Adam Arcuragi / Spirit Family Reunion
Arcuragi (pronounced ärk; er; ā; jēe) grew up listening to his grandparent's collection of old country records and Southern hymns, while wearing out cassette tapes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles. Arcuragi's self-titled debut was released in 2006 and was followed up by I Am Become Joy in 2009. The All Music Guide states, "There is unbridled joy inherent in even the saddest of these songs, and unforgettable images in almost every verse," while the Washington Post said of the band's live dates, "If you want to see troubadouring done right, it's your duty to catch Arcuragi."
Spirit Family Reunion plays homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake, and holler to. Ever since the group started singing together on the street corners, farmers markets, and subway stations of New York, its songs have rung out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gathers to sing, there is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there is no divide between performer and spectator.