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The Social Music Hour, Vol. 1

by Spuyten Duyvil

Essential Traditional Music Arranged For Today's Listener
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Keep Your Skillet Good and Greasy
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2. Hot Time in the Old Town / Preaching On the Old Camp Ground
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3. Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
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4. O Babe It Ain't No Lie
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5. Lord Franklin
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6. Daniel
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7. Barbara Allen
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8. Reno Factory
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9. The Cruel War
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10. Make Me a Pallet (feat. Dena Miller)
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11. Fishing Blues
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Album Notes
"Totally irresistible!" Bob McWilliams, Kansas Public Radio

"Those masters of high-octane Americana… have achieved a breakthrough on their new CD" John Platt, WFUV

"Infused in blues and smoked with folk… an Americana treasure chest" - Easy Ed, No Depression

Contact: www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com | musicanon@gmail.com | +1 917-331-6664 |

New York-based Spuyten Duyvil's (Spite+en Die+vul) third full-length offering is a love letter to Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Music". Returning to the band's beginnings (a porch, a bouzouki, a copy of Rise Up Singing), producer Joe Iadanza and SD's Mark Miller mined this sing-along bible for essential traditional songs. Seeking the lyrically relevant, known but not worn out, open for suggestion songs, the track list thrives with re-interpretation. Jug, Blues, 2nd Line, Piedmont, Roots and Folkrock blend the decades.

The intimate sound of Spuyten Duyvil's 1898 Victorian 'living room turned live room' is key. Old wood, plaster, real spaces, vintage guitars and hot tubes are captured in warm, analog tones by room designer and engineer Jim Keller (Willie Nelson, Nellie McKay). Recorded almost completely live by the full band (no click, no net), the tracks burst with joy and vitality.

Years of touring lend familiarity, intimacy and intuition to the dynamics. The players play off of each other. They harmonize as old friends. And then there is her voice. Lead singer Beth Kaufman stretches out and luxuriates. She inhabits characters, styles and emotions with easy sincerity and virtuosity.

2015 CD release shows: The Historic Blairstown Theater (NJ), Rockwood Music Hall Stage II (NY), Burlap and Bean (PA), Club Passim (MA), One Longfellow Square (ME) and WFMT's Folkstage (IL). For in-studio performances and interviews, please email Lisa Grey at lgrey@optonline.net.

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

"The key to demonstrating that one has an honest grasp on the essence of traditional music is unapologetically riding that line between reverence for the source material and enjoying the reckless abandon that comes from making those traditions live. Spuyten Duyvil does that joyously."
- Mark D. Moss, Sing Out!

"Spuyten Duyvil aren't afraid to take traditional ballads, blues, and spirituals and go big: big sound, big drama, big groove…. Like the great Dolly Parton, they find out who each song is and then do it on purpose."
- Stephan Winnick, The Huffington Post

"Totally irresistible! This one will get a LOT of airplay on KPR..."
- Bob McWilliams, Kansas Public Radio

"Great vocals and top notch musicianship. I like what I am hearing from Spuyten Duyvil."
- Doug Dick, WVGN

" The inspired exploration of traditional American folk songs on The Social Music Hour, Vol 1. affirms their place among today's finest roots and Americana acts."
- Noah Swistak, Philadelphia Folksong Society

"No group of performers make me feel as good as Spuyten Duyvil does!
- Joltin Joe Pszonek, WMSC

"I absolutely love this CD! Spuyten Duyvil definitively smashes the image of folk songs as dusty old museum pieces and proves that folk music is a living tradition!"
- Ron Olesko, WFDU

"A fresh and joyous exploration of traditional tunes”
- Maggi Landau, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

" How can a band manage to sound old-timey and yet so trend-setting at the same time?"
- Kathy Sands-Boehmer, No Depression contributor



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