The Bowery Ballroom
Spirit Family Reunion

Spirit Family Reunion

Moon Casale, Blind Boy Paxton

Sat, April 6, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$15

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This event is 18 and over

Spirit Family Reunion
Spirit Family Reunion
Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there is no divide between performer and spectator.

In a strange barroom or a grand music hall, at a barn dance or on the sunny street corner, Spirit Family Reunion keep the book open, and that old familiar feeling that was almost lost is again new.
Moon Casale
Moon Casale was born in 1984 in Chimayo, NM on the commune of a Catholic chapel called Sanctuario de Nuestro de Esquipulas. He grew up in the largely Hispanic church singing in the choir, often in Spanish. He spent his youth wandering the mountains of the New Mexican desert praising Jesus and howling at the moon with the wolves and coyotes. At 18, he set out for the big city, or in his case, Albuquerque. It was here things started to go downhill for Casale as he became involved in the drug scene - using and dealing. It wasn't until his mentor, a priest from Chimayo, came down to Albuquerque, found Casale gaunt and living in squalor and brought him back to the church. With his life back on track and a renewed interest in music, Casale decided at age 24 to take a Greyhound bus across the country to the city of all cities and that of course is New York City.

He has spent the last 4 years developing his songwriting skills at open mic nights around the city, church events and singing in local choirs. He started driving as a chauffeur to pay the bills. This is Moon Casale's debut album of his own compositions. Sober and with his faith restored, he hopes to take his songs around the world and change the way people think about contemporary Christian music.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/