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The Philadelphia Folksong Society Presents Spuyten Duyvil’s ‘Temptation’ CD Release at The Ardmore Music Hall on October 20th

Oct 16 | Posted by: Mark

NYC Roots band debuts songs from their highly anticipated sophomore release at the Main Line’s best new listening room.


ARDMORE MUSIC HALL | 23 EAST LANCASTER AVE | (610-649-8389 | OCT 20, 2013 | 8PM


“They’re a mighty seven-piece powerhouse… All the playing is hot.”   - Stephan Winick, The Huffington Post

On October 20th, Spuyten Duyvil brings its soaring vocals, jug band energy, incendiary fiddle and Chicago-style blues harp to The Ardmore Music Hall on Philadelphia’s Main Line. With Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced ("SPITE-en DIE-vil"), every performance is 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.

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 over 165 stations in 5 countries, a “Top American Roots Album 2011” nomination from The Alternate Root TV and placement on a dozen radio DJ “Top Ten” lists.

The Ardmore Music Hall marks the band’s return to the Philadelphia area following a summer tour featuring stops at The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilion's SteelStacks Stage, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival, and the Bethel Woods and Krannert Performing Arts Centers.

www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com | www.ardmoremusic.comwww.pfs.org

Contact: Mark Miller | Spuyten Duyvil Music Ltd | (917) 331-6664 | Musicanon@gmail.com

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