A rootsy rockin' psychedelica, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been expanding the borders of the Americana genre with their fantastic stories and performance since the late 90’s in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The band’s music is equal parts Washington Irving, Woodstock and British Invasion with “the entire root system of Rock Family Trees embedded in Longo’s voice.”- The Big Issue, Scotland, U.K.
Touring the US from February of 2022 in support of "A Very Unusual Head", the band has a full schedule touring here and in the UK headlining the Wickham Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Festival, and more. Their connection with audiences at shows taps into a greater human-ness and captivates. Elements of Dylan, Bowie, Incredible String Band, Syd Barrett and The Waterboys flavor the musical mix (Waterboys co-founder Anthony Thistlethwaite is on the band’s new album).
“Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic", the voice of Joziah Longo is center ring… Longo is joined onstage by bandmates Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, mandolin, flute) and the guitar-slinging skills of Sharkey McEwen. The Slambovians create a show that is constantly evolving "with a little help from their friends". 2022’s line-up features RJ McCarty (bass, keys, sax), Bob Torsello (bass), and Matthew Abourezk (drums).
“They have an air of both Floyd and maybe Bowie at times atop their folkcountry roots (note, not fauxcountry) – but it’s done with a warmth and comfort of a mystical Nebraska or poetic Crazy Horse.” – Sleazegrinder, UK
“They take the stage by storm!” – NY Times
“Simply one of the finest American bands” – All Music Guide
“More than a concert, an encounter...” – Levitt Concert Series, NY
"9 out of 10 - Love at first spin!" – Americana UK
Tickets are $20 to $25 depending on seating
Door opens at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.
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