Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Hailing from the Hudson Valley, Spuyten Duyvil's (pronounced: "Spite + n Dive + l") soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, amped-up lap steel guitar and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music.
Listening to this joyous eight piece band for the first time is like throwing a cherry bomb into a lake. It wakes you up. Their 2011 release, "New Amsterdam" was a DJ favorite receiving enthusiastic airplay on over 165 stations in 5 countries and a "Top American Roots Album 2011" nomination from The Alternate Root TV.
According to legendary WXPN Folk DJ, Gene Shay, "they are the hottest new band in folk music ... and one of the best".
In 2012, the journey that began on a front porch with a Bouzouki and copy of Rise Up Singing is making stops at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Mad. Sq. Park, The Black Potatoe Music Festival, Caramoor's American Roots Music Festival, and Musikfest.
CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park located in the heart of Ridgefield. It is totally funded by individual and foundation donations as well as contributions from local businesses. It is co-sponsored by the town of Ridgefield through its Parks & Rec. Dep't. and The Ridgefield Press. Concerts begin at 7p.m.
CHIRP's mission is to present to its audience music and professional musicians who would not normally otherwise have a venue in the Ridgefield/Danbury area. It's main goal is to build community through shared experience.
Thursday, 09 August, 2012
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