From the heart of the Midwest, The Blackbird Revue's delicately driving indie-rock sound is garnering national attention. Featured on NBC's The Voice, The Discovery Channel, and boasting one of Kansas City's top ten albums of 2013, this husband and wife duo has created a sound that is achingly beautiful, hauntingly memorable and passionately performed.
Many are taking notice.
They were selected as a national finalist for the Bud Light Battle of the Bands, invited to participate in the Chevy Music Showcase for Kansas City, and named 2015's "Best Americana Band" by the Midwest Music Awards.
While sharing the stage with such artists as Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Over the Rhine, and Hey Marseilles, The Blackbird Revue has performed at numerous venues across the country, including the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, The Folk Alliance International Conference, and Kansas City's Middle of the Map Fest.
What others are saying:
"Listening to Danielle and Jacob work together, harmonize together, and just be together, you realize that they have … something … indefinable, yet unmistakable. This isn’t just a musical duo, and this isn’t just a married couple. This is a union of two spirits and souls that complement each other perfectly as no other could. The underlying intensity and obvious passion shine brightly." - The Deli Magazine
"Their sound is lovely, all melodic and well-crafted, midtempo and melancholic. And their harmonies can be deadly." - Ink Magazine
"Weaving the intimate presence and sweetly weathered vocal blend of The Civil Wars together with a penchant for creating delicately driving indie-rock textures, Kansas City outfit The Blackbird Revue really has achieved something special in a short amount of time. Fronted by husband-wife duo Jacob and Danielle Prestidge, the group has crafted a sound that manages to be ethereal and earthy all at once, swirling and magnetic yet immediate and relevant. Catch the group in a snug setting while you still can." - The Columbia Tribune
Sample Set List
When You Are Mine – Glow E.P.
Glow – Glow E.P.
Winter Rest – Glow E.P.
Lone Swan – Glow E.P.
Blueprints - Single and Video
The Devil's Hand - Video
Daniel Johnston’s Piano – The Whaler and Other Stories E.P.
The Lion’s Mane – The Whaler and Other Stories E.P.
Without You – The Whaler and Other Stories E.P.
Mother’s Radio – The Whaler and Other Stories E.P.
Autumn in Moscow - The Blackbird Revue E.P. - Jacob Prestidge
Hummingbird – The Blackbird Revue E.P. – Jacob Prestidge
On Your Side
Breath and Dust
Be My Love
With the Wind
In Good Time
Say I Do
Grain and Roses
Return to Me
Towers and Reeds
Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Lucky Now – Ryan Adams
Two – Ryan Adams
My Love For You Is Real – Ryan Adams
One Headlight – The Wallflowers
Sixteen, Maybe Less – Iron and Wine
Nothing Better – Postal Service
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine - The Killers
California Stars – Wilco
The Scientist – Coldplay
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Blackbird – The Beatles
The Long Way Home – Tom Waits – Norah Jones arrangement
Flesh and Blood – Johnny Cash
Delia’s Gone – Johnny Cash
Long Black Veil – Johnny Cash
Breaking Bread – Johnny Cash
Ramblin’ Man – Hank Williams
Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
Orphan Girl – Emmy Lou Harris
You Make My Dreams – Hall and Oates
Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
Thorn In My Heart – Kim Richey
Gold in Them Hills - Ron Sexsmith
Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good – Don Williams
Last Christmas - WHAM
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays - Al Stillman, Robert Allen
What Child is This - William Chatterton Dix
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Charles Wesley
O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Traditional (Unknown Origin)
Silent Night - Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Holiday Advice (original)
All the Lights (original)