The Wilma presents

The Lil’ Smokies

The Last Revel

7:00pm (door) 8:00pm (show)
$10 (Adv.) $15 (DOS)
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The Wilma is proud to present The Lil’ Smokies & The Last Revel live at The Wilma on Friday, October 21! Tickets available at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 877-987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with fixed theater seating available in the balcony on a first come, first served basis…. Continue Reading

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The Lil’ Smokies

The Wilma is proud to present The Lil’ Smokies & The Last Revel live at The Wilma on Friday, October 21! Tickets available at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 877-987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with fixed theater seating available in the balcony on a first come, first served basis. All ages are welcome. 

The Lil’ Smokies

With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil’ Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The quintet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing to an ever-growing fan base for the past 6 years.

Photo Gallery – The Lil’ Smokies at The Wilma 12/31/15

The fruits of their labor recently culminating with their win this year at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass festival band competition. In October 2014, they were nominated by the Internal Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for Momentum Band of the Year and in 2013 they won The Northwest String Summit Band Competition. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor.

The Lil’ Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences. Sharing the stage with heavyweights like Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, The Emmit-Nershi Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Travellin’ McCourys, Sam Bush Band, Fruition, Infamous Stringdusters, Bradford Lee Folk and The Bluegrass Playboys, and dozens of others.

The Lil’ Smokies have become festival favorites with highlights including Delfest (MD), Pagosa Folk N’ Bluegrass (CO), ROMP Fest (KY), Hangtown Halloween (CA), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO), Roseberry Music Festival (ID), Northwest String Summit (OR), Targhee Bluegrass Festival (WY), River City Roots (MT) and more! This five-piece bluegrass ensemble features Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), and Matt Rieger (guitar).

The Last Revel

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From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel.  This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless.

The Last Revel trio utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver “Bombastic live performances,” as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads.

With their second, self titled, album released in May of 2015, The Last Revel further demonstrates their ability to create rich and delicately textured recorded material with a modern “tip of the hat” to the storied history of American folk music.