Spirit Family Reunion – the soon-to-break Brooklyn band that'll make their Newport Folk Festival debut this year – will play May 12 at Mercury Lounge.
Before even releasing their debut album 'No Separation' (June 15), they have opened for Levon Helm and David Wax Museum; confirmed slots with Celebrate Brooklyn (August 4, with The Del McCoury Band; and Cahalen Morrison & Eli West) and the Newport Folk Festival (July 28); and have gained an NYC fanbase.
'No Separation' ranges from the rousing calls of "I Am Following The Sound," posted on Baeble Music, the undeniably soulful "Green Rocky Road," the dusty "Under the Highway," drawing comparisons to Woody Guthrie and The Band.
Paste Magazine said, "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."
Time Out New York testified, "Rabble-rousing Brooklyn folkies Spirit Family Reunion deliver foot-stomping, throaty, joyful songs. We defy you not to tap along."