Sammy Miller and the Congregation play Cafe 939
March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
This New York City-based band is on a mission, crisscrossing country like a vaudevillian revival show with evangelic fervor for music. As a familial collective, Sammy Miller and the Congregation have captured its frenetic energy and unflinchingly optimistic songwriting on Leaving Egypt, its debut album.
The band freely mixes vocal and instrumental tracks live and on record, taking the audience on a journey with the lead melody, primarily carried by the vocalists. Described as a mashup of the sensibilities of Ben Folds and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the seven-piece band is comprised of charismatic musicians who are conservatory trained with a childlike awe for creating music.
The band lineup includes Sammy Miller, drums and vocals; Sam Crittenden, trombone; Ben Flocks, tenor sax; Sammy’s sister Molly Miller on guitar; Alphonso Horne, trumpet; Corbin Jones, bass and tuba; and David Linard, piano. Independently, the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, and Beyoncé.
The show starts at 8:00 p.m. EST and you can stream it here.