Posted by boston.com March 20, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the me & thee coffeehouse:
Spuyten Duyvil is an Americana powerhouse rising rapidly through the vibrant Northeast music scene. On April 11th, 2014, they bring tightly crafted songs, stellar musicianship and soaring vocal harmonies to Me&Thee Coffeehouse. Opening for Spuyten Duyvil is Greg Klyma, an old school troubadour with contemporary edge.
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 Delarue of New York Music Daily, the band plays "an exuberantly original take on classic Americana that draws on influences from the 70s on forward, from outlaw country to newgrass to folk-pop... They’ve got a sense of humor, sizzling instrumental chops and catchy tunes." Their appearance at Me&Thee Coffeehouse follows a rockin’ 2013 CD release tour for their new CD” Temptation”, featuring stops at The Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival, the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall and the Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia. The New York Times describes their music as “Raucous roots”. The Huffington Post calls them "a mighty powerhouse...channeling straight honky tonk country one minute and drug-addled mystical blues the next. All the playing is hot."
Since it’s release in October, “Temptation” (http://www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com/p/music) quickly reached the #2 song and #7 album spots on the International Folk DJ Chart and broke in to the Top 20 of The Roots Music Report Airplay Chart Top 30 of the Roots 66 Airplay Chart. Spuyten Duyvil’s previous release, “New Amsterdam” (2011) received a “Top American Roots Album 2011” nomination from The Alternate Root TV and placement on a dozen radio DJ “Top Ten” lists.
Me&Thee Coffeehouse is a volunteer-based, not for profit community folk music venue offering the North Shore great original acoustic music . The Boston Globe's Scott Alarik has labelled the Me&Thee "Folk Music's living room." while writer Jeff McLaughlin has said "the Me&Thee has become one of the most prestigious venues north of Boston for first-rank performers." But the Me&Thee has resisted the temptation of becoming a concert hall. It is not. It's a living, breathing folk community that exudes friendliness from the front door back.
The me & thee coffeehouse is locate at 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead, MA. Tickets start at $15.