Good News in Slambovia & a Cool Interview! 

This year is off to a great start! During January we began work on the next album. Matthew is acting as project manager, so maybe this time it will get done in Earth time, not Slambovian time! Time stretches and shrinks in unusual ways in that dimension… 
While doing that work, we're busy doing interviews for shows and playing some new venues this year.
Check out this in-depth interview in Copper Magazine, the new issue:

Creating a Musical World With the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Lots of insightful questions by writer Frank Doris and we dug up a few cool pictures you may not have seen… 


Live from Caffe Lena - archived from May 2023 

On Saturday 27th at 8pm EST The Slambovian Circus of Dreams will be streaming a special unplugged show live from the historic venue Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY! Caffe Lena broadcasts with three dynamic HD cameras and studio quality live audio mixed by 7-time GRAMMY winner Joel Moss. Tickets are available for $8 on their new live stream platform and include archive access for one week after broadcast.

Archived posts from 2023 

Seasons Greetings Everyone ~
The holidays are upon us and our “Very Slambovian Christmas” shows are coming to a town near you!
Six shows in the northeast from Maine to New Jersey, this yearly tradition makes December a real high point in Slambovia, so join us as we 'recharge' and get ready to ring in the New Year!
Hear our/your favorite Christmas songs with a "Slambovian twist” and rockin’ original holiday tunes for a fun ‘outside the box’ holiday show that is guaranteed to 'flip your switch' and 'spark' your holiday spirit!
Yo ho ho, Merry Christmas!

Holiday Tour 2023 ~ The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Friday, 12/8 - Bath, ME - The Chocolate Church. 7:30 PM. TICKETS
Saturday, 12/9 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall. 8:00 PM. TICKETS
Friday, 12/15 - Amherst, MA - The Drake. 8:00 PM. TICKETS
Saturday, 12/16 -  Beacon, NY - The Towne Crier. 8:00 PM. TICKETS
Friday, 12/22 - Blairstown, NJ - Roy's Hall. 8:00 PM. TICKETS
Saturday, 12/23 - Newtown, PA - The Newtown Theatre. 8:00 PM. TICKETS

Also - don't forget our annual "New Years Eve~Eve" show on December 30th at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia! Get tickets here: TICKETS

Merchandise News - Check our ONLINE STORE next week or for some new Christmas season items! If you are craving Slambovian Christmas music, it's already up - order now! Bandcamp Friday is today (12/1) - Bandcamp waives their fee for 24 hours and gives the artist 100% of sales profits. 

Wishing you a MERRY EVERYTHING! Hope to see you this season.



FRI OCT 20 - 7 pm
An intimate evening with fans. On October 20th, 2023 see the Slambovian Circus of Dreams at The Cooperage - a cozy listening room, giving fans the chance to see them up close perform their unique blend of Americana, folk rock, and alt-country music.

SAT OCT 28 - 8 pm
The Grand Slambovian Halloween Ball
Jim Thorpe, PA
Celebrate Halloween at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House, in the spooky  cool old mining town of Jim Thorpe, PA. on Saturday, October 28th, 8 pm. Hosted by New York's Slambovian Circus of Dreams, this Halloween show features a return of fan favorites, “Black Jack Davey & the Scurvy Dogs” and an ongoing “Rock’n Roll Seance,” channeling the ‘ghosts of rock’ alongside the spookiest Slambovian tunes. For a perfect Halloween weekend full of adventure, Jim Thorpe also has “Ghost Walks,” train rides in the misty Pocono mountains and lots of shops and restaurants all around the Opera House. Costumes welcome!
Our annual Halloween show!


Greetings Slambovians here, there, and everywhere… 

Thanks to all of you who have been coming to the summer shows, with a special shout-out to Falcon Ridge festival-goers. You braved the heat and storms to create another magical experience with us this year. We felt your love and energy! 

This August/September is an unusually busy one for the band - playing here, there, and everywhere at places we haven't been in a while. So happy to be back in Vermont, western PA, and even Long Island in September! 

Check out these shows in particular: 

We'll be all over the northeast for some end-of-summer shows, gathering with friends and fans!

Wednesday August 30th, 7:30 pm
Woodbridge Wednesdays
Parker Press Park - Woodbridge, NJ  
Opener: Deni Bonet  - FREE EVENT

Saturday, September 2nd  
Highland Center for the Arts  Greensboro, VT 
Opener: Tall Travis 
We'll be in Vermont at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. This venue is in the mountains of Vermont - a great road trip! Our friends Tall Travis will open the show and even join us for a few tunes. We met Tall Travis at the Black Bear Americana Festival and immediately wanted to welcome them into the Slambovian fold as guest artists! They are free-spirited musicians who play mostly in the indie-folk/folk-punk realm. Tickets $25.00

Sunday, September 3rd  
Next Stage Arts Bandwagon Series  
Putney, VT


Saturday, September 9th 
Colorscape Chenango Festival  Norwich, NY

Sunday, September 10th 
Fiddle & Folk Festival
East Setauket, NY

Friday, September 22
No BS Brewing Company Octoberfest!!!
Livonia, NY


Welcome “Simon Says Booking” to Our Team!  The band recently signed with Phil Simon of Simon Says Booking as our new booking agent.*  

Simon Says Booking is adding shows on a daily basis. Make sure you stay informed and FOLLOW US ON BANDSINTOWN - it’s fun and easy, get alerts as new shows are listed!   

Simon Says has represented dozens of artists of many genres, including 10,000 Maniacs, Max Creek, The Skatalites, and more. We’re excited to work with Phil and the new opportunities he brings to the table.  
Big thanks to The Roots Agency and Tim Drake for our many years of work together.   

*We know some of our fans and friends are talent buyers, feel free to contact Phil - he is quick to respond and fun to talk to!   
Phil - Simon Says Booking  
P: 978 544 5110  


The weekend of May 12th and 13th we're celebrating Mother Earth and the environment  "Slambovian style"! 
May 12th @ The Falcon: We're taking time to remember The Falcon's founder, environmentalist Tony Falco,  who passed away recently. Also, we'll be celebrating "World Bee Day", so get your BUZZ on with us that night...  (May 20 is World Bee Day!!!) 
The Falcon show in Marlboro will feature a few “deep tracks” from the past with very special guest, saxophonist Eric Person. Eric joins us to play two of his legendary recordings, “Black for the Gold”(see video above) and “Velvet Underground.” Both songs were recorded but never performed live and feature Eric on soprano sax.* 

May 13th - The Return of the Clearwater Festival!
We're performing at Earth Fair 2023 in Kingston, NY with The Clearwater Festival!
Clearwater is in charge of entertainment on the 2 stages on the waterfront in Kingston, by the Maritime Museum.
The return of the festival is highly anticipated - this is the first one since 2019! We are honored to be part of Clearwater's stage alongside these long-time festival friends:
The Mammals
Tom Chapin
Reggie Harris
David and Jacob Bernz


We're celebrating our Chronogram #Chronogrammie WIN for BEST BAND! Watch the WINNERS video below, they used "Very Happy Now" as the soundtrack... pretty sweet (we're 5th in the sequence, footage of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival!) Your Votes made the difference!!! 

80 bands were nominated, 5 finalists - and then you got us over the finish line, so do a little Victory Dance with the Winners!!! SEE VIDEO - (ALSO VIEWABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE)

•••• Chronogrammies 2022 Results Jul 1, 2022 •••• 

Since the first round of voting kicked off on January 1, close to 20,000 readers participated, casting over 300,000 ballots for their favorite shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and organizations across a whopping 247 categories. That’s almost double last year’s numbers, and they are still counting... 

VOTE APRIL 1ST - Slambovians Nominated - Chronogram Magazine's 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards 

This Reader's Choice Award is awarded by YOU - So VOTE NOW! 
VOTING BEGINS APRIL 1ST for the Final Round!!!



CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment / Local Band Musician  
Finalists go to the 2nd round of voting April 1st. All nominations and votes are added together for final winners. #Chronogrammies

INDUSTRY NEWS: You all heard the news last week, the 2022 Recording Academy / GRAMMYs were indefinitely postponed, but GREAT NEWS - The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been Nominated by Chronogram Magazine's 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards for a "CHRONOGRAMMIE"!!! Chronogram Magazine is a really cool #upstate New York arts and culture publication in the region. If you are from #Slambovia your vote counts more! 
This Reader's Choice Award is awarded by YOU - So VOTE NOW! 

We made it to the top 5!!!


CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment / Local Band Musician 
Nominations are open til Feb 15th. (Finalists go to the 2nd round of voting April 1st. All nominations and votes are added together for final winners.) #Chronogrammies

2021 U.K. TOUR POSTPONED - Rescheduled as of January 2022 

Special Tour Announcement: The band has been in a holding pattern for a few months concerning the UK Tour 2021... (see picture below!) We heard the news this weekend from the oh-so-gracious Gareth Williams of Fairport's Cropredy Convention that the UK will NOT be able to insure any festivals this season due to COVID.  

So our tour will be moved to August of 2022! The Wickham Music Festival, Fairport's Cropredy Convention, and several other festivals and clubs are all on board. Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make it happen during all the uncertainty, especially our UK agent, Jonti Willis.  

And to our lovely UK fans: We'll play every town from the highlands of Scotland to #Newcastle and #Penzance! - Tink

New Music Video: ''Stand Under, Understand'' 


 Watch HERE


At the end of 2020 in the midst of the pandemic we were all feeling a bit post-apocalyptic. Band videographer Matt Abourezk was digging into the Slambovian Archives and found "Stand Under, Understand," a demo from 25 years ago.  

Matt was so inspired by the song, that he immediately envisioned the creative direction you will see in the video. Leaning into the atmosphere of our country and the world at the time, we set out to create an implied post-apocalyptic sense of desperation and isolation, mixed with hope and the feeling that a giant reset is upon us, to create this epic video.  

The video was shot in isolation over a two month period. We referenced the original studio demo as a guide for the new recording of "Stand Under, Understand" to make sure we kept the original electricity from the demo, and then recorded the current version in each of our homes. Sharkey produced the great audio mix you hear and Matt edited and layered the video until his computer begged for mercy. 

Sharkey is playing the same guitar made by Katsumi, our guitar tech at the time many years ago. It was the first guitar Katz ever made, the love infused in that instrument makes it 'sing' with a bit of Samurai edge. The concept of the main lyric came to Joziah in a time of great difficulty, and was comforting... The compassionate Zen-like haiku style of the title "Stand Under, Understand" seems the perfect message for 2021. The song waited for the right time... 25 years later when we all needed it.

This performance from the video found its way into the "A Very Unusual Head" album, the final track recorded for the 14 song release - official release is January 2022 on Storm King Records.

'A Very Slambovian Christmas' Broadcast 

From the Towne Crier stage straight to your Living Room! 

Tickets are on sale now for 'A Very Slambovian Christmas.' We will be filming our much-loved Christmas show in advanced and will be airing the broadcast on December 18th at 8:30 PM EST. This will be a full-band production of our entire Christmas show. 

If you've never seen our Christmas show, now is your chance. Expect Christmas songs “with a Slambovian "twist” and rockin’ original seasonal tunes for a fun ‘outside the box’ holiday show. 

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams 'Very Slambovian Christmas' show is guaranteed to 'flip your switch' and spark the holiday 

TICKET LINK: Buy Tickets Here


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.


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: 


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:




or from the Venmo app: @FalconRidgeFolks