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by The Five Points Band

"This record is a freaking Masterpiece...all these tracks linger like the smell of good weed, fine wine and hot love"--Popa Chubby
Genre: Rock: American Trad Rock
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1. Old Man River
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2. Everywhere
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3. Big Black Engine
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4. Itsy Bitsy
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5. Old Friend John
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6. Carrion Crow
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7. On the Compound
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8. Funny
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9. Sunshine in Hell
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10. Drinkin
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11. Gamblin
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12. Foolkiller
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Album Notes
The Five Points Band’s music is texture and insight into a world not always filled with happy endings, where outlaws can be heroes, where oddities are welcomed and monsters are friends. Formed in the Lower East Side of New York in the late 90′s, The Five Points Band is a family spanning three generations. On stage the band creates an enchanted atmosphere, using three distinctive lead vocals which at times blend and soar in harmony.

Robin the Hammer, the paterfamilia, is the son of a tough Russian father and a cultured Jamaican mother. His musical center lies somewhere between Stravinsky’s The Rites of Spring, Muddy Waters, Frank Zappa and Slim Gaylard. An educated man, Robin has managed to carve out a living for himself as an artist of high caliber. As a Jeweler, he has worked for Billy Idol, John Entwhistle, Larry Blackmon, High Times and many others. As a musician, he has graced stages from Europe to LA, New Orleans to New York, solo or with bands, back-up or lead, and in front of 10 or 10,000 he always delivers. As a mystic and a philosopher he can amuse, confuse, bewilder and impress anyone smart enough to buy him a drink.

Miss Acacia is the daughter of Robin the Hammer and Sweetbryar. A child of NYC, she will let YOU know where it’s at and leave you with no doubts. Acacia has a style that is often copied, but never duplicated, and a voice that keeps audiences fawning over her long after she has left the building. Acacia has toured and recorded with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recorded with Jimmy Scott, performed with Porno For Pyros, and worked with Dave Navarro on his solo release.

Jbird Bowman is an accomplished drummer with a history as dark, scary and rotten as the inside of a scotch barrel. Not much of a conversationalist, Jbird’s wooing of Miss Acacia consisted of throwing a chocolate bar a day into her room then quickly disappearing. Eventually, the plan paid off and he was associated, in her mind at least, with chocolate and sweetness. What a coup. Since the birth of their son, Macky, Jbird has mellowed enough to actually produce the next Five Points Band CD entitled “Family” available in spring of 2011.

Mckinley Bowman is the son of Acacia and Jason. He started playing drums at the age of .33. At the age of 9, he is something to see. Macky has toured with the band to Norway and New Orleans, as well as many dates in New York. Past credits include being awesome, being grumpy, and playing the first bass note of “Under the Bridge” with the Chili Peppers in front of 25,000; he could care less.

Kirk Reinert both produced and painted the cover for “Ida the Spider & the American Dream,” Five Points’ third CD. An accomplished artist, Kirk has painted for Clive Barker, Creepy & Eerie magazine, KISS, and George Lucas to name a few. Kirk stayed on after producing to play bass whenever Acacia gets tired of it.

Sweetbryar is wife to Robin, mother to Acacia, grandmother to Macky. She is the spinner of webs and the bringer of faith. She is the breaker of dogmas and the enemy of falsehoods. She is the soul of funny and the truth of Love, all wrapped in a sweet, wicked little lady. Sweetbryar occasionally comes up to tell a story or to sing along.

The Five Points Band are sure to entertain, and being a family, they do it together, with style and grace. The intelligence, humor and raw power of their performance not only turns fans on, but is the reason the band itself does what it does…it just feels good.



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Scott A. Babcock

Family is the Optimal
Stunning! From the opening number (on youtube video) to the closing cut the musicianship is magnificent. Miss Acacia's voice haunts your memory as you sing each of her songs in your head. The guitar riffs are so varied and masterful you have a hard time believing they are played by the same person. J Bird's drumming is crisp and subtley amazing. Fav's are "Old Man River", "Itsy Bitsy", "Drinkin/Gamblin" and "On the Compound". But, this is a complete work. It has the staying power of the classics. Every time I listen to it I hear something new.