Dewey Decimal and the System
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Dewey Decimal and the System

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Dewey Decimal and the System loves bootlegs!!! Currently, Dewey is trying to play live and get into the heads of as many young people as they can; corrupting them for all their worth, infiltrating them with music based on the sounds that made America two-step for the past seventy decades. Recently, Dewey has self released "Live at the Trash Bar," a devastating piece of rock mayhem and country line dancing on an acid trip. "Cold in the Valey" from the aforementioned album has enjoyed relative success and airplay on East Stoudsburg University, Ramapo University and Rutgers University radio stations, respectively.


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Dewey Decimal and the System is a 5-piece Americana/roots rock band hailing from Northwestern New Jersey. The band plays mostly original songs with the occasional rock adaptation of a country or soul classic. The band formed in early 2008 and expanded in December of 2008 to include a new drummer and a second guitar player. Combining country, blues, rockabilly and traditional mountain music, Dewey creates music described by Ben Kweller as "sounding as if Creedence were the backing band for Louis Armstrong, with lyrics of the intensity of Daniel Johnston." The band’s influences include the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jerry Lee Lewis, My Morning Jacket, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Charlie Patton, Bill Bruford, Tony Williams, and many others. The band is currently working on compiling their best live tracks for a live CD and DVD Dewey experience.

Dewey's songs are generally written with the soft folk/country singer's hand of Teddy Sadiwnyk to begin with. However, once these bearded animals get their hands on them and turn the amps and reverb up to ten, one can truly appreciate the coagulation of styles that makes Dewey Decimal and the System one of the most unique live bands today.