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atomicpope
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:55 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 783 Location: Knawksville, TN
they are playing a camping/party/festival with a few local bands.

where they playing tonight?
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atomicpope
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:44 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 783 Location: Knawksville, TN
nevermind...found it!
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lbrod
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:47 pm Reply with quote
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therodge
Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:14 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Spirit Family Reunion is hitting the road and they have some new music out. Don't miss'em!

Listen to THIS and THIS


May 14 The Living Room - New York, NY
May 21 Jammin' Java - Vienna, VA
May 24 D.B.A. - New Orleans, LA
May 25 Alabama Music Box- Mobile, AL
May 26 Gip's Place - Bessemer, AL
May 27 Flying Monkey Art Space - Huntsville, AL
May 28 Sluggo's - Chattanooga, TN
May 31 The Get Down - Asheville, NC
Jun 01 Morelock Music - Knoxville, TN
Jun 02 Saxapahaw Rivermill Series - Saxapahaw, NC
Jun 03 The Pinhook - Durham, NC
Jun 04 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, VA
Jun 06 Bayside Bowl - Portland, ME
Jun 07 The Oak and the Ax - Biddeford, ME
Jun 09 Billsville House Concerts - Williamstown, MA
Jun 15 Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
Jun 16 Colony Cafe - Woodstock, NY
Jul 26 FloydFest - Floyd, VA
Jul 27 FloydFest - Floyd, VA
Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival - Newport, RI
Aug 04 Celebrate Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
Sep 21 Fresh Grass Festival at Mass MoCA - North Adams, MA

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Jumpin' Bean
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:56 am Reply with quote
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One of these days I'm going to look at the pictures I took of them last August and possibly post a few here.

Dang weeknight shows. I'm tempted to risk being a crabby teacher on the morning of the 22nd...these guy (and gal) are worth it!

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atomicpope
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:34 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 783 Location: Knawksville, TN
therodge wrote:
Jun 01 Morelock Music - Knoxville, TN


Won't miss this one!
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atomicpope
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:36 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 783 Location: Knawksville, TN
That Newport Folk Festival show is a big deal!

Newport Folk Fesitval is on my bucketlist...one day I will be there!
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lbrod
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:42 pm Reply with quote
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Jumpin' Bean wrote:
One of these days I'm going to look at the pictures I took of them last August and possibly post a few here.

Dang weeknight shows. I'm tempted to risk being a crabby teacher on the morning of the 22nd...these guy (and gal) are worth it!


Go for it! You deserve to have some fun.
You're about to blow that town anyway.
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GumboStu
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:28 pm Reply with quote
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LMAO Laughing

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Jumpin' Bean
Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 4:06 pm Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 25 Sep 2008 Posts: 1018 Location: Madison, WI
lbrod wrote:

Go for it! You deserve to have some fun.
You're about to blow that town anyway.


You are right lbrod, I should take advantage while I am still here...only 3.5 weeks of school left and then I'm outta here. They appear to be the openers, so I might go and leave after their set.

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lbrod
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:18 pm Reply with quote
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Yes. New and improved outlaw Bean.
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buggin
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:31 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 26 Jan 2006 Posts: 599 Location: JELLICO TN
I think Morgan O'kane is joining them too! On a few dates

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therodge
Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:27 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Spirit Family Reunion, Hooray for Riff Raff, and The Broken Wing Routine are playing my radio show next Wednesday (05/30) at 1:00 p.m. central!

11 folks in our small radio studio! Gonna be a ton of fun! Y'all make sure to tune in

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Kitty
Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:14 am Reply with quote
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Dang... good thing I took some time to check this out.... June 2nd and 3rd in my backyard about... and haven't heard a dang thing about it. Will have to try and swing one of them for sure!
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therodge
Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:17 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:00 pm central will be my biggest show to date

We've got three bands coming in to play
Spirit Family Reunion
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Broken Wing Routine


I'd really appreciate it if y'all tuned in. I know I play a lot of crazy music a lot of the times but I really think this one is made for y'all. Good honest live string band music.

Give the links above a listen and if you like it...

LISTEN HERE Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. central... hope I dont goof up, ha! It's gonna be a doozy!

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therodge
Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:23 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Y'all can also listen on the go via 'iHeartRadio' smartphone app... just download it then search 'WRVU' within the app.

hey, here's a vid of them playing at the last Bristol Rhythm & Roots

Don't forget, TODAY at 1PM central. See y'all then!

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therodge
Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:04 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee



Show 96 - Spirit Family Reunion / Hurray for the Riff Raff / Broken Wing Routine / Zeke Healy

One of my favorite bands, Spirit Family Reunion, bring in a bunch of their friends and create one of the most memorable Delicious Elixir's yet. Hurray for the Riff Raff, Broken Wing Routine, and Zeke Healy were a great time and the whole thing crescendos at the end. Whoo-weee!

Aired live 05/30/12

http://www.spiritfamilyreunion.com
http://hurrayfortheriffraff.com
http://www.myspace.com/brokenwingroutine

Also listen to,
Delicious Elixir - Show 62 - Spirit Family Reunion II
Live In-Studio Performances
Delicious Elixir - Show 89 - Old Time Religion

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buggin
Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:48 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 26 Jan 2006 Posts: 599 Location: JELLICO TN
I think they are going to play at the Bob Dylan Birthday Bash at Market Square in Knoxville TN too.

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atomicpope
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:50 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 783 Location: Knawksville, TN
the pre-order of the new record has started. You get a bonus track, and you can also order it on vinyl!

http://spiritfamilyreunion.bandcamp.com/
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therodge
Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:09 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
How were the shows, folks?

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buggin
Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:14 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 26 Jan 2006 Posts: 599 Location: JELLICO TN
The one at Morelocks in Knoxvilee was amazing. Morgan O'kane had lost his voice so him and Zeke did a few instrumentals and Zeke sang one or two. Spirit Family went on last and had everyone one up on the stage with them for the most part. Plus a few from the audience!!

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therodge
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:06 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Write up in No Depression

Spirit Family Reunion
"No Separation"

In Americana/Roots Music, there is an explosion of bands. The tradition inspired youth of America has taken the "sound" and embellished it, utilized the unspoken rules of the "folk process", defied the purity of Bill Monroe, added drums, accordions and free-for-all fun, gas can basses, pretty girls playing washboards, (handsome guys too) and has taken bluegrass to several new dimensions. Enter Spirit Family Reunion, the the ready-to-break Brooklyn band that's already been booked at Newport Folk Festival and opened for the legendary, late Levon Helm and also the Alabama Shakes. While it's fairly easy to categorize most Roots bands these days, Spirit Family Reunion concentrates on deep, subtle spiritual lyrics heavily influenced by traditional mountain string band music, with drums, an occasional accordion and lots of soul. Not preachy at all, just tastefully rousing and raucous. Without copying, their music reminds me of a blend of the Felice Bros, Old Crow Medicine Show, and even John Prine.

Their newest recording, No Separation, to be self-released on June 15, will also be accompanied by band songbooks with lyrics and chords. Guitarist/vocalist Nick Panken says, "We write simple songs that anyone could pick up on. There's a simplicity and universality."

Reminiscent of Woody Guthrie, The Anthology of American Folk Music, and The Band, the songs are intended to be sung by a wide audience, both at Spirit Family Reunion concerts and beyond. Bassist/vocalist Ken Woodward explains, "In performance, we try to break through the invisible shell that keeps people separated, which is why people say we're a joyful band." Panken adds, "Our audience doesn't just stand there. It's participatory."

The songwriting grew from the band's year-long residency at Lovin' Cup Café. Panken recalls, "We started playing these old church songs. We thought that we'd take the feeling and make it more universal."
From the debut album 'No Separation,' the Spirit Family Reunion songbook includes "I Want To Be Relieved," "I'll Find a Way," "No Separation," and "To All My Friends and Relations."



Spirit Family Reunion drummer Peter Pezzimenti and friend Brian Belott formed a partnership to collect an archive of found recordings when the latter found what would become a staple of the band's set. A thrift store in Colorado unveiled an acetate of a song called "Give Me Wings" by the mysteriously named Cunningham. "It's an aluminum disc sprayed with acetate, a ten inch," recalls Pezzimenti. "He was one of the most powerful singers we'd found and we named him King Cunningham. He was a preacher."

"We collect reel-to-reels, wire recordings, answering machine tapes, and such, personal recordings made by amateurs, all one of a kind," says the drummer, who is also an abstract painter. He and Belott hosted WPS1's Lost and Found Sound show, affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art.
"I played it for the band without saying who it was one night." Spirit Family Reunion picked up their instruments and the arrangement came together immediately.

The band took the song, sped it up, and added their infectious harmonies and propulsive percussion, and recorded it for their debut album 'No Separation,' out June 15.

Blogs are starting to pick up on what bookers at Newport Folk Festival and Celebrate Brooklyn already know. Brooklyn Vegan posted "I Want To Be Relieved" and hailed the band's "rowdiness."

My Old Kentucky Blog posted "I Am Following the Sound," calling 'No Separation' "the fervor of a tent revival with the wallop of a bare-knuckle brawler… hoothollerstampandshout."

Baeble Music said, "We couldn't be more excited."

Spirit Family Reunion has confirmed an album release show at NYC's Mercury Lounge June 15.

Spirit Family Reunion is Maggie Carson (banjo and vocals), Mat Davidson (fiddle and vocals), Nick Panken (guitar and vocals), Pezzimenti (drums and vocals), Stephen Weinheimer (washboard, drums, and vocals), and Ken Woodward (upright bass and vocals).

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atomicpope
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:48 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 783 Location: Knawksville, TN
If anyone has preordered it, did you get the bonus track Give Me Wings? I pre-ordered it, and downlaoded it, but never seen where to download the bonus track.
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Dan
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:46 am Reply with quote
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Your atomic Holiness,
just caught up with this thread and saw the interpretive Dance video. I went down to see them in Brooklyn last year and before they went on they projected an old Black and White silent film about Natives on an Island ( King Kong Like Natives) kidnapping the heroine and the heroic sea captain rescuing her, They played selections from the Anthology of American Folk Music as the soundtrack to this.. it was incredibly entertainingly bizzare.
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atomicpope
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:25 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 783 Location: Knawksville, TN
Dan wrote:
Your atomic Holiness,
just caught up with this thread and saw the interpretive Dance video. I went down to see them in Brooklyn last year and before they went on they projected an old Black and White silent film about Natives on an Island ( King Kong Like Natives) kidnapping the heroine and the heroic sea captain rescuing her, They played selections from the Anthology of American Folk Music as the soundtrack to this.. it was incredibly entertainingly bizzare.


Sounds like a great time!
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therodge
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:07 pm Reply with quote
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Spirit Family Reunion's full set from Newport Folk Fest.

Give this one a listen, y'all

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:32 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Rodge!
Love me some Spirit Family!
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therodge
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:12 pm Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Just noticed you can download it HERE

Friggin' FIRE

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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:09 pm Reply with quote
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grabbin it by the tail Cool

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therodge
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:30 am Reply with quote
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Yes Sir !!!

Listen to it yet?!

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