Spuyten Duyvil Plays Raucous Roots at Restoration Farm 8/9


The Tin House Music series at Restoration Farm continues on Sunday with hard-driving Americana folk band Spuyten Duyvil. The Hudson Valley-based band of six is known for its smoky, bluesy, rootsy original music and for its commitment to well crafted music and food.

“In our increasingly virtual lives, we feel that it is really important to find a sense of place in everything we do,” says Mark Miller, who with his wife Beth Kaufman, writes the music and manages the band. “We connect our music to American folk traditions and include the history of New York and New Amsterdam in the songs we write. We are also big time foodies. We make our own smoked salmon and small-batch pastrami for Urban H2O, the concert series we produce in Yonkers. So, it feels right to bring it all together and perform locally rooted music in a place dedicated to connecting people to the food they eat to the place where it is produced.”

The Tin House Music series offers live concerts at the farm, all summer long. Acclaimed bands perform near the “Tin House,” adding a new dimension to the farm’s local offerings. All shows start at 2pm with an open mic hour. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Email susan@restorationfarm.com or call (516) 314-6070 or click here to reserve. The farm is right across the street from Battle Row Campground in Bethpage. BYO picnic basket and beverage.

(P.S. History nerds can click here for the New York Public Library’s brief history of the name “spuyten duyvil”)