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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Spirit Family Reunion in Central Park in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Spirit Family Reunion

Spirit Family Reunion have made a video for the trad-bluegrass style "Put Your Hands Together When You Spin The Wheel" off this year's Hands Together, which premieres in this post. The video includes footage of the band at Newport Folk Fest, Columbus Theatre (Providence, RI), the Sinclair (Cambridge, MA), and Mountain Jam. It was filmed by Chris Brunelle & Stephen Ward and edited by Dustin Reid. Check it out below.

As we recently mentioned, the band is also throwing their own festival here in Brooklyn called the Spirit Family Reunion Harvest Festival on September 24 & 25 at Union Pool. Regarding the lineup, the band tells us: "[It] consists of some of our favorite acts, both local and cosmic, we've encountered over the years ranging from avant country to North African dance music. Each night will start out with solo performers and culminate with a full band dance party after we play." Here's the schedule:

Doors 6:30
7pm Victory Gardens
8pm Spitzer Space Telescope
9pm Big Kitty
10pm Spirit Family Reunion
11:30 Innov Gnawa

Doors 6:30pm
7pm Big Kitty
8pm Horse Eyed Men
9pm Spirit Family Reunion
11pm The Love Supreme

Tickets for both nights are still on sale.

SFR have other dates too, all of which are listed below...

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photo: Spirit Family Reunion at Central Park in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Spirit Family Reunion at SummerStage

Spirit Family Reunion are throwing a two-day Harvest Festival at Brooklyn's Union Pool on September 24 & 25. The festival also features Big Kitty, Innove Gnawa Band, The Horse-Eyed Men, Spitzer Space Telescope, The Love Supreme, and Victory Gardens. SFR will headline both nights and it's still being worked out which openers play which night but tickets for either day or two-day passes, are on sale now.

The band released their new album, Hands Together, back in April and it showcases their blend of folk, bluegrass and other roots styles. You can stream five songs from the LP below.

The Harvest Festival falls right in the middle of Spirit Family Reunion's current tour, which includes shows in NY, NJ and CT. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Spirit Family Reunion released 'Hands Together' LP, touring, throwing 2-day Harvest Festival at Union Pool (dates, stream)"


As you may remember, Brooklyn old time folk revivalists Spirit Family Reunion released their debut album over the summer and sounds more like something from the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack than something from their NYC borrough in 2012. You can stream the whole thing below. The band recently appeared on long-running NPR show Mountain Stage (taped in West Virginia) alongside Dr. Dog, the Mountain Goats, Nellie McKay, and Red Wanting Blue and that episode airs this week, check here for a station near you and look for the episode to go up on their archive next week.

Meanwhile, Spirit Family Reunion have a few live shows coming up, including New Year's Eve in NYC, playing Pianos with Christopher Paul Stelling. Tickets are $15 and include a champagne toast at midnight.

The band were also kind enough to send us their Top 10 LPs of 2012 and if you're expecting a bunch of Bill Monroe reissues on the list, you'd be wrong. Their list includes Ty Segall and Leonard Cohen who maybe they're going to see tonight at Madison Square Garden? Check out their full list below, along with a stream of their album and a list of all upcoming tour dates.

Continue reading "Spirit Family Reunion are on 'Mountain Stage' this week, list their Top 10 LPs of 2012, playing NYC on NYE (dates)"