Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY
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Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called  "the hillbilly Pink Floyd," which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan and maybe even some Frank Zappa as well -- a clear indicator of its singularly indescribable uniqueness. At the same time, their sound and even their songs feel so familiar, so classic, it's as if you've been listening to these characters all your life.

Upon returning recently from the U.K. this fall where they spread their contagious brand of quirky Americana from Glasgow to Penzance, the band completed work on their fourth studio album, The Grand Slambovians. The advent of The Grand Slambovians is both the band's latest reincarnation and the title of their new, soul stirring album.

Joziah Longo, (lead singer/songwriter for the band) describes the new collection of songs as "A more extreme dose of what we've always been -- a country prison music meets British invasion type of thing." For the uninitiated, the band's all over the map melodic avant folk conjures Tom Petty, Dinosour Jr. and a fuller Buffalo Tom, possessing an exotic instrumental arsenal in addition to standard rock regalia. Equal parts Washington Irving and Woodstock, the band taps a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. Playing art school roots rock, sometimes folk and quirky Americana, they possess an exotic instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin) in addition to standard rock regalia. "The entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo's voice." -The Big Issue, Scotland, U.K.

Together since the late '90s where they met in art school, they settled in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and formed Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams. The band has toured nationally and abroad since forming in 1998. Known for electrifying live performances, and strong original music, they have a devoted and ever expanding fan base. In 2010 they brought their legendary Halloween show,  'The Grand Slambovian Extraterrestrial Hillbilly~Pirate Ball' to London's Electric Ballroom and NYC's Gramercy Theater.

There's something in the water along the Hudson River which continues to inspire creative souls - bandleader and songwriter Longo, (known for tall tales and philosophizing) is currently finishing his second musical with Broadway legend Theodore Mann scheduled to open this March at the Circle in The Square Theater in New York City.

Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams are shedding their skin and come out boldly as 'The Grand Slambovians,' touring the U.S., Canada and the U.K. in support of their latest creative effort. Unleashing their hauntingly signature songs on the world once again, the new album is scheduled for release in early 2011. Manically melodic, the bold, new songs knit into the band's classics like an old paisley quilt wrapped around a very large family. The ultimate DIY-ers, the band runs its own label and has previously released 3 critically acclaimed studio albums: The Great Unravel (2008); 2004's double-disc Flapjacks From The Sky; and A Good Thief Tips His Hat (1998).

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* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible
   (see membership benefits).
* Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests.
* The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats.
* "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties.
* Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience:
  Party of 2: One hour before show time
  Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time
  Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time.
* $2 handling & processing charge per ticket.
* All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

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Towne Crier Cafe (View)
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
United States

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