Country duo, Waterloo Revival will perform at The Belmont on October 19. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25 at 10:00 AM.
When WATERLOO REVIVAL’s Cody Cooper met his bandmate George Birge in middle school, he inspired his new friend to express himself through music — a path that drastically affected both their lives. "By seventh grade, I was hooked, and Cody and I were writing songs together,” George admits.
The duo continued to play together through high school but parted ways so the guys could pursue an education. Cody headed to the University of North Texas in Denton, while George stayed in their hometown of Austin to attend the University of Texas. The pair would play together during Cody's visits back home all through college. By 2012, their musical chemistry was undeniable, and George made the hard sell, convincing Cody to return home in order for them to focus all their energy into music. WATERLOO REVIVAL was soon born, taking its moniker from their beloved hometown.
"Before it was Austin, our hometown was called Waterloo," Cody explains. "Eventually, it was renamed to honor the 'Father of Texas' Stephen F. Austin."
"We were so heavily influenced by the Austin music scene growing up," George adds, "we decided on the name Waterloo Revival in order to bring Austin music heritage to the rest of the world."