Spirit Family Reunion, Adam Arcuragi

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Spirit Family Reunion

Adam Arcuragi

Fri, November 16, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12

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Spirit Family Reunion - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Spirit Family Reunion
Spirit Family Reunion began singing together on the street corners of New York City in 2009. Since that time they have travelled the highways of America delivering raw, high energy, honest music. They have shared the stage with musical heroes such as Pete Seeger and Levon Helm, and have given notable performances at festivals including Stage Coach, Austin City Limits, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and the legendary Newport Folk Festival three times.

The band has self-produced and self-released two full-length studio albums - “No Separation” (2012) and “Hands Together” (2015) - along with multiple songbooks and other collections of recordings. They are currently working on a new record.
Adam Arcuragi - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Adam Arcuragi
One of today's fastest-rising folk/alt-country troubadours, Adam Arcuragi, has been reeling in addicted fans on both sides of the Atlantic, with the music that some call "Death Gospel." Born in Georgia, Arcuragi [pronounced ärk; er; ā; jēe], grew up listening to his grandparent's collection of old country records and Southern hymns, while also wearing out the cassette tapes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles that he found at an early age.
The music grabs parts and pieces from genres spanning folk, soul, country and early century gospel music. As an award winning poet and playwright, Adam's songs spill over with compelling and poignant lyrics that garner continuous praise, or as All Music Guide states: "There is unbridled joy inherent in even the saddest of these songs, and unforgettable images in almost every verse". Arcuragi plays with a host of musicians who form The Lupine Chorale Society, a revolving cast of talented musicians. Together with the Chorale, the music erupts into a veritable tent revival of songs that you can't help but clap, stomp, or sing along to.
The past year included several U.S. tours, a European release and tour, attention from NPR, Paste Magazine and American Songwriter, among others. His eagerly anticipated new album "Like a fire that consumes all before it..." is due out in January, 2012 on the Thirty Tigers label.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com