Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Newport-Booked Spirit Family Reunion Prepping Debut, Opened For Levon Last Month

Spirit Family Reunion, the Brooklyn outfit which plays original American music rooted in old time, gospel, and traditional folk, is in the studio this week mixing their debut full-length album for summer release. The band is set to break out in 2012, with a Newport Folk Festival booking and having opened for Levon Helm and David Wax Museum. Spirit Family Reunion plays timeless, homegrown American music that has fans stomping, clapping, shaking and hollering.

Paste Magazine recently compared them to The Band, naming them a "best of what's next." Click here to read the Paste feature and hear "When My Name Is Spoken." Jeff Giles writes, "All dusty acoustic guitars, wailing fiddles and weeping accordions, with a woozy-yet-skintight rhythm section—and topped off with burr-edged vocals that sound like they’ve been soaked in a Mason jar for generations—it’s the type of music that blurs the line between past and present so thoroughly, and so deftly, that time feels irrelevant."

To hear previous tracks from Spirit Family Reunion, please click here.

Baeble Music said, "Enter Spirit Family Reunion, a group with so much country soul they make the mountains of the Carolinas look like Northern New Jersey."

Spirit Family Reunion Tour Dates:

Apr 14 Brown Folk Festival Providence, RI

Apr 15 Brunch Session Boston, MA

Apr 15 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA

Apr 16 Bowery Electric New York, NY

Apr 20 The Kenmore Inn Fredericksburg, VA

Apr 21 Rhythm n Blooms Festival Knoxville, TN

Apr 26 House Concert Providence, RI

Apr 27 The Oak and the Ax Biddeford, ME

Apr 28 Belfast Free Range Music Festival Belfast, ME

May 11 TomTom Festival Charlottesville, VA

May 12 Mercury Lounge New York, NY

May 21 Jammin' Java Vienna, VA

Jul 26 FloydFest Floyd, VA

Jul 27 FloydFest Floyd, VA

Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI

Sep 21 Fresh Grass Festival at Mass MoCA North Adams, MA

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