Friday, June 2, 2017 - 8:00 pm
“They have an air of both Floyd and maybe Bowie at times atop their folkcountry roots (note, not fauxcountry) – but it’s done with a warmth and comfort of a mystical Nebraska or poetic Crazy Horse.” – Sleazegrinder, UK
Together since the late 90’s, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams began in Sleepy Hollow, New York as an art school project. Known for their electrifying live performances the band has toured nationally and abroad, playing a moody but upbeat alt-roots rock with an extensive instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin). Pioneers of the Americana genre, the band’s music is equal parts Washington Irving and Woodstock, tapping a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. “The entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo’s voice.”- The Big Issue, Scotland, U.K. The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, Bowie and Syd Barrett.
The band runs its own label, with 4 critically acclaimed studio albums “The Grand Slambovians”2010, ‘The Great Unravel’ (2008), 2004’s double-disc ‘Flapjacks From The Sky’, and ‘A Good Thief Tips His Hat‘ (1998) in its catalogue. In 2014, ‘A Box of Everything’, was released through Sony Red as the band’s ‘greatest hits you’ve never heard’. Their next studio album, ‘A Very Unusual Head’ is scheduled for release later in 2017. Guests on the album will include friends and several fellow New Yorkers including guitarist Gary Lucas, Willie Nile, and many more…