"They're a mighty eight-piece powerhouse...Lead vocals are handled with guts and power by Beth Kaufman, who has a clear, gospel-tinged voice...Miller's songwriting is fantastic, too, channeling straight honky-tonk country one minute and drug-addled mystical blues the next...All the playing is hot."
— Stephen D. Winick, Folklorist, Music Critic, Editor, The Huffington Post 4/5/2013
"Raucous Roots...a tantalizing taste of the changes afoot at Caramoor"
— Phillip Lutz, The New York Times 3/29/2013
"To me they are the hottest new band in folk music ... and one of the best" —Gene Shay, WXPN "The Folk Show" Host, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Founder
"Spuyten Duyvil... blew the roof off the studio and more than thrilled the audience. They were high energy folk at its best and we had a rollicking good time of music that's indescribably fun. ...This is one very special band." —Rich Warren, WFMT's "The Midnight Special" and "Folkstage" Host
"Spuyten Duyvil's songs draw on the roots of American music and history, but in the hands of eight superb performers they crackle with energy that's both contemporary and downright irresistible."
— John Platt, Director of Communications & Special Projects, "Sunday Breakfast" host WFUV Radio
"With "New Amsterdam", Spuyten Duyvil delivers a wonderfully boisterous collection of songs that define what "roots" music should sound like. Spuyten Duyvil roll like an old time tent show, but instead of selling worthless snake oil, they deliver a package of gems, well crafted tunes and stories that are pure fun to listen to."
Ron Olesko, WFDU "Traditions" Host
"From the first note Spuyten Duyvil grabs your attention, drawing you in with their joyful, uplifting and spirited music. This is contemporary old time music at its best played with heart, soul and sass."
— Maggi Landau, Producer, Caramoor American Roots Music Festival
"I can't remember when I enjoyed an evening of music more than at the WFUV Living Room show watching Spuyten Duyvil. The group possesses an incredible musical energy that was immediately infectious to everyone. It was like getting your favorite friends together to play and they all happened to be really great musicians!"
— Tina Shafer, Artistic Director of SongCircleMusic
From "New Amsterdam"|
One Fine Day
Peace With the Damage
From "In Spite Of The Devil" |
I Know You'll Leave Me
Rain and Snow
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Spuyten Duyvil's Alternative Roots sound wanders the last 100 years of American music conjuring embittered civil war veterans, recalcitrant small town bawds, suicidal bureaucrats, star crossed lovers and brave hearted fools navigating the mysteries of daily life.
So what does Spuy'ten Duy'vil mean?
“spite + en dive + el” [Dutch slang]
1. a) in spite of the devil b) spitting devil
2. Creek connecting the Harlem and Hudson Rivers