THE SANDCATCHERS

Friday, February 2nd, 7:30 pm 

In the past four years we have presented many classic Americana groups and songwriters but recently have explored the edges of that genre with Hiroya Tsukamoto.  Our final exploratory foray unto the edges of Americana, at least for now, will include the Sandcatchers.  A unique, fresh sound blending the middle eastern oud (ancestor of the guitar) with the dreamy, americana infused textures of the steel guitar.  A double-bass and the drums complete the core group but are often accompanied with a cellist.   

We caught this Brooklyn-based quartet on John Schaefer's "New Sounds" series (We're HUGE fans) and just had to book them.  We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.

Sandcatchers

Spiral Sounds is a house-concert series within the New York City metro area.  Located in Paulus Hook, a Victorian waterside neighborhood of Jersey City, our venue provides an intimate setting for acoustic music in an 1870 Victorian townhouse.   

100% of the recommended $20 donation go to the musicians!  

We provide an array of healthy munchies at our concerts, and feel free to BYOB to share with others.   

Located literally 5,000 feet from Manhattan, one or two stops on the Path train, the Paulus Hook ferry, or the Jersey City-Warren Street ferry, you may also easily drive here as we are 1 mile from the NJ Turnpike (Columbus Avenue exit) or Holland Tunnel.  

DIRECTIONS: Will be emailed to you when you reserve your seats

Our Vision  

We want to enable fine musicians to earn a living from their art.  We want to help discerning people hear high quality music.  Our vision is to pull these two groups together for the sustenance and enjoyment of both.  

Our current focus is upon acoustic based musicians that are professionals but without that big music label contract yet, or those musicians that still have their day jobs and are on the cusp of earning a living full time from their craft. Our audience is generally made up of musically informed people, other musicians, and those that just love live music.  

As most musicians now hit the road in order to earn their living, House Concerts have become a wonderful alternative to the bar scene. Live-music loving people open their homes for a more intimate experience to hear music and musicians obtain donations at the house concerts, more often with better income than from the bars and nightclubs.  Musicians and audience often chat over snacks and drink in the kitchen, a bond and a community are often found in these venues that can not be found elsewhere in the musical world.  

House concerts are the platform we have chosen to bring our two groups together, musicians and a music loving audience, so that we can enable the ongoing support of our musical culture