“Blues, folk, bluegrass and a party on stage accurately describes six-piece band Spuyten Duyvil”
The Rivertowns Enterprise
"Bravo for 7 piece Hudson Valley roots band who show meteoric maturity from 2010's New Amsterdam. Solid writing supporting the playful yet powerful vocals of Beth Kaufman and first class fiddle and harmonica all playing with the enthusiasm of a jug band on moonshine."
KAFM-CO review of "Temptation"
“Spuyten Dyvil's new CD "Temptation" is appropriately named as once you hear it you will be tempted to lock it into your CD player and just keep playing it over and over. The band sounds super tight with great harmonies and if you can see them live, as I did, do so as soon as you possibly can.”
WVGN Virgin Islands - "Temptation" Review
"I'll Fly Away" hits #2 song and "Temptation" hits #7 album on October 2013's Folk DJ Chart
— International Folk DJ Radio Play Chart
"Temptation" reaches #20 on Roots Music Report Folk Top 50 Radio Airplay Chart October 2013
— Roots Music Report
"Raucous Roots...a tantalizing taste of the changes afoot at Caramoor"
The New York Times
"Temptation" enters Top 20 of Roots Music Report Folk Top 50 Internet Radio Airplay Chart December 2013
— Roots Music Report
"Temptation" reaches #27 on The Roots 66 Airplay Chart 12-2013
— The Alternate Root TV
"Joyous, soulful, raucous and most of all, incredible fun!-Spuyten Duyvil is all that and more! Bitter is one of the most awesome tunes of 2013! I can't stop dancin'!
WMSC-FM 90.3, Montclair, NJ
“I was chatting with the dark force, the Duyvil, and I asked, what kind of music just rubs Your Evilness the wrong way, sticks in your craw, makes you feel like all your dark-cloud-threatening Duyvilness is stopped in its tracks so that, like, humanity will never fall into your labyrinth of depressing, poorly lit paths, and she said this: It's the toe-tapping, the dancing, the humming, the strong melodic structures that build till you don't want them to stop, the gosh-darned great singing and musicianship, that's when I know I'm up against it, I've been Spuytened again. It's not easy being a fallen angel, she said, not with Spuyten Duyvil leaving bunches of good-feeling happy audiences all over the place, sigh. The Duyvil started to cry, which is not a good sight, and I then said old girl, you need some cheering up. Have you heard "Temptation"?”
WRKF Baton Rouge - "Temptation" Review
"To me they are the hottest new band in folk music ... and one of the best"
WXPN - Top Host Pick of 2011
“I find myself using the term rave-up probably more than I should. If I had to shut it down except for one musical act, this would be the one. Mark Miller has assembled one of the most kick-ass ensembles we’ll get to see in the Northeast....Beth Kaufman handles most of the lead vocals and her voice is an exquisite bell-like clarion call. Mark’s gruff and gritty vocals are a perfect counterpoint....The band really runs on all cylinders on this one. Blues harp, lap steel, fiddle, drums... sheer perfection....”
Acoustic Live! "Temptation" review
"The list of awards and accolades for Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "Spite + n Dive + l", which is important to know when you tell your friends about them) seems to be never ending. This talented group of musicians brings together any sound your Americana-hungry ears could ask for: lap steel guitar, harmonica, electric mandolin, they’ve got it all. But the real prize is how they are able to round up all these elements to provide the perfect setting for Beth Kaufman-Miller’s commanding lead vocals. With a range of barn-house party jams and slowed-down serenades, Spuyten Duyvil has got you covered for any occasion."
Sonicbids Weekly Shoutout
"Spuyten Duyvil is no secret to the folk community. They are critically acclaimed, have been featured at some of the most notable festivals around, and tour extensively around the Northeast.
PFS is ecstatic to announce that The Philly Music Co-op is sponsoring Spuyten Duyvil and presenting them at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. The sponsorship will supply a $500 grant for the Spuyten Duyvil on their travels and will partner PFS and the band for their highly anticipated Formal Showcase at NERFA."
The Philly Music Co-op sponsors Spuyten Duyvil!
“New Amsterdam (release date 6/10/2011):
Nominated for Best American Roots Album by The Alternate Root TV
WMFT Rich Warren's Favorite CDs of 2011 - Chicago, IL
WXPN Year in Review Gene Shay's Top Ten Host Picks 2011 - Philadelphia, PA
WFDU Top Ten Folk CDs of 2011 - Ron Olesko, Host Traditions
WFUV Best of 2011 Staff Picks - John Platt Honorable Mention - New York, NY
Radio Crystal Blue Best New Artist for 2011
WVPE Top 30 Albums of 2011 Al Kniola & Norm Mast, Hosts The Back Porch South Bend, IN
WTUF Best of 2011 Donna Mavity, Host Donna's Americana Hour, Thomasville, GA
WMSC Favorite Songs of 2011 (One Fine Day) - Joe Pszonek, Host Radio Nowhere
WDCB #4 Fave Song of 2011 (Freight Train/Louis Collins) Lilli Kuzma, Folk Festival - Glen Ellyn, Chicago, IL
"The Year’s Best Mostly-Covers Album" runner up honors from Cover Lay Down”
"New Amsterdam" - Top CD lists for 2011
“New Amsterdam (release date 6/10/2011):
Airplay on Over 165 Stations Nationwide including Sirius XM's The Village - #9 Top Album on the Folk DJ Chart - #3 of the 'Top 5 Most Added' artists on the Americana Music Association's Americana Airplay Chart 5/9/2011 - #15 on the on the Cashbox Magazine / Roots Music Report's Roots Country Top 50 - #66 on the Americana Music Association's Americana Airplay Chart - #8 on the Roots Music Report's New York: Roots Radio Airplay Chart - #9 on the Cashbox Magazine / Roots Music Report's Internet Airplay Folk Top 50 Chart - #46 on the Alternate Root Top 66 International Airplay Chart - The Midnight Special’s CD of the Week on WFMT Chicago for 4/30/2011 - Top Ten on KAXE, Minnesota - #19 on KZMU Utah's Roots Chart”
"New Amsterdam" - Radio Charts
"Spuyten Duyvil, a band from just outside the environs of New York City (Yonkers to be exact) that has just self-released a debut CD that's among the finer roots-based collections I've heard all year--on any label."
The Bluegrass Special
"Congrats go to Spuyten Duyvil, Radio Crystal Blue's Best New Artist of 2011"
"It’s the ability of Spuyten Duyvil (spite-en dive-el) to take traditional country, bluegrass, folk, string band and whatever else is in the rack, pull out the needed elements, in the right amounts and turn it into a completely modern sound that makes this band and the album so incredibly good. That and the fact that the octet from Yonkers, NY is comprised of highly skilled players and singers that understand the music and know the mission make 'New Amsterdam' and Spuyten Duyvil completely believable; placing them alongside folks like The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Shieks. Yeah, they’re that good…and that authentic."
— The Alternate Root TV
"I'd like to thank John Platt for our "Folkstage" artists tonight, the seven-piece band Spuyten Duyvil that blew the roof off the studio and more than thrilled the audience. They were high energy folk at its best and we had a rollicking good time of music that's indescribably fun. ...This is one very special band."
WFMT - "Folkstage"
““From the first note Spuyten Duyvil grabs your attention, drawing you in with their joyful, uplifting and spirited music. This is contemporary old time music at its best played with heart, soul and sass.””
Maggi Landau, Advance Praise For New Amsterdam
"I totally love Spuyten Duyvill ... I heard a track on satellite radio, dug it out and auditioned and was very impressed."
Kansas Public Radio - Best of 2011
"Spuyten Duyvil's songs draw on the roots of American music and history, but in the hands of eight superb performers they crackle with energy that's both contemporary and downright irresistible."
“---Ear Candy Music Contest Winners ---
"Pure Americana at its best, Spuyten Duyvil takes the traditional sounds of the American south and makes them fresh and new. The band’s musicianship is outstanding and Beth Kaufman’s soaring vocals tie them all together."”
— College News | Boston Hannah International
"This group is terrific! High energy and original approaches to their own songs and traditional tunes."
"With "New Amsterdam", Spuyten Duyvil delivers a wonderfully boisterous collection of songs that define what "roots" music should sound like. Spuyten Duyvil roll like an old time tent show, but instead of selling worthless snake oil, they deliver a package of gems, well crafted tunes and stories that are pure fun to listen to."
"On behalf of the Huntington Arts Council and the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, I want to thank you and Spuyten Duyvil for participating at the L.I. Fall Festival. Your performance on the Chapin Rainbow Stage was one of the weekend highlights and helped make a glorious weekend even more memorable. I have had nothing but glowing reviews and comments from those who attended. It was a pleasure working with you..."
Huntington Arts Council
"I remember tossing a cherry bomb into a lake when I was a kid. That's how Spuyten Duyvil affected me when I first heard them and this CD conveys that shock and excitement. Great original writing by member Mark Miller along with a traditional tune and one by Libba Cotton, and outstanding vocals from Beth Kaufman blast this group into the stratosphere. The basically acoustic octet rocks without running up the electric bill. They are so refreshingly original there's no way to describe them in a few words."
WFMT - The Midnight Special's Favorite CD's of 2011
"Spuyten Duyvil were standouts at the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists
Showcase this year. They draw on traditional roots, but with a
contemporary point of view and a truly spirited presentation."
"Spuyten Duyvil is a band that can perform songs in a variety of styles without sounding like just a visitor to any of them. They have a writer who can deliver those songs, and a lead singer who can put them across beautifully."
— Oliver di Place, a music blog
“….Wow… from the opening notes on New Amsterdam, the energy, the excitement, and the
pure joy of playing and singing together is palpable. Spuyten Duyvil is more than a band, it’ s a community. Like builders of community. Infectious and fun- inviting us in to sing, dance, and celebrate. I’ m basking in their musical glow.””
Advance Praise For New Amsterdam
"I can't remember when I enjoyed an evening of music more than at the WFUV Living Room show watching Spuyten Duyvil. The group possesses an incredible musical energy that was immediately infectious to everyone. It was like getting your favorite friends together to play and they all happened to be really great musicians!"