Colorscape Chenango Virtual Arts Festival  

September 12/13 marks the 26th Annual Colorscape Festival, traditionally held in Norwich, NY. This year's festival will be VIRTUAL. Colorscape will be broadcasting from 11-5 both days. Juried artists, performers (The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Adam Ezra Group, and more) and a variety of arts activities. We've put together two super exciting sets plus a few fun extras! Viewing links will be posted HERE.

FALCON RIDGE 2020 SHARE & SHELTER IN PLACE FESTIVAL 

It's festival season - who knew it would be a chance to attend shows from the comfort of your own home! No mudslides, bugs, traffic, sunburn - just a really chill Falcon Ridge Folk 2020 VIRTUAL Festival this weekend! This is exciting news for those of you who have never attended - a chance to see what this special festival is all about. Four days of streaming sets from forty-one artists. The team putting this together are creating a 'curated with love' experience for viewers. The festival community, culture, vibe and tradition is being presented to you in a way you could never usually see, with messages from longtime vendors, campers, former artists, and iconic festival personalities such as "the ICCCCCE man!" 

🎪Full Schedule and Line-up can be found HERE. 🎪 

You can see us appear in three performances: 
Friday Dance Tent set, the Saturday Main Stage, and for the first time the Family stage. The Dance Tent and Main Stage sets will include some fantasic archival footage from 2013 and 2018. 

The Family Stage is where 'Slambovian Storybook Theater' makes its debut with Joziah performing songs from two musicals he wrote. Aesop's Fables - The Musical and Fat Horse & Slim were produced/performed for Broadway's Circle In The Square Theater in New York City. 

📺Official Broadcast: 
1:30 to 4:30 starting on Thursday, July 30 - Sunday August 2 
with additional livestreams in the evenings. 
View Festival Here: 


➡️ FACEBOOK or  ➡️YOUTUBE 

The broadcasts are free to access and will be archived for replay. The festival will be collecting donations via Paypal and Venmo to help pay the artists.* 

*The Slambovians will be donating a portion of earnings from this festival to The Towne Crier, our hometown venue. Owner Phil Ciganer has been a major supporter of the band from the beginning and was instrumental in getting us booked at Falcon Ridge years ago. The Towne Crier, like many small venues, is seeing some tough times right now, let's support Phil and the festival with this performance!

Donate at:

PAYPAL

or

VENMO

or from the Venmo app: @FalconRidgeFolks

 

 

'A Box of Everything' - New Quarantine Video! 

 

Dear fans, friends and tribe members, 
During the recent weeks of the COVID-19 quarantine, the band filmed a version of ‘A Box of Everything’ from our basements for you as a gift. 

We felt it was important to mark the unprecedented time we are in together with something beautiful, hopeful, and unlike anything we have done before ....Special thanks to Matthew Abourezk who led the project and put in hundreds of hours organizing footage and performances by the separated band members, with Sharkey McEwen pulling together the audio and making it magic. 

For those of you who feel particularly inspired by this production, you can visit the Slambovian Tip Jar: 
PAYPAL: paypal.me/Slambovia 
VENMO: @slambovia

WORLD BEE DAY - May 20!! 

May 20 is World Bee Day! Why May 20? Anton Janša, considered to be the pioneer of modern beekeeping practices, was born in Slovenia on this day in 1734. The purpose of World Bee day is to raise awareness of the incredible importance of bees in our food chains and ecosystems. It's a topic we're all learning more about in Slambovia and one that is near and dear to our hearts.

If you are interested in knowing more, check out some of the links below. Happy World Bee Day!

Short FAQ's about World Bee Day

Information about World Bee Day

Information about World Bee Day from the United Nations

American Bee Federation

 

Honey Bee Importance and Slovenia - video

......and of course, if you want to see our short animation for "I Know Where the Beez Have Gone," here it is:

Hear the full live version in the video below with Beez producer Dio Tadin joining the band onstage. 

Better Life 

 

Although there is never a quarantine in Slambovia, we are bound by the rules of this Earth plane to stay home. We made a little something for you in the meantime. So get a cup of tea, relax, and enjoy a moment in Slambovia.

Performances, camera, audio and lights by Joziah, Tink, Sharkey, RJ and Matt

Produced by Matthew Abourezk: https://talkingboxdmg.com

Audio engineering: Sharkey McEwen

Studio version available for purchase at: https://slambovia.bandcamp.com/track/better-life

 

'BEEZ' Teaser Video 

 

Here's a preview of our new, still-in-the-making animated music video of 'Beez'. Thought you might want to tune in the frequency and buzz along a bit during this special time of healing ourselves and the planet. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth🌎Day, here's a bit of 🐝Beez... 


Matt Abourezk is the man behind the camera and animations (with a little help from Joziah!), if you look closely you'll see we included Slambovians of all eras in the animation.

 

Full studio version can be found on Spotify HERE.

New at PATREON 

 

Those of you who have been hearing about Joziah’s Patreon page*, you may have noticed a flurry of activity lately. If you haven’t been to Patreon yet, it’s a great time to explore! We’ve been giving the site an update and added a lot of new content in the process.  


Patreon is unique way to feel, see and be part of the creative process while supporting forward growth of Slambovia and a great vehicle for getting new music out to you before it goes ’public’. Be in the Slambovian Lab with Joziah’s musical experiments! Last year’s Patreon subscribers enabled a new studio computer, software and guitars for our new album. Thanks to all of you!  

 

      *At Patreon there are different subscription levels to check out, and we’ll be adding new options as we go along. Each month Joziah puts up a new 'Song of the Month.' He’ll also delve into the back catalog with stories about how songs were written and recorded in his 'The History of Slambovia' series - performing versions unique to this site. (This month’s ‘History’ selection is the fan favorite “Fumes!”) - Tink  

Check out the page and the subscription tiers HERE

New Site For Slambovia: Bandzoogle Takes Over Hosting for CD Baby 


INDUSTRY NEWS: Welcome to Slambovia.com in 2020! Slambovia has moved to a new hosting site, Bandzoogle after a long relationship with our friends at CDBaby. The band has been with CDBaby since its days in Woodstock, NY. Bandzoogle is taking over artist page hosting for CD Baby as ‘HostBaby’ gets transitioned after a major purchase of the company by The NY-based Downtown Music Holdings, the parent to both Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust.

CDBaby is is transferring all of its user accounts to the music-oriented hosting provider Bandzoogle, we hope you like the new design, interface and user friendly navigation of the site. It was a seamless and fun transition for the Slambovian Home Office.*

*We thought it would be a perfect time to give our website a spring cleaning with a bit of a facelift. We hope you like it! We’ll be sprucing things up and adding content in the coming weeks – including an up-to-date press page.  Visit often – and hopefully we’ll be able to add more tour dates again soon – when the world becomes a little safer. Be well! - The Slambovian Home Office


 

Live Broadcast! Kickin' Up A Soundstorm April 19 

Two years in the making, “Kickin’ Up a Soundstorm” is the brainchild of filmmaker Victor Moore (Showset Productions.) The film features live concert footage, interviews, and behind-the-scenes vignettes.  Shot on location in Cold Spring, NY, and Beacon NY at The Town Crier Café, there is also  extensive footage from the 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. The Immortal Jellyfish of Slambovia feature prominently in the film. Interviews with founding members of the band reveal the never heard history of the band from the beginning. The story is enhanced by fans, friends and a performance that caught the ‘lightning in a bottle’ – that elusive magic that comes when the audience and performers become one in a transcendent timeless moment. Welcome to Slambovia!  

We joined Victor on April 5 for a live broadcast of the film on Youtube. Great turnout – thank you! The comments section was a bonafide Slambovian reunion with the whole band there as well as fans from the US, Canada, the UK and even Italy!  

The demand has been high for a re-broadcast, so we will be gathering again on Sunday, April 19 from 3:00-5:00 Eastern Time. A number of special features have been added to these live broadcasts that aren’t found in the download – including some voice-overs from each band member.  

Tune in HERE: KICKIN' UP A SOUNDSTORM LIVE BROADCAST  

Many of you asked how you could leave a tip. Please feel no obligation to do so – these are tough times for many of us. For those of you who would like to do so, you may tip in one of these sites. Proceeds will go to the filmmaker and the band.  

Paypal 

Venmo: @slambovia 

Bandcamp Tip Jar

If you can’t make the live broadcast, you can download the basic documentary here: Kickin' Up a Soundstorm Download