Sleepy Hollow's Grand Slambovians to perform electrifying live performance

| 26 Mar 2014 | 10:22

Known for electrifying live performances, The Grand Slambovians will return to the Newton Theatre on Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m.

The Grand Slambovians (aka Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams) have been called everything from "hillbilly-Pink Floyd" to "folk-pop" to "surreal Americana." Dancing freely between all existing religious and philosophical mythologies, the music is uplifting and empowering.

Formed in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. over a decade ago, The Grand Slambovians pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. They built their career from the ground up, winning support from indie radio and press from the start.

The band is currently working on their fifth studio album, "A Box of Everything" (the first to be distributed by a major, Sony Red through Red River entertainment) scheduled for release in early 2014. Headlining major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, the band has a devoted cult following and an ever-expanding international fan base.

They are led by songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals, guitar, harmonica), known for tall tales and philosophizing, who wrote the music and co-produced three musicals with theater legend Ted Mann at Circle in The Square Theater in NYC 2010-2012. Longo is joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin); Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc); and Eric Puente (drums). Their live performance is where the real magic comes down, and that is what really sets this band apart.

Tickets for The Grand Slambovians are $34 for premium seating, $29 for orchestra and $24 for balcony. Tickets may be purchased by visiting or contact the box office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, N.J.