Surreal Americana: The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams To Rock at Next Stage

PUTNEY, VERMONT - Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of acoustic/electric Americana music (from Sleepy Hollow, New York) by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (aka The Grand Slambovians) on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 7:30 PM


PRESS RELEASE * Photos courtesy of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

The music of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been described as many things; “hillbilly-Floyd,” “folk-pop,” “alt-country," roots-rock” and “surreal Americana” - a clear indicator of its singularly indescribable uniqueness.

The quartet taps a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floyd-esque cinematic anthems. Dancing freely between all existing religious and philosophical mythologies, featuring an exotic instrumental arsenal in addition to standard rock regalia, the music is uplifting, empowering and a lot of fun.

The Grand Slambovians are Joziah Longo (lead vocals, guitars, harmonica), Tink Lloy(accordion, cello, uke, theremin, melodica), Sharkey McEwen (guitars, mandolin, backing vocals) and Eric Puente (percussion). Bandleader and songwriter Longo, (known for tall tales and philosophizing) has written two musicals with Broadway legend Theodore Mann, headlined at Carnegie Hall and was the first American musician invited to perform in mainland China in the early 90's ending a decade-long ban on Western music.

Joziah, Tink, Sharkey and Eric have toured nationally and abroad since forming Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams in 1998. Known for electrifying live performances and strong original music, they have a devoted and ever expanding fan base. In 2010 they brought their legendary Halloween show, The Grand Slambovian Extraterrestrial Hillbilly~Pirate Ball to London's Electric Ballroom and New York City's Gramercy Theater.

Recently, they have performed at numerous festivals including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Celtic Connections(UK), Philadelphia Folk Festival, Xponential, High Sierra, Rhythm and Roots, Green River, Strawberry Festival, Bliss Festival, Roots on The River, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and Glastonbury Festival(UK).

The band has released five critically acclaimed studio albums - “A Box of Everything(2014), “The Grand Slambovians” (2012), “The Great Unravel” (2008), 2004's double-disc “Flapjacks from the Sky” and “A Good Thief Tips His Hat” (1998).

Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill in Putney, VT. Tickets are $20 advance, available online at nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings in Putney, $24 at the door. For information, call 802-387-0102, or email nextstagearts.org, or go to: www.nextstagearts.org.