There is only one appropriate reaction to have when listening to Spirit Family -- to stomp your feet and clap your hands. Be sure to dance along their recently released, folk-rock infused debut full-length album, No Separation.
Spirit Family Reunionwas my favorite find atthis year's Newport Folk Festival. The group makes music I'd call "new old-timey," but which its members call "open-door gospel" — gospel music that's not tied to any particular religious denomination.You'll hear fiddle, banjo, guitar and washboard, all gathered around a single microphone in an old-style tradition. (NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, 11/5/12)