Spuyten Duyvil at The Dance Hall
"They're a mighty powerhouse....All the playing is hot." - Stephen D. Winick, The Huffington Post
"Raucous Roots..." - Phillip Lutz, The New York Times
Seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "SPITE+en DIE+vil") show for the first time is like "throwing a cherry bomb into a lake" (Rich Warren, WFMT). It wakes you up. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix. Lead by song-writing couple, Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, this seven piece powerhouse brings barn burning energy to venues throughout the Northeast.
It's an exciting time for the Hudson Valley based band. Their CD, "Temptation", released October 2013, made it to #7 on the Folk DJ Chart in it's first full month out. "I'll Fly Away" grabbed the #2 spot. "Temptation" also made it to the top #20 on the Roots Music Report and into the top #30 on the Roots 66 Airplay Chart. Their 2011 release "New Amsterdam" landed on a dozen DJ Top 10 lists and received a nomination for the Alternate Root TV's "2011 Top American Roots Album".
They are revving up for 2014 tour stops including The Brooklyn Folk Festival (NY), The Philadelphia Folk Festival (PA), Caramoor's American Roots Festival (NY), The New Bedford Folk Festival (MA), One Longfellow Square (ME), The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY), Music Mountain (CT), WNTI STAGE (NJ), The Sandywoods Center For the Performing Arts (RI), The Heartland Cafe (IL), WFMT Presents at Serosun Farms (IL) and other fine venues.
"Success, in spite of it all - "... when Spuyten Duyvil reaches into history for musical influences, it does so in order to recover something relevant to the present. ... their lyrics tell stories and create characters, rather than reflecting on personal experiences in the style of contemporary singer-songwriters."" - Will Broaddus, The Salem News (Apr 10, 2014)
"And, man oh man, when they played their set that nightthey were on fire. They continued the blaze the next day when they made enough of an impression on the entire audience to capture the honor of being asked back the following year for the "Most Wanted" set. Spuyten Duyvil has gone on to become one of my favorite live bands. They exude, energy, spunk, and sass. It's impossible not to have fun listening to them and it's impossible to keep from dancing and moving along with the music. I dare you. I double dare you!" - K. S. Boehmer, No Depression (Apr 04, 2014)
$12 in advance and $15 at the door
The Dance Hall (View)
7 Walker St
Kittery, ME 03904
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