them together editing what was to become the documentary short “Homeless: The Soundtrack” which to date was selected and screened at Tribeca Film Festival 2018 and honored with a Jury Award, won best short film at Nantucket Film Festival 2018, Honorable Mention at the Milwaukee Film Festival, Jury Mention Award at Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, screened at the Laemmle Royal Theater in West Los Angeles, and is shortlisted for an IDA award in the short doc category. 


View Trailer Here:

Live at Rocky Mountain Film Festival and Springs Rescue Mission 

Rocky Mountain Film Festival

Springs Rescue Mission
These photos are of a profound moment listening to my birth father Don speak when we visited with, performed for, and spoke to folks at Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs, CO while we were granted an opportunity to visit Colorado for the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival where Homeless: the Soundtrack was screened.  WATCH HERE 

Hope of the Valley Thanksgiving

Home is Where the Heart is Program 

This is moving program was hosted by Beth AM and moderated by Mayim Bialik with singer songwriter Jenni Alpert (also referred to by her birth name Cami) and her birth father Don, subjects from the film Homeless: the Soundtrack. Here they were invited to share their personal reunion journey, speak on many themes related to the bravery of transformation, homelessness, addiction, foster care, adoption, and biological reunions offering encouragement and empowerment to communities at large, and to perform original music together.

WATCH PART 1 HERE
WATCH PART 2 HERE

READ ABOUT THE PROGRAM
BOOK CAMI AND DON NOW

Rehearsing for Home is Where the Heart Is

Rocky Mountain Women's Festival  

NEWS: Screenings, Q & A, Performances 
We are proud to announce that Homeless: the Soundtrack will be screening at Rocky Mountain Women’s Festival this November and they have invited us to attend and perform. In addition on Sunday we will be performing at Spring Rescue Mission and offering some of our instruments for use while we are there. We couldn’t be more thrilled.  For those of you who will be attending, we hope to see you. You can get tickets here.

 

Dear Students of Colorado Springs 

Homeless: The Soundtrack was shared with a continuation school in CO Springs this week before Don and I headed there to join the film director and her son for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival where Homeless: the Soundtrack, the short doc about the reunion of my birth father and I will be screening there, and here are some of their heartwarming responses...... We are touched to say the least. We are so glad you enjoyed the film, what great work you did. Thank you. 

Click HERE to view more letters and art. 

Homeless: the Soundtrack Events 

NEWS: Malibu Film Society  
Guest Speaking and Performing songs from Homeless: the Soundtrack  

Thank you Malibu Film Society for having us this evening as apart of your incredible program to aid the homeless. Additional thanks to Steve Schwartz & Paula Mae Schwartz, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Tahria Sheather and all the Homeless: The Soundtrack documentary team. www.MalibuFilmSociety.org 


NEWS
Homeless: the Soundtrack will be screening at the LAEMMLE ROYAL THEATER in Los Angeles for one week this month. 

Fri Aug 31st - Thurs Sept 6th (matinee - 12:45p) 
Homeless: The Soundtrack 
The Laemmle Royal Theater 
11523 Santa Monica Blvd. (1st floor) 
Los Angeles, CA 90025 
Tickets


You may have noticed over the last two years a zillion posts and shares from me mostly in the form of photos along with an autobiographical story link that my dear friend Mayim shared on her platform Groknation documenting the adventures and daily life of the reunion between my birth father and I, sharing his self proclaimed transformation, as well as a trailer to a short documentary that was made about us since we reunited just under two years ago. 

Well, next week as it so happens, that very short documentary (26min) that Don my birth father and I are featured in about our reunion and life together called Homeless: the Soundtrack created and directed by Oscar nominated, Peabody and Emmy winning documentary director Irene Taylor Brodsky will be showing in Los Angeles at THE LAEMMLE ROYAL THEATER on Santa Monica Blvd from this Aug 31st through Sept 7th during their matinee hour once a day all week long and we would love for you to know about it in the event that you may be able to see it. 

THE FILM 
Homeless: The Soundtrack (trailer) is a short documentary about the reunion of my birth father and I explores the dichotomy of two totally different worlds where music bonds together an incredible relationship after having been separated for over thirty years. It tells the story of how I found my birth father Don living on the streets of Los Angeles living a life of drugs and petty crime running from the law, his self proclaimed transformation once we met, and our journey to know one another through the music we play together. It’s a very intimate story nestled in the larger pressing issue of homelessness in Los Angeles. 

Thus far, the documentary has made its way through several film festivals this summer. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won a Jury mention, won best short film at Nantucket Film Festival. And while Don and I are playing music regularly around LA at local venues and for homeless centers and shelters, the filmmakers are making the film eligible for Academy Award consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category and we are touched to of been asked to do this and share our story.


You can read about our reunion story here: 
Published by #Groknation edited by #MayimBialik 
Part 1 
Part 2 
Part 3
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LOOKING BACK, WHILE STEPPING FORWARD 

This August is the two year mark of the very first gig Don and I ever played together live on a stage. I had known my birth father just about two weeks by this point after having help from a private investigator locate an address where Don received his mail, finally meeting him, then essentially going into what I called in “the field” slightly under cover spending days shadowing Don on the streets day and night observing and getting to know him while he was still living his previous life at the time. Regularly running from the law, committing petty crimes, and still getting high on drugs, we had spent about ten days up to this point reading books together, visiting museums, music events, eateries, craft coffee shops, beaches, taking walks and staying up late out on the streets in Don’s world discovering a connection and our commonalities - music being one of them. Despite the drugs, the gangs, the potential dangers and so on, I had prepared and stayed aware all the while loosing myself in the wonders of getting to know my birth father and it was a thrill to say the least. Not long after our adventures began, I finally started to reveal bits and pieces about myself sharing my own life stories, musicianship, and eventually invited Don to perform with me at a show I had scheduled. At that point he still only knew me as Cami (Cameron, my birth name) his curious and interested biological daughter but soon was to learn the life and story of my other path, having been adopted out of the foster care system and into the home of the Alpert’s by age four - my life and music as Jenni Alpert. Little did we know that just a few weeks after I picked Don up from being released from jail once having turned himself in to stop running from the law, and shy of the several days after setting him up in a temporary safe space familiar to the style Don was used to yet secure, protected, and close to where I lived at the time to continue our daily “family fun field trips” developing our new relationship which would later transpired into the journey that has been us together and Don’s self proclaimed transformation into a new life and his first time release out of “the system” since he was eight years old upon reunifying, we would be introduced to brilliant documentary film maker Irene Taylor Brodsky (http://moveablefest.com/irene-taylor-brodsky-homeless/) and have the privilege of being interviewed by her. Upon the days that came to pass spending more time with one another Irene shadowing us, she developed what is now a short documentary Homeless: The Soundtrack which depicts our story, finding and connecting with my birth father as music threads our life stories together and we are just so touched. Below are some photos of time spent with Irene and her documentation of us.

The Doc Crew, The Producers, The Transformation

Below are a few photos taken by Justin Cornell a young fantastic DP who noticed us first during one of our early “family fun field trips” - dinner on a sidewalk and joined us a few times while Don was deciding to turn himself in to the law and make some choices to be able to spend more time together in safer ways. I am proud to share these photos as a visual ode to the incredible self proclaimed transformation that is Don today.It’s hard to believe that two years ago this month, my birth father, of whom I had reunited with a few weeks earlier that year for the first time since I was taken away and placed in the foster care system with their hopes I’d have a better future, decided to change his entire way of life from: using heavy drugs of every kind, committing petty crimes to maintain the lifestyle, and run from the law constantly high in between prisons (over seven to be exact) and homeless on the street having been in “the system” since he was eight years old to: something uncharted; turn himself in by his own will to serve out the jail time for running, stop doing drugs and living a life of crime, and try new safe things in order to continue to get to know me his biological daughter in a safer way all his own ideas on his own accord. Below are a selection of photos and screen shots of music experiences we have shared together.

Personal Photos of Don's Self Proclaimed TransformationSince then, we have paved a way for an incredible life day by day filled with “family fun field trip” activities, music, volunteering, donating, enriching, educating, sharing, and learning together and it has been an amazing journey. We are proud to share our story with you and I am proud to know the man who against all odds chose a path of transformation. Below are just few photos of some of the adventures we have had.


Teeth donated from UCLA Dental School!


Free from the system for the first time since age nine

Biological Reunion Symposium; Performance | Q & A

My birth Parents and my Adoptive Family

We share out story in hopes to inspire all of yours. To all of you who have supported us and helped Don experience so many things he never has had before, I thank you for being a part of our journey and for adding so much to his. 

Cami (Jenni Alpert) 

MORE ON US 
Click here you can watch: performances, interviews, and v-blogs. 

Feature: Live in a professional recording studio for Don’s first time with a selection of some of LA’s finest session musicians. 

Feature: A flashback into the beginning of our journey together after having reunited, pieces of the story of my birth father and I featuring the song Morningside by John Gorka. 

Click here to peruse our photo diary of all we have shared in the last two years. 

UPCOMING DATES: 
Sept 22 . 9pm . Hotel Cafe 
Oct 20th . 6pm . Malibu Film Festival 

#homelessthesoundtrack #documentary #music #camianddon #biologicalreunion #addiction #incarceration #homelessness #adoption #fostercare #transformation #togetherness #family

Tribeca Film Festival 2018 

NEWS
Excited to announce that Homeless: The Soundtrack, a documentary made about my biological father and I, received a Jury Mention Award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

View Trailer Here:

The Film at Tribeca Film Festival 2018


* Special thank you to Gibson and Bose

More Photos Here
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Announcing that Homeless: the Soundtrack directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky will be screening at Tribeca Film Festival this year. Tickets and info for the screenings of our documentary short are on sale here: Tribeca Film Guide: Homeless the Soundtrack. Catch the premiere on Saturday April 21st 2018 ~ 6:30p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Album: Biological Duo EP 

NEW EP: Biological Reunion Now Available HERE DIRECTLY from us and on ITUNES!

Catch the In the Studio Video filmed by Erik Nelsen below!

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Pictured: Our day in the studio recording live in The Treatment Room featuring my biological father Don for his first time in a professional studio. Band: Drew Taubenfeld - pedal steel, Erik Kertes - bass, Rob Humphreys - drums, Will Herrington - keys; Engineer: Tim Schoenhals; Mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery; Produced by Drew Taubenfeld; Featuring Don Logsdon on Electric Guitar; Jenni Alpert ”Cami” - acoustic guitar & vocals; Filmed by Erik Nelsen. Edited by Jenni Alpert and Erik Nelsen. Until Then written by Jenni Alpert and David Oliver Willis. 

In the studio: 
Our biological reunion duo prepared to record together for Don’s first time in a professional recording studio. This project, produced by Drew Taubenfeld features the Hotel Cafe Hootenanny Band live with Don and I mastered by the master baker Eric Boulanger (Bakery Mastering) and was filmed by Erik Nelsen. Posted above are some of the still taken that day. Below is the short video that we shared to invite anyone interested in becoming a financial backer for our project and we are so thrilled to of met our goal, to of been able to accomplish this special recording, and to be able to share Biological Reunion with you. 
 

From the way of the streets
     to the sound waves of a studio: 

More Videos from the First Year of our Reunion: 
Home is Where the Heart Is, Biological Reunion PT 1
Home is Where the Heart Is, Biological Reunion PT 2
Live at The Bitter End, NYC (Tribeca Film Fest)
Biological Reunion One Year Anniversary Show
Live at Hotel Cafe with a full band 
One Year Anniversary 
Officially a Free Man 
An Incredible Journey with UCLA Dental School 
Live at Malibu Creek 
Don’s First Time Speaking: Hope of the Valley 
The Return One Year Later: Hope of the Valley 
A Biological Duo and Reunion Story: Performance 
Live at Hotel Cafe 

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Behind the Artist: As a child of the foster care system, an adolescent of adoption, and an adult of reunion, I would like to take a minute to share what an incredible journey this has been. Here are two collections of photos 1. My Biological Parents who made me and 2. My Adoptive Parents who raised me to help me become the person I am today, (close to the age I was adopted). Love is a large space with room for everyone. I receive many private messages of interest and inquiries and all are welcome. I am happy to share more and to help anyone through processing their situation and experiences anytime, thank you for connecting. From genetics to generosity and nature to nurture, this is a post of gratefulness and thankfulness for all sides that made my life what it has become today. Thank you for following along. 

More on our reunion story featured on GrokNation edited by Mayim Bialik  
Home is Where My Heart Is PT 1
Home is Where My Heart Is PT 2
Home is Where My Heart Is PT 3

In Studio with LR Baggs, New Albums 

LR Baggs Hand Crafted Video Sessions 
Where Lovers Go 
One of These Days
Simple Mood
Until Then
Interview with LR Baggs

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NEW ALBUM
Nothing Less

The new fully produced album Nothing Less  is now available here directly from the artist or on Itunes!  This upcoming collection has been a long time in the making. From studio to studio, producer to producer, and with some of the finest musicians around, Nothing Less cultivates a real raw honest dynamic range of sound and emotion from a stellar cast of folks. 

Personnel: Session 1: Russ Kunkel - drums, Viktor Krauss - bass, Matt Rollings - piano, Dean Parks - guitar, Jenni Alpert - vocals - Produced by Nathaniel Kunkel, Recorded and Mixed by Nathaniel Kunkel, Recorded at The Village, Los Angeles CA, Session 2: Jimmy Paxson - drums, Daryl Johnson - bass, Deron Johnson - wurlitzer, Carlos Rios - guitar, Jenni Alpert - vocals - Produced by Marshall Altman and Jimmy Paxson, Mixed by Jimmy Paxson, Engineered by Eric Robinson, Recorded at Gault Line Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, Session 3: Adam Levy - guitar, Paul Redel - guitar, Tyler Chester - bass, piano, organ, Mark Stepro - drums, Jenni Alpert - vocals, acoustic guitar - Produced by Adam Levy, Recorded and mixed by Clay Blair, Recorded at Boulevard Recorder Studio, Session 4: Blake Padilla - keys, harmonies, Daniel Rangel - drums, Jason Duggins - bass, Richie Scholl - guitars, Jenni Alpert - vocals, acoustic guitar - Produced and mixed by Blake Padilla, Recorded at Padilla Studios, Nashville TN, Mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery Mastering.
 

WATCH: ONE OF THESE DAYS


This video (filmed and edited by Mehran Torgoley is of the song One of These Days from the group of songs produced by guitarist and songwriter Adam Levy, recorded and mixed by Clay Blair at Boulevard Recording in Los Angeles (musicians: Adam Levy - guitar, Paul Redel - guitar, Tyler Chester - bass, piano, organ, Mark Stepro - drums, Jenni Alpert - acoustic guitar and vocals).

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NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM OUT ON ITUNES NOW 

My new acoustic album Until Then on S-Curve Records is now available on iTunes ! Please visit the ITUNES STORE for audio samples/purchase.


WATCH 
An inside in-studio look at the recording of the song Until Then recorded live in Nashville, TN featuring Guthrie Trapp on guitar.

Album: UNTIL THEN
Some Soul-Americana Folk…… 


All songs recorded at County Q, Nashville by Rob Matson, Except Big Man recorded in New York by Michael Mangini and Peter Zizzo, Produced by Jenni Alpert, Rob Matson, and Steve Greenberg, Mixed and Engineered by Rob Matson, Mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery (via Mastering Lab), Los Angeles, Second Engineer - Jason Domenech, Acoustic guitar, piano, vocals - Jenni Alpert, Electric Guitar - Guthrie Trapp, Wurlitzer on Next Used to Be - Blake Padilla, Album Artwork and Design by Jimmy Wachtel, Cover Photo by Jim Donnelly, Album promo videos filmed by Josh Mendez and Jason Smith, Album promo videos edited by Josh Mendez , Album in studio photos by Carrie Smith, Press Photos Jim Donnelly 
 
Untied - written by Jenni Alpert, One of These Days - written by Jenni Alpert, Until Then - written by Jenni Alpert and David Oliver Willis (BMI), Hurricane - written by Jenni Alpert and Ryan Benyo (ASCAP), Simple Mood - written by Jenni Alpert, Next Used to Be - written by Jenni Alpert and Shawn O'Shields (ASCAP), Big Man - written by Jenni Alpert and Davey Meshell Music (ASCAP), For the Journey You’re On - written by Jenni Alpert, Sweet Talk - written by Jenni Alpert, Up in The Air - written by Jenni Alpert and AJ Masters (County or Western (SESAC), Crazy Ol’ Words Music (SESAC) 
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SIRIUS XM The Coffee House 
I am very excited to announce that courtesy of SCurve Records, SiriusXM Radio The Coffee House streamed a live in studio on Thursday December 17th 9am PST | noon EST and Friday December 18th 9pm PST | midnight EST. 

If you missed it you can listen HERE



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MUSIC STORE 
Music Purchasing Local and International 

For the Holidays Music Store Selections is UP and STREAMING!!! New design with some unreleased secret hidden tracks for your ears for anyone looking to give the digital gift of sound and song these albums are available.

PayPal your order requests to: sounditmusbooking@gmail.com 

For the digital purchases: Each digital album is just: $10 Dollars / 10 Euros / 10 Pounds / 10 Swedish Crowns etc. To purchase the whole catalogue digitally sent 70 and for combination orders take off 5 for every three purchases). 

Physical copies of Until Then, Shining Light Vinyl, and No Second Guesses are also available for the same price plus shipping and handling. For a physical album purchase, send an email for information on how to receive one signed in the mail, come say hello at a show near you, or please let me know a city near you to research for the next tour - sounditmusbooking@gmail.com !!! 

Stream new songs here: https://m.soundcloud.com/jennialpert/sets/until-then) 

*TO PURCHASE THE NEW ALBUM UNTIL THEN DIGITALLY IN NORTH AMERICA - Visit: Itunes Store 

FOR THOSE OF YOU IN EUROPE INTERESTED IN A PHYSICAL COPY OF SHINING LIGHT VINYL:  Visit: Amazon UK

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The Tour East and Overseas … . . 

From Los Angeles to Nashville and places in between - this summer has been a musically memorable one with you. Thank you for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing all of you out there this fall. 

PERFORMANCES 
Philadelphia, PA Thurs Sept 24 . 8:30p New Leaf 
New York, NY Sun Sept 27 . 7p Rockwood Music Hall II 
New York, NY Mon Sept 28 . SiriusXM The Coffee House 
Paris, FR Wed Oct 7th . 8p Le Tigre 
With Marcel Van Dam, guitar 
Nancy, FR Thurs Oct 8th . 8p Le Charle’s 
Bussang, FR Fri Oct 9th . 8p Chez Jean-Mi 
Utrecht, NL Fri Oct 16th . 10p Kargadoor 
Dan Haag, NL Sun Oct 18th . 8p Musicon
With w/ David Henriksson, guitar  
Stockholm, SE Wed Oct 21st . 8p Noel’s
Stockholm, SE Thurs Oct 22nd . 1p Rytmus 
Stockholm, SE Fri Oct 23rd . 8p O’Leary’s 
Turku, FI Sun Oct 25th . 8p House Concert
Ferrara, IT Wed Oct 28th . 8p 
Bologna, IT Thurs Oct 29th . 8p 
With w/ Paulo LaGanga, guitar
Pieve Di Cento, IT Fri Oct 30th . 8p Kino  
Pisa, IT Sat Oct 31th . 8p 
Livorno, IT Sun Nov 1st . 8p Festival at Surfer Joe
London, UK Tues Nov 3rd . 9p Cafe 1001 
London, UK Wed Nov 4th . 7:30p Blueberry Bar 
Cambridge, UK Sat Nov 7th . 8p CB2 Basement 
Cambridge, UK Sun Nov 8th . 7p BBC Sue Merchant 
London, UK Sun Nov 8th . 8p Spice of Life 

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SUPPORTING DUSTBOWL REVIVAL
The long haul of hard work, commitment, and practice... and worth it every time... It was an incredible Fourth of July this year joining Dustbowl Revival and their fans at The Levitt Pavilion in California. These musicians introduce the depth of their individual instruments personifying that of each one while telling their own stories both with lyric and song. What was the largest honor for me personally though, was their graciousness when introducing themselves to me before the show as well as how open they and their audience were to receiving music from a virtually unfamiliar songwriter such as myself. Both parties welcomed my song and show as though I had been with them for years.  If it weren’t for this collective group, my songs would not of been heard by such a large supportive audience. This incredibly entertaining band will captivate any audience and is worth catching and listening too. Thank you Dustbowl Revival.

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