Spuyten Duyvil

Friday, October 16 at 8 PM

Spuyten Duyvil

Spuyten Duyvil – “Those masters of high-octane Americana, Spuyten Duyvil, have achieved a breakthrough on their new CD, “The Social Music Hour Vol, 1.” – John Platt, WFUV

“Infused in blues and smoked with folk…. This album is an Americana treasure chest.” – Easy Ed, No Depression

“This is as close to a musical “Come to Jesus” moment as you’ll get outside the gospel roots of the deep south. Yonkers, NY based Spuyten Duyvil are the real deal when it comes to roots revivalist Americana music. Historians, outstanding songwriters, accomplished musicians and a musical family atmosphere converge to make some of the most outstanding music around today.” -William Hurley, The Alternate Root TV

Seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced “SPITE-en DIE+vul”) 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 six piece powerhouse brings barn burning energy to venues throughout the Northeast and Midwest.

It’s an exciting time for the Hudson Valley based band. They have just released their third full length CD, “The Social Music Hour Vol 1”. A love letter to the Anthology of American Folk Music, the project features lyrically relevant, known but not worn out, open for suggestion songs that thrives with re-interpretation. Familiar, forgotten words find new meaning in this historically informed but thoroughly contemporary treatment. Old wood, plaster, real spaces, vintage guitars and hot tubes are captured in warm, analog tones by studio designer and engineer Jim Keller (Willie Nelson, Nellie McKay). Recorded by the full band (no click, no net), the tracks burst with life, joy and vitality.

Since it’s release in March, “The Social Music Hour Vol. 1” has received a lot of love on the radio with airplay on over 225 stations including rotation on SiriusXM’s The Village. The CD reached the #2 spot on the International Folk Radio Airplay chart AND the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Album Chart AND Airplay Direct’s Top 50 Americana/AAA Albums. In May, “The Social Music Hour Vol. 1” dominated the The Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Folk Song Chart taking the #1 and #2 spots.

Their 2013 CD, “Temptation” 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”.

2014 saw the band tour the Northeast, Midwest and Northern California with featured shows at Citi Field (Formerly Shea Stadium), Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Center, and The Philadelphia Folk Festival’s main stage.

In 2015, the band’s release shows included WNTI Live On-Air (NJ), Rockwood Music Hall Stage II (NY), Acoustic Celebration (CT), Club Passim (MA), One Longfellow Square (ME), Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival and WFMT’s Folkstage (IL).

Drop them on a large festival stage and they electrify the crowd. Place them in a listening room and their stripped down acoustic sets connect powerfully. Tireless organizers, they have created, booked and hosted the UrbanH2O concert series in Yonkers, NY and festival workshops (including ‘The Backstage Sessions’ and ‘The Social Music Hour’) encouraging collaboration between artists and the audience at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Folk Alliance International Conference and Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival.
New CD “The Social Music Hour Vol. 1” (rel. 3.14.15) By The Numbers:
International Folk Radio Airplay Chart
#2 Album
#3 Artist (total plays)
6 songs in the Top 25 Songs
3 month in the Top 10 Albums
5 months in the Top 25 Albums
#2 Airplay Direct Top 50 APD Americana / AAA Albums
#2 Traditional Folk Album – Roots Music Report
#1 and #2 Contemporary Folk Song – Roots Music Report (same week)
#4 Folk Song – Roots Music Report
#19 Alternate Root Magazine Roots 66 Airplay Chart
Top Ten Songs Of The Week (Hot Time In The Old Town) – The Alternate Root Magazine
In Rotation on SiriusXM’s The Village
“Totally irresistible! … This one will get a LOT of airplay on KPR.” Bob McWilliams, Kansas Public Radio
“… the band’s arrangements, energy, and attitude always amaze me …big sound, big drama, big groove… They give each one what it needs to stand out” – Stephan Winnick, The Huffington Post
“Raucous Roots…” – Phillip Lutz, The New York Times
Temptation (rel. 2013)
“I’ll Fly Away” hits #2 song and “Temptation” hits #7 album on October 2013’s International Folk DJ Radio Play Chart
“Temptation” reaches #27 on December 2013’s The Roots 66 International Airplay Chart
“Temptation” reaches #20 on Roots Music Report Folk Top 50 Radio Airplay Chart October 2013
“Temptation” enters Top 20 of Roots Music Report Folk Top 50 Internet Radio Airplay Chart December 2013
“To me they are the hottest new band in folk music … and one of the best” – Legendary DJ Gene Shay ~ WXPN – Top Host Pick of 2011
—Ear Candy Music Contest Winners — “Pure Americana at its best, Spuyten Duyvil takes the traditional sounds of the American south and makes them fresh and new. The band’s musicianship is outstanding and Beth Kaufman’s soaring vocals tie them all together.” – College News, Boston Hannah International
“This group is terrific! High energy and original approaches to their own songs and traditional tunes.” – Wanda Adams Fischer, The Hudson River Sampler, WAMC
“New Amsterdam” (rel 2011) – Top CD lists for 2011
Nominated for Best American Roots Album by The Alternate Root TV WMFT
Rich Warren’s Favorite CDs of 2011 – Chicago, IL WXPN Year in


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