Talk to SOJA lead singer/guitarist Jacob Hemphill about Folk music and you won’t get the typical perspective. “To me, Rage Against The Machine, Wu -Tang Clan, Sade, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley – they’re all folk artists,” he says. Folk is all about storytelling and passing on a legacy. It’s timeless, it’s limitless and it crosses all boundaries. That’s what this band is striving for. It’s a tall order,” he laughs, “but we’re making our way. Over the course of the past few years, SOJA has sold more than 150,000 albums, headlined large theaters in more than 15 countries around the world, generated over 20 million+ YouTube views, amassed more than a million Facebook fans, and attracted an almost Grateful Dead-like international fanbase that grows with each tour, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city. Most impressive of all, they’ve accomplished all this on their own. This 7-piece band has spent the past year and a half grinding it out from venue to venue, playing more than 360 dates, including headlining sold-out tours of North and South America, as well as opening for O.A.R. and sharing stages with everyone from Dave Matthews Band to Matisyahu. Hemphill says the band’s simple and honest approach to music is what’s enabled them to break through obstacles of language, distance and culture in amassing an international following.
WHEN: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012, 8:30PM
WHERE: REVOLUTION LIVE
100 SW THIRD AVE.
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
(954) 727-0950, (954) 449-1025 (box office)
ON SALE: AT THE REVOLUTION LIVE BOX OFFICE (No Fees at Revolution Box Office), www.livenation.com AND ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS
OR CHARGE BY PH0NE: 800-745-3000
PRICES $25.00 – ADVANCE
$30.00 – DAY OF SHOW
GENERAL ADMISSION – 18+
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WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.jointherevolution.net