Saturday, October 21th, 2017
8:00pm - Spuyten Duyvil
"The Social Music Hour Vol. 1" nominated for The Intentional Folk Music Awards Album Of The Year - Jan 2016
“These immensely talented, well-schooled musicians deserve to be heard far and wide – they restoreth thy soul.” - Elmore Magazine
"Raucous Roots..." - The New York Times
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 from California to the Sea of Galilee. Closer to home, Spuyten Duyvil are regulars at Caramoor's American Roots Music Festival, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and have rallied Met's fans on the Jumbotron at Citifield.
“This is as close to a musical "Come to Jesus" moment as you'll get outside the gospel roots of the deep south. Yonkers, NY based Spuyten Duyvil are the real deal when it comes to roots revivalist Americana music. Historians, outstanding songwriters, accomplished musicians and a musical family atmosphere converge to make some of the most outstanding music around today.” - The Alternate Root TV
9:15pm - Man About A Horse
Man About a Horse brandishes strong ties to the folk music tradition, with a progressive streak that informs their original songwriting. Equally at home picking in concert parking lots and performing on stage at some of the nation’s finest bluegrass festivals, the quintet is known for its vocal harmonies, its uptempo, high-energy sets, and its rock-solid, authentic songwriting.
Man About a Horse was formed in 2014 when two Philadelphia musicians, Matt Thomas (bass) and Matt “Roy” Royles (guitar and vocals), chanced to discover shared love of bluegrass. The band’s roster now includes Dan Whitener (banjo), Nate Lanzino (mandolin), and Elizabeth Cary (fiddle and violin). Man About a Horse has performed at festivals around the northeastern U.S., and shared bills with the likes of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Travelin’ McCourys, Danny Barnes, Donna the Buffalo, Wood & Wire, and many others. Their debut album (“The EP,” 2015) earned national airplay and blog covering. The band is self-releasing its debut full-length album on April 28, 2017.