Photo: Richard Kluver/grass clippings blog Longtime gcb-favorite Spirit Family Reunion is performing every Monday in January at Threes Brewing in Park Slope. The band, which released Hands Together last April and is currently pulling together some […]
In April, Spirit Family Reunion released Hands Together (Amazon & Spotify), its second major album of secular gospel tunes. Since the beginning, the Family has been celebrated for their high energy numbers, of which this album has […]
Brooklyn’s Spirit Family Reunion releases No Separation, its long awaited full-length album, this Friday, June 15th with a special celebration at the Mercury Lounge. If there’s any band that we’ve watched grow over the few […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend Chris Mateer at the Uprooted Music Revue, another badass Brooklyn-based Americana blog, is almost as excited about this week’s grass clippings winter warm up as we are. Chris does more in-depth Q&As […]
Residencies. When I moved to the city, the concept of a “residency” was foreign to this Miami-dweller. Now, the month-long, weekly recurrences are one of my favorite musical inventions … especially when acts like Spirit […]
So, I caught up with the good folks (and my neighbors) in Spirit Family Reunion earlier this week. After one good tour of the south, they made it back to Brooklyn with only two van […]
I still haven’t met my neighbors, Spirit Family Reunion, but they were the first folks I blogged about when I kicked this thing off so I thought it was time for a check in. The […]
For our first installment of local clippings, I look no further than my own neighborhood (Ditmas Park). Here is where Spirit Family Reunion performs everything from Avett Bros-styled crazygrass to old-time gospel. Check out “Woody […]
New Yorkers – there are so many shows for conversation this week that it’s tough to highlight just one or two. But we’ll try.
One I’m most excited about is Andrew Bird’s Friday afternoon set with Soundcheck Live at The Greene Space. His latest album, ‘Break It Yourself,’ has so far topped my list of 2012 faves, and from past shows I’ve seen of his, I’ve learned one thing: expect a lot, and he’ll deliver. This show sold out a day after it was announced, but I suggest checking StubHub for last minute tickets day of. If you’re still out of luck, definitely watch the live stream on the GS site. The show’s at 2 pm, so plug in your headphones, and don’t tell your boss. Or better yet, become your own boss.
Also, a band who was recently announced as among the ranks of Newport Folk Fest-ers taking to the stage this July is First Aid Kit – and Wednesday is your chance to check out the folk country duo at Webster Hall. Below is their video for ‘Emmylou,’ one of my personal favorites.
Not to go without mention is Delta Spirit, who’s touring to promote their new album. It’s quite a departure from the last, and I’m still on the fence; they’ll play Webster Hall with WATERS on Thursday for a sold out show. And also if, like me, you missed out on last Friday’s Bowerbirds show and therefore missed out on one of their awesome opening bands, Mandolin Orange, you’ve been granted a second chance. You can catch ’em tonight at 10 pm at Rockwood Music Hall.
Honestly, all the acts playing this week deserve their own write-up, so I recommend giving them a listen online and catching what you can. The calendar follows:
“A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for.” – Pete Seeger From labor rights to civil rights to the peace movement to environmental causes, folk legends like the late Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, […]
In the four years that we’ve been tracking the Best Tattoos of the Newport Folk Festival, we’ve had two artist winners and one fan winner. This year, those numbers don’t change. The same fan who […]
All photos by Richard Kluver/grass clippings blog As we have for the last four years, the grass clippings team again scanned festivarian flesh at last weekend’s Newport Folk Festival for stand out tats. While we’re always […]