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Spuyten Duvyil Releases "The Social Music Hour Vol. 1" on 3.14.15 - Northeast and Midwest Tour Dates Announced

Mar 14 | Posted by: Mark
Hudson Valley, New York-based band's love letter to Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Music" to feature songs popularized by Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, Big Bill Broonzy, Woody Guthrie, and Lead Belly.

"Infused in blues and smoked with folk...an Americana treasure chest."  - Easy Ed, No Depression

"Those masters of high-octane Americana… have achieved a breakthrough on their new CD" 
- John Platt, WFUV

Northeast CD Release shows:
in NJ 3.14.15
The Cooperage Project in Honesdale, Pokonos, PA 3.15.2015
Rockwood Music Hall Stage II in NYC 3.28.15
Acoustic Celebration in Ridgefield CT 4.12.15
Club Passim in Cambridge, MA 4.22.15
One Longfellow Square in Portland, ME 4.23.15
The Payomet Center For The Performing Arts, Cape Cod, MA 4.25.15
Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square PA 5.2.15
The Caramoor Center For The Performing Arts in Katonah, Westchester NY 6.27.15

Midwest CD Release shows:
WFMT's Folkstage
The Woodstock Folk Festival in Woodstock, IL 7.19.15

"Big sound, big drama, big groove…."
- Stephan Winnick, The Huffington Post

"Totally irresistible!"
- Bob McWilliams, Kansas Public Radio
Spuyten Duyvil's (pronounced "SPITE+en DIE+vul") 3rd full length CD, "Social Music Hour Vol. 1" returns the band to its beginnings; a porch, a bouzouki, a copy of Rise Up Singing. Producer Joe Iadanza and bandleader Mark Miller mine this well worn sing-along bible for lyrically relevant, known but not worn out, open for suggestion songs that thrive with re-interpretation. Jug, Blues, 2nd Line, Piedmont, Roots and Folkrock blend the decades.
The intimate sound of Spuyten Duyvil's 1898 Victorian 'living room turned live room' is key. Old wood, plaster, real spaces, vintage guitars and hot tubes are captured in warm, analog tones by room designer and engineer Jim Keller (Willie Nelson, Nellie McKay). Recorded live by the full band (no click, no net), the tracks burst with joy and vitality.
Years of touring lend familiarity, intimacy and intuition to the dynamics. The players play off of each other. They harmonize as old friends. And then there is her voice. Lead singer Beth Kaufman stretches out and luxuriates. She inhabits characters, styles and emotions with easy sincerity and virtuosity.

"The inspired exploration of traditional American folk songs on "The Social Music Hour, Vol 1". affirms Spuyten Duyvil's place among today's finest roots and Americana acts." 
- Noah Swistak, Philadelphia Folksong Society

"The key to demonstrating that one has an honest grasp on the essence of traditional music is unapologetically riding that line between reverence for the source material and enjoying the reckless abandon that comes from making those traditions live. Spuyten Duyvil does that joyously..."
 - Mark D. Moss, Sing Out!
The band's 2013 CD “Temptation” quickly reached the #2 song and #7 album spots on the International Folk DJ Chart and broke in to the Top 20 of The Roots Music Report Airplay Chart Top 30 of the Roots 66 Airplay Chart. Spuyten Duyvil’s first release, “New Amsterdam” (2011) received a “Top American Roots Album 2011” nomination from The Alternate Root TV and placement on a dozen radio DJ “Top Ten” lists.

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Interviews and Press Contact:
Beth Kaufman | Spuyten Duyvil Music Ltd | (917) 562-8584 | Beth@imix.org
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