Wow, how am I going to choose only ten shows – out of 177 – as my top shows of last year? So many of the shows I attended were terrific so narrowing the list to ten is not easy.
I was excited to see this band because their music seemed to be right up my favorite alley. I felt the energy that emanates from one of their publicity photos, and their live show supported that feeling.
The band has this to say: “Hailing from the Hudson Valley, Spuyten Duyvil’s (pronounced “SPITE-en DIE-vil”) soaring vocals, traditional jug-band energy, slide guitar and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music. “They are the hottest new band in folk music … and one of the best”, says legendary WXPN Folk DJ, Gene Shay. According to WFMT-Chicago’s Rich Warren, listening to this joyous band for the first time is like “throwing a cherry bomb into a lake”. It wakes you up.”
The Alternate Root is pleased to host a special night of filming featuring Spuyten Duyvil on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Doors are at 6PM and you can be included (for a $25 donation) by contacting us via e-mail through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located just 25 minutes from downtown Boston and free parking! How can you go wrong with that???