MORRISTOWN, NJ - Spuyten Duyvil will perform at The Minstrel on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. Opening act will be Moss Henry and the Bryophytes.
The event is part of the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by the Folk Project each Friday evening at the Fellowship. Admission is $10 per adult at the door. Children 12 and under are free. For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.folkproject.org. The Folk Project website http://www.folkproject.org/minstrel/minstrel.shtml also offers music samples of Minstrel performers.
Spuyten Duyvil [SPITE-en DIVE-el] might be thought of as Big Band Folk Music. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends old time, blues, bluegrass and folk rock to create a uniquely modern mix. The six-member group explodes off the stage with infectious energy. They "...roll like an old time tent show, but instead of selling worthless snake oil, they deliver a package of gems, well crafted tunes and stories that are pure fun to listen to." (Ron Olesko)
Riding high on their International Folk Music Awards Album of the Year nomination, 2016 was a year of great adventures for Spuyten Duyvil. Their tour of Israel (backed by the American Embassy) featured two headline sets at the Jacob’s Ladder Festival on the Sea of Galilee. Back in the United States, the band performed at the Philly Folk Fest, Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival, New Bedford Folk Festival, South Florida Folk Festival, Long Island’s Great South Bay Music Festival and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Opening act Moss Henry & the Bryophytes is a quartet of veteran musicians who play the music of the American Southwest. They harken back to the days of cowboy movies, honky tonks, and the Opry. The songs of Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, and others are tastefully rendered with good guitar work and fine harmonies.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.
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