Fans at the Sellersville Theater show had a pleasant surprise (see review below) as newcomer Kolson Pickard took the stage doing double duty on both guitar AND trumpet...
No stranger to Slambovia*, Kolson will be helping engineer and play on the new album over the next few months while Sharkey takes time to recover from his South American adventure... *Kolson recorded on the 'Flapjacks' track "Call To The Mystic".
A MUST- SEE EVENT!
“The cool end of Americana” – Maverick Magazine, UK
Sellersville Theater welcomes back New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams Friday, April 7th for a show featuring all the “hits” from their catalog as well as a “sneak peak” of the new songs from their next release “A Very Unusual Head” due out later this year.
AKA as ‘The Grand Slambovians’, the band has achieved folk-legend status as pioneers of the alt-folk/Americana genre, while remaining on the fringes of the music industry creating the ‘Slambovian Nation’ of fans here and abroad. Their music, alternately described as a “hillbilly-Floyd,” “folk-pop,” or “surreal Americana” walks the tightrope between existing religious and philosophical mythologies. The songs themselves appeal to a greater human-ness, sometimes empowering – at times darkly haunting, but always engaging with the wry wit of lead singer Longo at the helm. Elements of Dylan, Bowie, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Incredible String Band, Waterboys, and the Decemberists are all part of the musical mix. Led by Longo, the band creates an otherworldly connection with audiences. “They’re not just a band, that’s like saying the Bible is just a book…” – Fairfield County Weekly
“Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they take the stage by storm!” – The NY Times
“Super and Natural… I love this band!” – WXPN Philadelphia
“A riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.”
– Chronogram Magazine, NY
“Great songs and a whole lotta heart” – Meg Griffin, SiriusXM
“This band reminds me to write & perform with my whole heart and soul.” – Dar Williams
“Joziah is an awesome songwriter!” – Garth Hudson, The Band
“9 out of 10 – Love at first spin!” – Americana UK
“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
NYC friends, come to our super-intimate “April Fools Day” House Concert, ‘Parlor Style’ in with our friend promoter Don Duggin in Brooklyn. This performance offers a rare opportunity to take a peek “behind the Slambovian Curtain” in another DUO show experiencing the inner workings and essential music-making of songwriter Joziah and “muse-ician” Tink in a very intimate setting. Performing many never or rarely performed songs from the past and some new songs from their forthcoming album, as Joziah says: “All the music without the musicianship!” – April Fools! This is an intimate performance and seating is limited! Reservations by EMAIL ONLY:Don@BrooklynMusicShop.com #brooklynmusic
Watch out for the Rock Lobsters! We’re coming to Cape Cod for our “Behind The Slambovian Curtain” Duo show… All the songs naked and unafraid before your ears! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2880220
Toronto fans – we just got word that our March 18th Hugh’s Room show has been cancelled. Apparently the venue has had some troubles with their re-opening. We’re pretty sad – we were looking forward to playing our new material for all of you.
The March 17 show in Syracuse as well as March 19 at NEAT Coffeehouse in Burnstown, Ontario are still ON. slambovia.com/shows
Caffe Lena posted this picture and comment on Instagram after last night’s adventure. Sarah Craig, (executive director) was quite supportive! She had us take a photo in front of one of 3 pieces commissioned for the new space by artist Andrew Benincasa.
Two Very Unusual Shows!
Joziah & Tink will be performing as a DUO in February and March
These performances offer a rare opportunity for fans to take a peek “behind the Slambovian Curtain,” experiencing the inner workings and essential music-making of the band in a most intimate setting… many never or rarely performed songs from the past and the current album they are working on. As Joziah sez, “All the music without the musicianship!”
• Feb 19, 2017 7:00 PM
47 Phila Street Saratoga Springs, NY
PH: 518•583•0022 EM:email@example.com
The newly renovated and just reopened historic venue is home to folk music’s founding artists!*
• March 11, 2017 7:30 PM
First Encounter Concert Series
220 Samoset Rd Eastham, MA
“The righteous, raucous, otherworldly rock of the Grand Slambovians lights up the Dance Tent and mainstage at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival every summer, washing away the cares of the year and leaving us more energized and full of harmony than we’d thought possible. Tonight we bring their festival fans the special, never-before-heard treat of an intimate evening with the King & Queen of Slambovia: guitar, accordion and flutes in hand, and a roomful of willing hearts all to themselves.” – Caffé Lena
*Located in Saratoga Springs, NY, Caffé Lena is widely recognized as the oldest continually operating folk music coffeehouse in the United States. It is an internationally renowned cultural center and an American treasure. Opened in 1960, the Caffè has helped to launch many of America’s best-loved songwriters including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams and many more…
One day in the early 90’s, on a soul-searching walk in the east village of New York City, Joziah slid into a dark fog that made him think of the fragile founding member of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett (Official) who jumped ship in the early days of the band. Some beautiful murky music swirled in his head and a song started coming down. Joziah wrote it as a personal letter to Syd, hoping it would reach him across the great separating seas of human consciousness… Happy Birthday, Syd!
What did you find Syd, did you find anything, at all?
We walked through the streets,
We were 50 foot tall,
When we called,
They couldn’t hear anything…
And so, we both let go,
Let the wind blow, flew off to better dreams.
But you, what did you do, how’d you fall through,
And lose control of you?
Well I don’t know what you were thinking
What the hell had you been drinking’?
I punched a hole in the bottom of hell,
Light shot up through it
And I said, “Oh well, there goes the neighborhood”.
Sing me an old song about something new,
Could’ya do? Hey, come on let’s try again.
It’s just you were looking’ when there was no find,
Lost your mind, but hey here it comes again…
Don’t go off in the snow,
Feeling’ so low, sold on a hopeless deal.
I know which way to go, what melts the snow,
Flowers will bloom again.
What did you find Syd, did you find anything, at all?
– Joziah Longo
“Syd” – Available as Digital Download:
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams back in Philly for the annual New Year’s Eve~Eve show at World Cafe Live in Philly! Friday night, Dec 30th – Doors 7 pm, showtime 8 pm. Ticket link:http://tinyurl.com/
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
PH: (215) 222-1400
World Cafe Live!
“The cool end of Americana!” – Maverick Magazine
We’ve been making a list and checkin’ it twice to get our store ready for the Holidays!
The Slambovian Mercantile is open for business with new shirts, mugs, and music to make your gift-giving fun.
Also, along with other seasonal apparel, we are making the last few “brilliant” UK Tour shirts available online, as well as a new UK Tour mug and more!
Shop this week, December 7 – 14 ~ 10% OFF All Orders!
Use DISCOUNT CODE: slam10
Guaranteed to ship in time for Christmas!
Featured at the store this week is the long-lost ‘Brigadoon’ album, rediscovered after 21 years in the Slambovian “vault”. This album opened the door to Slambovia and foreshadowed the direction the band would take as it began its journey to become The Slambovian Circus of Dreams.
Limited copies of this rare ORIGINAL PRESSING are being offered to collectors and super fans for a limited time only. Read more about Brigadoon at the Slambovian Mercantile.
Tune-In to our Concert Window Christmas Broadcast! Live-streaming from historic Blairstown, NJ. You can make it to the show ~ no matter where you are!
The first Christmas show of the season! TICKETS: RoysHall.org
Seasonal Greetings everyone! Those living in the Woodstock area and thereabouts join us at Bearsville Theater Woodstock, NY on Saturday night… This ‘Day After The Day After Thanksgiving Show’ benefits the Family of Woodstock Food Pantry, join us so we can ‘Get back to the garden’ together by helping the ‘Family’ out! (Bring a non-perishable food item to the show, no leftover turkey!) Thanksgiving leftovers a problem? Bring your cranky relatives to the show ~ The Slambovian Circus of Dreams will take them off your hands for a few hours of “hilariously genius, philosophically cosmic, folk-metal mastery”. #woodstock #hvmusic #wdst
Hartford, CT – The Slambovian Circus of Dreams bring their “hilariously genius, philosophically cosmic, folk-metal mastery” to Hartford’s Infinity Hall Saturday, October 29th, Halloween weekend – calling on the ‘Spirits of Rock ‘N Roll’ to come jam with everyone!
‘The Grand Slambovian Halloween Ball – A Rock ’N Roll Seance’ has the band tipping their hats to Bowie, Prince and other recently departed music legends with help from some ‘Very Special Ghosts’ and surprise guest performers. Lead singer Joziah Longo, known for amazing ‘channeling’ abilities will definitely ‘break on through to the other side’ at this show!
Music will be favorite rock classics and Slambovian tunes that honor musical ‘friends’ in an atmosphere of mysticism, celebration and Halloween revelry. Come dressed as your favorite artist, bring pictures to add to the ‘Altar of Rock ’N Roll’ and light a candle in honor of your ‘Heroes’!
‘The Grand Slambovian Halloween Ball ~ A Rock ‘N Roll Séance’ – don’t miss this chance to honor the dearly departed and call their spirits to join in the night! ‘Best Costume’ contest and prizes will be awarded.
NOTE: General Admission for Standing Room/Open Seating on the main floor.
For guaranteed seats with view of the stage, choose Mezzanine tickets.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016 8:00 PM
Infinity Hall (Hartford)
32 Front St. Hartford, CT
Box Office: PH: 866.666.6306 EM: firstname.lastname@example.org
Infinity Hall Bistro: Opens 4 PM Day of Show
Dinner Reservations: 860-560-7757
Steampunk unLimited Festival this weekend in Strasburg, PA! Three-day festival of performances, vendors, good eats, and more. We play Saturday and Sunday. Check out their website for info and tickets.
This weekend begins the autumn run of shows for the band. Saturday night’s show Sept. 24 at Mexicali Live (one of New Jersey’s premier rock clubs) is a great way to kick off the season and pave the way for a very adventurous October. Performances at the Steampunk UnLimited Festival (Strasburg Railroad – real trains!) and ‘Mischief Nite’ at The Mauch Chunk Opera House lead up to the high point of the year, ‘The Grand Slambovian Halloween Ball ~ A Rock’n’Roll Seance’ at Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT. OF COURSE, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Here’s a video of last year’s ‘Mischief Nite’ – spooky and beautiful…