The oozing five headed monster also known as Strangefolk is once again heading out to spread their unique mixture of sound waves, dance parties and joyous celebrations of life to the masses.

The month of December will be Strange and Special for more reasons than Christmas and Hanukkah. This tour will feature a rare run of acoustic/electric shows with an acoustic first set followed by an electric second set. This brief tour offers a special twist as the band prepares for a holiday run through the Southeast with Gregg Allman and Friends.

The dates and venues for the acoustic/electric shows are:
12.10.02 | The Stanhope House | Stanhope, NJ
12.11.02 | The Downtown | Farmingdale, NY
12.12.02 | Colorado Brewery & Trading Co | Danbury, CT
12.13.02 | Chantilly's | Manchester, NH
12.14.02 | Rusty Nail | Stowe, VT

The good times will be fueled by their organically homegrown sound that has been budding nicely for over a year. New band members Patchen Montgomery and Don Scott have gone beyond gelling and have moved straight to Jell-o, carving out their own space as well as adding perfectly to the solid foundation of the three veterans.

Speaking of which, Jon Trafton (who's leads are lovingly squeezed from the cosmic fruit of life), Erik Glockler (who is quickly becoming the standout writer/vocalist) and Luke Smith (who is solid as a rock on drums) have elevated their game to new levels. Listen to any of their new stuff and it is evident that the three of them are playing better than ever. Their ballad's can fool you with no warning at all and become jams of such ferocity that you will look down to make sure your shoes are still on.

From the grooving folk grass of "Fallin'" to the hurricane like frenzy of "Gustav," Strangefolk's originals will take you for a wild ride through a dense landscape of sonic wonders and tales of Americana. Add in the thick selection of all our favorite covers (Beatles, Clapton, Dead, The Who) and you have the ingredients for a batch of Strangefolk Stew!

Get yourself to the Strangefolk Soup Kitchen and fill your bowl with holiday cheer.

Ron "Big Woolly Mammoth" Crowell
JamBase | Right Coast
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[Published on: 12/6/02]

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