When: Wed., Sept. 17, 8 p.m. 2014
We literally stumbled onto these guys outside of Robert’s a few years back in Nashville, just bummin’ around Broadway lookin’ for a light. And what a happy accident it was. Before we knew it, drummer Pete Pezzimenti dragged us over to the Basement, and this road-weary band of ragamuffins blew the fucking roof off the joint. We felt like when Landau discovered Springsteen. When Aretha discovered Ray Charles. Spirit Family Reunion is old-time religion without the religion. It’s timeless, rootsy Americana, drizzled with banjo, washboard, and upright bass — and the soaring, plaintive vocals of Nick Panken and Maggie Carson. SRF is no bullshit, people. Leave your troubles at the gate and come follow the sound of Spirit Family Reunion.