Tre’ Williams and the Revelations
Tre’ Williams and the Revelations represent a renewed dawning in soul music, one that marries the concrete jungle grit of the streets with the midnight blues of the rural South. The rawness of Stax and propulsive drive of Motown has been re-imagined for contemporary listeners needing relief from timeless problems. The Revelations have shared stages with a who's who of soul greats, including Benny Latimore, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Denise LaSalle, Lenny Williams, J. Blackfoot, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush and Swamp Dogg.
Their latest release, Concrete Blues (Decision Records), was recorded in Memphis at the late Willie Mitchell’s famed Royal Studios with the full participation of Mitchell’s son Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell. The band’s core members, guitarist Wes Mingus, drummer Gintas Janusonis and vocalist Tre Williams were joined on the sessions by the Hodges Brothers whose work with Al Green is a hallmark of the Hi Records sound. Along with ‘Teenie’ Hodges (guitar) and brother Charles Hodges (organ), the sessions also drew Stax alumni James Alexander of the Bar-Kays on bass and Lester Snell of the Isaac Hayes Movement on piano.