YOU say you want to have a close encounter with Woody Guthrie, to follow his footsteps to greatness, to lay eyes on the places where American music history was made: where Woody first met Pete Seeger; where Bob Dylan first showed up on Woody’s doorstep; where Woody strummed and plucked with Lead Belly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee; where he wrote “This Land Is Your Land,” “Vigilante Man,” “The Sinking of the Reuben James” and many,
Wax cylinder recording session, Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm
WEST ORANGE, NJ –On October 30, visitors to Thomas Edison National Historical Park will have the opportunity to watch and listen as the Demolition String Duo makes recording history. Elena Skye and Boo Reiners are the featured artists at a wax cylinder phonograph recording session taking place on Thursday evening, October 30 at 7:00 pm in Building 11 of Thomas Edison’s historic West Orange Laboratory.
Phil’s Friends Will Perform Tonight
Several recent Phil Lesh collaborators will play a free show this evening. The performance will take place at New York’s Rodeo Bar, while Lesh performs a little north of the city at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre. At Rodeo Bar, Ryan Adams & the Cardinal’s pedal steel ace Jon Graboff, bass guitarist Mike Santoro and Ollabelle drummer Tony Leone will all perform with the Demolition String Band.
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TRIS McCALL/STAR LEDGER: There are many country-folk revivalists in New Jersey, but few as reliably entertaining as Hoboken’s Demolition String Band. Singers Elena Skye and Boo Reiners and their accompanists are traditionalists, and their appreciation of old-time bluegrass is absolutely sincere — there’s nothing staid about their delivery, which has the swing of Ricky Skaggs and the comfort of Jerry Garcia’s Old and in the Way.
We’re back east from tour dates in Cali and are headed north today for an early show in Somerville MA this evening at Sally O’Brien’s and then Sunday at The Firebox Restaurant in Hartford, CT. As you know, our new one is available from Amazon.com and other online retailers everywhere. iTunes offers the MP3 album with an exclusive bonus track, and we’re proud to have independent stores like Boston’s Newbury Comics carrying new DSB music along with other super cool record stores like Spin Street in Memphis and Waterloo Records in Austin.