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Spuyten Duyvil releases ‘Temptation’ at Rockwood Music Hall Stage II on Oct 5th

Sep 12 | Posted by: Mark
Local Roots band debuts songs from their highly anticipated sophomore release at NYC’s best listening room



(212) 477- 4155 | OCTOBER 5, 2013 | 7PM


October 5th, Spuyten Duyvil brings its soaring vocals, jug band energy, incendiary fiddle and Chicago-style blues harp to Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage II on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. With Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced ("SPITE-en DIE-vil"), every performance is a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music. According to WFMT’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. Philip Lutz of The New York Times describes its sound as “raucous roots.”

Focused on “Temptation,” the CD’s theme and title, the album showcases the band’s evolution from intriguing newcomers to seasoned troubadours. It features eight tightly crafted new songs by husband-and-wife songwriting duo Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, plus two rootsy covers (“I’ll Fly Away” and “Honey On My Grave” by Red Molly’s Abbie Gardner). Working from the band’s new Jim Keller-designed studio, producer Sheldon Steiger (Joss Stone, Joe Jackson) has leveraged the warm, honest sound of the band’s 1898 Victorian “living room turned live room” to craft powerful yet intimate soundscapes with minimal post production.                                                                                               
Spuyten Duyvil’s previous release, “New Amsterdam” (2011), was a DJ favorite, receiving enthusiastic airplay on more than 165 stations in five countries. It was also honored with a “Top American Roots Album 2011” nomination from The Alternate Root TV and placed on a dozen radio DJ “Top Ten” lists.

Rockwood Music Hall’s beautiful Stage II provides an intimate finish to a summer tour featuring stops at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Illinois’ Krannert Performing Arts Center and Levitt Pavilion's SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA.

"They're a mighty seven-piece powerhouse... All the playing is hot" - Stephen Winick, The Huffington Post

Rebecca Pronsky, a born and raised Brooklynite, opens the show at 7PM with her twangy folk that is as “urban as it is rural, not afraid to be sophisticated” (Maverick). She’s a “poetic lyricist” (All Music Guide), who sounds “more retro than redneck” (Creative Loafing).


Contact: Mark Miller
Spuyten Duyvil Music Ltd
(917) 331-6664

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