Ray Pittman’s ‘Revival’ to play benefit at maritime park
by Bill Powell
Everybody is asking! When will “Ray Pittman and the Revival” be back playing their hot, hot combo of soul, horn and beach music at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park?
Raised in Lancaster County, Ray Pittman and the Revival is a hip, vintage style rock band with a full helping of soul flavor from the Memphis Stax/Volt era and wonderful, fun, playlist of beach music.
Reminiscent of “Tower of Power” or “Blood, Sweat and Tears,” the band was formed in 2009. The band consists of Julius Pittman (founder, keyboard and vocals), Randy Moss (guitar), Velpo Robertson (guitar), Audie Stanley (bass), Chris McIntyre (drums), John Stanley (tenor sax), Howard Smith (tenor/baritone sax) and Dave Triplett (trumpet). In 2010, the group released its debut album, “Bucket List.” Their live album, “Live Tonite! “, was released in 2011.
Those intrepid folks who braved the threat of thunderstorms and came on out to the August “Groovin’ in the Park” were treated to a wonderful night of beach, soul and horn music. They all asked me, “When can you get them back?”
Well, you heard it here first.
Ray and his powerful band will be back at the museum for a fund-raising show from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13—the same day as the museum’s Art & Seafood Festival. All of the proceeds for this event will go directly into the fund to rebuild the museum and pavilion better than ever. Let’s show them a crowd.
Admission will be $10 at the gate or museum office. The concert will be held on the stage in the Maritime Museum’s Waterfront Park. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move under the 5,000-square-feet of event tents in the pavilion area.
The gate will open at 5 p.m. Picnicking and coolers are welcome. Limited chairs and tables are available in the Gary Waterfront Pavilion on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bring your own lawn chairs, please, although there will be some folding chairs available. Come early, find your spot, and picnic. Picnic tables are located around the park.
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Turn right off Route 33 across from the Shell Station to get there.
Holly Point Nature Park, the Pierwalk and all other outside exhibits, gardens and facilities are open dawn to dusk throughout the year, except during pre-announced private events.
To find out more, visit http://www.deltavillemuseum.com, email or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.