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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This event is 21 and over

Spirit Family Reunion - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Spirit Family Reunion
Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there is no divide between performer and spectator.

In a strange barroom or a grand music hall, at a barn dance or on the sunny street corner, Spirit Family Reunion keep the book open, and that old familiar feeling that was almost lost is again new.
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