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BIO

Called everything from ‘hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal americana’, New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams “is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.” – Chronogram Magazine. A rootsy psychedelica that MAVERICK MAGAZINE calls “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana,” their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal and palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. The Slambovians charm from the first note with “Great songs and a whole lotta heart!” – DJ Meg Griffin, SiriusXM.
Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following.  “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. Lead singer-songwriter Joziah Longo is joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc), and Felipe Torres (drums, percussion). They create a captivating vibe that feeds the soul.
INFLUENCES/SOUNDS LIKE: Waterboys, Bob Dylan, Bowie, Cracker, Pink Floyd, The Decemberists, Incredible String Band, Leonard Cohen

QUOTES

“9 out of 10 – Love at first spin!”– Americana UK

“The Hudson River Valley’s best kept secret.” – JamBase.com

“Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana.”– MAVERICK, UK

“Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they take the stage by storm!”– The NY Times

“This band reminds me to write and perform with my whole heart and soul.”– Dar Williams

“This band is the best I’ve heard since the Beatles!” – Jim Pons, The Mothers of Invention, John Lennon

“Great songs and a whole lotta heart!” – Meg Griffin, SiriusXM

“SUPER and NATURAL… I love this band!”– Gene Shay WXPN Radio

“The Slambovians’ live shows are a musical slam dunk.”– The Hartford Courant

“One of Americana’s most original ensembles.”– SING OUT! 2014

“One of the finest American bands out there.”– All Music

“Mightily impressive and hugely original”– Maverick Magazine– UK

“Casting a wide net, their music energizes anyone who hears it.” – Relix Magazine

“‘The Trans Slambovian Polar Express’ is as riveting a theme song as any. Possessing a certain sophistication and sobriety, their songs rock with an anthemic thrust and melodic tunefulness that’s memorable and incisive.”
No Depression 2014

“It’s as if David Bowie recorded Hunky Dory with The Band in the basement of Big Pink.”
– Glitterhouse Records, DE

PRESS
Lancaster Online  – Oct 2016 Interview
Slambovian Circus of Dreams at Steampunk unLimited festival

CAUGHT IN THE ACT/ OCT 2016 / UK Music Ezine
 Album Review: A Box of Everything 

Performance review – The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK 

Ottawa Citizen – March 2015 Interview
Slambovian Circus of Dreams Brings Folk-Rock Spectacle to Burnstown

Music Blog:suzereviewstheblues.com (No Depression)- March 2015
Live Show Review: Huge-Fun-With-The-Grand-Slambovians 

Lancaster Online – May 2014 Interview

Sing Out! – May 2014 ‘A Box of Everything’ Album Review

CumbriaLive – May 2014  Live Show Review, UK

No Depression – April 2014  ‘A Box of Everything’ Album Review

Hartford Courant – January, 2014  Concert Preview/Interview

Colgate University Maroon News – March 2013  Live Show Review

Properganda / UK – April 2011  ‘The Grand Slambovians’ Album Review

All Music Guide  – May 2007  ‘Flapjacks From The Sky’ Album Review

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FESTIVALS:

(headline performer) Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Glastonbury Festival(UK), Clearwater Festival, Mariposa, Ottawa Blues/Folk Festival, Magnolia Festival, Grassroots Festival, Wath Festival (UK), Great Blue Heron, Bliss Festival, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Green River,  Earth Day NYC, Summerfest (Ont, CAN), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Strawberry Festival(CA), Bliss Festival, Roots on The River, Beverly Festival, Rhythm Festival (UK), New York Faerie Festival, Green River Festival, Earth Day New York, Celtic Connections(UK),  High Sierra, Rhythm and Roots, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Mountain Jam, Xponential,  and many more