Yonkers - New York - United States
About the Band
New CD "The Social Music Hour Vol. 1" (rel. 3.14.15):
#2 Airplay Direct Top 50 APD Americana / AAA Albums 3.3.15
#19 Alternate Root Magazine Top Albums
Top Ten Songs Of The Week (Hot Time In The Old Town) - The Alternate Root Magazine 3.14.15
"CD of The Week" WFMT (IL)
"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
"Spuyten Duyvil light a fire from within on “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”. The band rattle and squeezes out a jug band ruckus that shakes your bones with a punk rock energy as it coseys up to Olde Time music melodies and rhythms."
- Danny McCloskey, The Alternate Root Magazine http://bit.ly/1G32MrR
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.
"They're a mighty powerhouse....All the playing is hot." - Stephen D. Winick, The Huffington Post
"Raucous Roots..." - Phillip Lutz, The New York Times
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 is gearing up for release shows including The Historic Blairstown Theater (NJ), Rockwood Music Hall Stage II (NY), Godfrey Daniels (PA), Club Passim (MA), One Longfellow Square (ME) 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.
"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
"Spuyten Dyvil's new CD "Temptation" is appropriately named as once you hear it you will be tempted to lock it into your CD player and just keep playing it over and over. The band sounds super tight with great harmonies and if you can see them live, as I did, do so as soon as you possibly can." - Doug Dick, Doug Lewis Show ~ WVGN Virgin Islands - "Temptation" Review
"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
"Spuyten Duyvil's songs draw on the roots of American music and history, but in the hands of eight superb performers they crackle with energy that's both contemporary and downright irresistible." - John Platt, WFUV
"I totally love Spuyten Duyvill ... I heard a track on satellite radio, dug it out and auditioned and was very impressed." - Bob McWilliams, Trail Mix, Kansas Public Radio - Best 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" (release date 6/10/2011) - 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 Review
Gene Shay's Top Ten Host Picks 2011 - Philadelphia, PA
WFDU Top Ten Folk CDs of 2011 - Ron Olesko, Host Traditions
WFUV Best of 2011 Staff Picks - John Platt Honorable Mention - New York, NY
Radio Crystal Blue Best New Artist for 2011
WVPE Top 30 Albums of 2011 Al Kniola & Norm Mast, Hosts The Back Porch South Bend, IN
WTUF Best of 2011 Donna Mavity, Host Donna's Americana Hour, Thomasville, GA
Airplay on Over 165 Stations Nationwide including Sirius XM's The Village
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The Social Music Hour, Vol. 1
Label: Self Release
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Traditional Folk, Folk
Songs on the Album
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Label: Self Released
Songs on the Album