NPR MUSIC POSTS BAND'S SET FROM NEWPORT
DEBUT ALBUM 'NO SEPARATION' HITS ITUNES TOP 100 & #1 ON BANDCAMP
NEXT UP: CELEBRATE BROOKLYN SATURDAY AT 6:30
On the weekend when they were the talk of Newport Folk Festival following a standing ovation on Saturday, the homegrown American music of Spirit Family Reunion also earned acclaim nationally in a NPR Weekend Edition profile. Host David Greene called Spirit Family Reunion "songs that raise your spirit as high as the mercury" and said, "Wow, that's quite a sound."
Newport was abuzz, both on site and on Twitter. NPR All Songs Considered Tweeted on Saturday, "So far Spirit Family Reunion have been kicking up the most dust at Newport."
On the strength of Newport and NPR, the band's debut album 'No Separation' rose into the iTunes Store's top 100 albums and was Bandcamp's #1 album.
The band will also play Celebrate Brooklyn this Saturday, opening the night at the Prospect Park Bandshell at 6:30pm.
The band was also featured in a Refinery 29 fashion spread on Newport fans and artists.
In posting their set from the Newport Folk Festival, NPR Music said, "Brooklyn's Spirit Family Reunion crafts a sweetly ramshackle Americana sound that's part secular gospel revival, part folk ramble. With its vintage instruments and rowdily free-wheeling vibe, the group plays Newport as if the amps are off and the audience is huddled around, clapping along."
Mat Davidson explained to NPR, "A lot of what we try to do is provide the spirit of gospel music without being of a particular faith or excluding any faith. Open-door gospel." Listen to the segment, featuring live performances, here.