On Saturday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m., 6 On The Square (6OTS) is proud to present The Grand Slambovians (AKA Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams)! Singled out as Hudson Valley Magazine's "Band of the Year." On stage, Gandalf Murphy creates an enchanting atmosphere, using traditional folk instruments, tasty electric guitar and distinctive singing and songwriting. Hopefully you made your reservations already.
The Grand Slambovians’ music has elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even some Frank Zappa as well. The band is led by songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals/guitar/harmonica) "Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic, the entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo's voice." - The Big Issue, Scotland, UK. Longo is joined by: Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin); Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc); and Eric Puente (drums, percussives). The Slambovians charm from the first note, creating a contagious vibe that feeds the soul.
"These are great songs, captured in a chaotic, unstoppable and barely describable landslide of an album." Acoustic Magazine June 2011
In 1998 The Circus emerged from the misty hills of Sleepy Hollow, NY, and exploded upon the Hudson Valley music scene with their stunning self-produced debut release, "A Good Thief Tips His Hat". The quirky quartet then began touring throughout the northeast, then headlining major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK and rapidly developing a fiercely loyal, all-ages following.
"They may term it 'Hillbilly-Pink Floyd' and sure, they have an air of both Floyd and maybe Bowie at times, atop their folk-country roots (note, not fauxcountry) but it's done with a warmth and comfort of a mystical Nebraska or poetic Crazy Horse." – Sleazegrinder, UK
Tickets are available at the discounted pre-show price of $22 (plus $2 service charge) or $25 at the door. (Last year’s show was sold out, so don’t delay.) Doors open one hour prior to show time. For further information, call (607) 843-OTS6 (6876) or visit www.6onthesquare.org .
Don't miss future performances by: Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys on October 26; Comas on November 16; and Ellis Paul on November 23; all at 7:30 p.m. Doors open one-hour before show time. Visit the website for tickets and future event information.
Have a talent? Singers, poetry readers, musicians...the next “Open Mic Night” is Thursday, Oct. 17 (and every third Thursday of each month), at 7:30 p.m. Come to perform or come to listen; it’s always free admission!
While at 6OTS -or before the show- be sure to view the exhibit of abstract acrylic paintings by Karyn Meyer-Berthel, which will be on exhibit through October 26.