The Deconstructionists perform at Harrisburg, PA PBS station, WITF.
“The Straw Man vs The Paper Tiger” recorded as part of a studio session.
"Kauffman is well-known in the area as both a solo artist and leader of the band The Deconstructionists. His songs are spare and thought-provoking. Opening with “Down By The River,” off his new self-titled full band CD, the song has several layers and would play well as a full-fledged Bluegrass tune with fiddles and mandolins.
Kauffman is also one who is a good storyteller between songs. Another memorable tune from his show was a personal observation about how Facebook is now a place where offering an opinion can take folks down an ever-escalating rabbit hole of incivility. Called “The Straw Man Versus the Paper Tiger,” his frustration is masked by cheery whistling and a mid-tempo driving beat.
“There is a place where everything you’ve ever said is all written down.” Yeah … we can all relate to that!"
-Dan Williams 2/28/18 in That Music Mag review of show from Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA
(Patrick Coman CD release with Liz Fulmer) Link to Article
Chris and Joe of The Deconstructionists perform "Belong" on Good Day PA's Studio Sessions