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Jam 'Revival'

For 10 years, Big Leg Emma has been fine-tuning a daring-but-danceable blend of folk, bluegrass and rock, in the process becoming a much-loved and oft-requested presence on the contemporary jam band scene.

Touring has always been Big Leg Emma's thing, and most of its reputation has been constructed on the cornerstone of its renowned live performances to the point that studio work took a back seat. The just-released "Revival" album is only the band's second full-length studio effort. Big Leg Emma will celebrate the release of "Revival" with a club full of its longtime Buffalo friends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Essex Arts Center (30 Essex St.). A Potters Field will open the show. Tickets are $13 advance, or $18 day of show (buy them online through www.griffispark.org, at Terrapin Station, 1172 Hertel Ave., or at the door). "Revival" can be sampled through Big Leg Emma's site, www.Biglegemma.com.

-- Jeff Miers