Recorded Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Celtic Connections Festival O2 ABC 300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JA
Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York in the late 90's, Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams is one of the best known and loved bands in their home state, singled out as Hudson Valley Magazine's "Band of the Year" for the past 3 years. On stage they create an enchanting atmosphere, using traditional folk instruments, tasty electric guitar and the distinctive singing and songwriting of Joziah Longo. Citing influences as diverse as Hank Williams, Dylan, Bowie, Incredible String Band and early Pink Floyd, Longo describes the band's music as "punk-classical-hillbilly-Floyd", a mental rollercoaster of whimsical, thought-provoking songs. The Circus' live shows are where the real magic comes down, earning them critical acclaim as well as a fiercely loyal following. Their last studio release, "Flapjacks From The Sky" has been hailed as a masterpiece by many and continues to make a buzz internationally as a great Americana work of art. Their newest cd, "The Great Unravel" was released in August, 2008. They were introduced to the UK at Rhythm Fest 2008 and where invited back instantly for 2009, now they are to début in Scotland at Celtic Connections, and the Medicine Shows Rob Ellen (who says The Slambovians are the most played band on the Medicine Show) was there to capture the feel of the event for FSR. .
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams first Scottish appearance. In conversation with The Medicine Show's Rob Ellen and In concert at Celtic Connections Glasgow Jan. 2010
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