The Night Eagle Cafe
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200 State Street Binghamton, NY (607) 217-7334

Gandalf Murphy


Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams.....Music that can 'Heal what ails ya!'. They fumble onto the stage, talk freely to the audience as if they knew you forever, tell you their names, "Just so you know who's playin' for ya," and then proceed to take you away. The music is simple and relatively straight forward, very familiar yet strangely unique and transporting. These good thieves steal freely from the music they love, all kinds of music. They write great stories and know how to paint the scenes with their respective instruments not too flashy, flashy enough. You feel instantly at home with them in other worlds, worlds of hope and possibility. Formed in 1998 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams quickly became known as one of the most intriguing new bands in the Hudson Valley. Voted the 'Best Unsigned Band of 1998' by the Hudson Valley AFM, the group quickly graduated from playing small coffeehouses and open mics to playing some of the best venues in the region, ie. The Bottom Line, The Towne Crier, Bowery Ballroom, The Palace Theater, Club Passim as well as festivals like Clearwater Hudson River Revival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, headlining and sharing the stage with Dar Williams, Greg Brown, Ani DiFranco, Garth Hudson, Pete Seeger, Fred Eaglesmith, Cui Jian, The Kennedys Jeffrey Gaines, and many others....As earthy as the music seems, The Circus has a spiritual side -"Talkin' to the Buddha," "Call to the Mystic," "Living with God," "Flapjacks from the Sky". Dancing freely between existing religious and philosophical mythologies their music is not only uplifting and empowering but fun, a lot of fun. As Woody Guthrie said: "It's not enough for a song to be good, it must be good for something...This show will be another sell out..Make your reservations Early