Americana Pie 3

Opening Night!

Americana Pie 3

The Hollows, The Future Laureates, Morgan O'kane, Spuyten Duyvil

Thu, October 4, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

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Americana Pie 3
Americana Pie 3
AMERICANA PIE started as a series at Southpaw to showcase acts that could be Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Alt Country, and Roots artists. In 2010, AMERICAN PIE 1 featured Paleface, Hoots and Helmouth, Among the Oak and Ash, and Daniel Wayne...a great success.

Expanding on the success of AMERICANA PIE 1, AMERICANA PIE 2 was developed into a four day series with Brooklyn County Fair and sponsored by Six Point
Craft Ales. Over 1000 people attended what were some of the last shows in the history of Southpaw in Brooklyn. Each night was packed and the crowds were treated to amazing performances by Dayna Kurtz, Courtesy Tier, Daniel Wayne, The Barnyard Brothers, Grand Prospect, Sons Of Bill, The Newton Gang, Rebecca Pronsky Band, ’ll Be John Brown, The Hollows, JP + The Gilberts, Smokey and The Bandit 2: Electric Boogaloo, The High Irons, The Crevulators, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Six Deadly Venoms and Birdhive Boys.

AMERICANA PIE: the monthly began on March 29th at the The Rock Shop.

From Oct.4-7, AMERICANA PIE 3 will take place. Over these four nights, LITTLEFIELD, THE ROCK SHOP, AND UNION HALL will present shows as part of this Festival.
The Hollows
The Hollows
The Hollows are a roots-rock ensemble of multi-instrumentalists— a freewheeling hootenanny of a band. A veritable junkyard of mandolins, banjos, guitars, keyboards, horns, harmonicas, and various other musical doodads are in constant rotation, and with no frontman (or six frontmen), everyone writes and arranges material, creating a diverse and uniquely blended sound.

Their debut LP, Belong to the Land, was recorded at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY and released in August 2011. Soon after, the band was voted The Deli Magazine’s “NYC Artist of the Month” and showcased in the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon. “Poor Eyes,” the band’s first music video, was released in February 2012 (its release party garnering a “Critic’s Pick” in TimeOut NY), and the track was later highlighted in the soundtrack to Bob Giraldi‘s short film A Poet Long Ago (2013). ”Basilica” and “Home” have also appeared in the soundtrack to Sun Belt Express, a feature film starring Tate Donovan which is currently making the rounds at festivals.

A follow-up self-titled EP was tracked at Brooklyn’s Grand Street Recording and Galaxy Smith Studios and released in June 2012, landing features on Spinner, The Huffington Post, MSN, WCBS FM, Pure Volume, and, among others. A second music video, “August,” was released that July on BaebleMusic.

The Hollows showcased again in the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon and attended South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX. A live album, Neverending Show, was released in April 2013 and was called “a fresh breath of true musician spirit” that offered “a soulful, powerful and thick sound” and captured “everything that makes seeing The Hollows live in concert so much fun.”

The band recently completed main tracking for their next full-length studio album at The Bunker in Brooklyn with producer John Siket (Sonic Youth, Phish, Yo La Tengo, Dave Matthews Band) and engineer James Frazee (Beck, Patti Smith, Esperanza Spalding).

Onstage, The Hollows are a high-octane, unpredictable barn-burner. You can expect a lot of foot-stomping, over-the-top toasts to life and death, and a good bit of sweat. Put on yer dancin’ shoes.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH (The Deli Magazine)
BEST OF THIS WEEK (Oh My Rockness)
BEST OF SXSW (The Wild Honey Pie)
The Future Laureates
The Future Laureates
With a successful presence at SXSW 2012, plus airplay on 140 college radio stations, The Future Laureates are celebrating with unabashed energy and triumph. Offering positive punk-rock energy with folk/pop musicianship, their sonic champagne is frothing
and bubbling with the release of their third studio album, “Fortress Sessions”. It is seriously full of fun. Since the release of their new record, the band has had their music talked about in blogs ranging from and Southside on the Town to, as well as a plethora of internet radio stations and podcasts.

They’ve established connections with fans over shared interests. The bleakness of current events or dynamics of interpersonal relationships faced by college-age crowds (most of them singing along) can’t be downtrodden as the pure sunshine of radio-ready pop comes through in every millisecond. Soaring harmonies glide through serious matters of the head and heart, along with major jamming by guitar, bass, drums- and ukulele.

2011’s “Rethink the Recession” led to reviews of “Kingston Blues,” the EP’s single, as “a fresh and fun melody led by a lively rhythm, brisk percussion, and warm, spirited vocals.” ( and “…it’s not just a gimmicky thing; he jams the livin’ crap outta that uke!” ( The same year, the album won licensing deals with a variety of shows on MTV, Showtime, and Discovery Networks via Tinderbox music.

Touring has brought together even more fans through numerous Midwest and East Coast journeys as well as hometown venues including Chicago’s House of Blues, DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel, and the Congress Theater for the 3rd and 4th annual Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festivals. They’ve shared crowds with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Drive-By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, hellogoodbye, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and Dawes.

Through it all, they keep it smart, fun and rhythmic.

In 2012, The Future Laureates have added “the fifth Beatle” with Chicago’s CAUDog Records. Working with accomplished producer Ellis Clark (Nikki Sudden with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Kim Thayil of Soundgarden), the recent album is their strongest effort to date. “We’ve treated it as a separate entity and process than our live shows, with additional organ, piano, horns, percussion, and most notably, violin,” says Danny Surico, primary songwriter for The Future Laureates.

“Fortress Sessions” sees TFL’s three founding members (Danny Surico (guitar/vocals), James Hyde (bass/vocals) and Matthew Daigler (ukulele/vocals) polish 12 gems with an unprecedented level of honesty about the songwriting and arrangements. Also contributing are special guests Ellis Clark on keys and organ, Mike Scheiman on guitar, Aaron Apter on drums and percussion, Kristina Priceman on violin, and Emily Claire Palmer on vocals. The album gained its unique title from the band’s practice space and songwriting hub, a coach house fondly nicknamed “The Fortress” tucked away in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Following their SXSW appearances in Austin, TX this March, the band is gearing up this summer for some hot festivals, including the world's largest music festival: Summerfest. They'll also be playing a slew of shows in the Midwest and along the East Coast to promote the new album. Spontaneous, professional and passionate, TFL is dedicated to bringing their latest effort to radio and online distribution; in fact, another 300-city, North American college radio campaign through Tinderbox Music kicks off in June. Most importantly, they’re bringing it to the fans that keep dancing and singing along.
Morgan O'kane
Morgan O'kane
Every so often, just when you think the well is dry and the tradition is dead, you are gratefully reminded that there is still water down there and that the tradition was only sleeping.Morgan O’Kane from Charlottesville, Virginia is one of those reminders. A virtuoso banjo player, shouter and activist now based in New York City, Morgan recalls two other transplanted legendary southern artists; Reverend Gary Davis and Aunt Molly Jackson. Like the reverend, Morgan honed his skills making a living as a busking street artist. Like Aunt Molly, he has kept his connection to his Appalachian home and its issues, taking part in the campaign to ban mountaintop removal mining, which destroys the land and the people who live on it.


“If Dan Tyminski were to challenge Ravi Shankar to duelling banjos on the neutral ground of a Scottish Kayleigh…Pendulum could well be the outcome.

The album is a collection of 14 songs from banjo player extraordinaire Morgan O’Kane, who must surely be to the banjo, what Joe Satriani is to the electric guitar. Yes, if there was a prize for banjo shredding it would, without question, be on O’Kane’s mantelpiece. ” – Pete Whalley UK - May 2012

“Ace dirty banjo man trawls the dark side…Its O’Kane’s banjo and vocal that dominate what is an intense and superb set” Americana-UK June 2012

MORGAN O’Kane “Pendulum” (Dollartone / Sonic Rendezvous) (4.5 *****) (google translate)

“Morgan O’Kane is a downright phenomenon. A real natural phenomenon! …. immediately speaks heavily to the imagination. ….the mad musical passion. His songs are raw, his singing game and his game on both banjo and mandolin at once inventive and very energetic…Old foundations cracking under his revolutionary hammering on their own particular banjo. Bluegrass sounded really never so intense as here. In a production of Vic Thrill and further including the necessary helping hand services Ferd Moyse of the Hackensaw Boys on fiddle, the recently named the Carolina Chocolate Drops joined Leyla McCalla on cello, Ezekiel Healy on dobro, Liam Crill with spoons, JR Hankins on flugelhorn and Domino Kirke additional vocals O’Kane takes the genre to speak again. That may all sound a little exaggerated, but it certainly is not! Listen for yourself …With the fourteen songs on this second of O’Kane, the roof just off of! We’re deeply impressed!…”

“In all the songs Morgan demonstrates a deep knowledge of human frailties and motivations….a sweaty, salty and passion imbued primer….Morgan’s rough voice, haunting vocals and virtuoso string music awakens the spirits of the old world and transposes them to his own time” May 2012

“the musicians are enthusiastic and their chops are solid – especially banjo virtuoso Morgan O’Kane” June 15, 2011 NOW Toronto, Norman Wilner (excerpt from Film review of Below New York)
Spuyten Duyvil
Spuyten Duyvil
Hailing from the Hudson Valley, Spuyten Duyvil's (pronounced: "Spite + n Dive + l") soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, amped-up lap steel guitar and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music.

“One of the best bands to emerge on the Americana music scene in the last year”
-John Platt, WFUV