January 23, 2019

Black Americana at the American Folk Art Museum, 2/1

Queen Esther

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 On the first day of Black History Month, we present…

Queen Esther & Lizzie No
Black Americana Show!
The American Folk Art Museum
Free Music Fridays!
February 1st at 5:30pm
Three Sets!
FREE * FREE * FREE

With the release of her debut album, ‘Hard Won,’ in March 2017, singer-songwriter, harpist, and guitarist Lizzie No established herself as one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary folk music. Billboard
Magazine called the album “simultaneously understated and fervent.” She followed up the album with the release of “Sundown,” a benefit track for Black Lives Matter. *

Lizzie has showcased at Americanafest, SXSW, and as a featured soloist at the Louisville Orchestra’s Festival of American Music. She is also a winner of the American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest. She and her band are currently recording their second full-length album, due out in 2019.

Grand Prize winner of the 2008 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, Queen Esther continues to perform internationally in various projects with her mentor harmelodic guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer, including his iconic free jazz group Odyssey, as she forges her own sonic path with her jazz collective and her Black Americana outfit. Released in 2015, her critically acclaimed album The Other Side – “…the most exciting Afro-Americana album of the year.” (Paste) – is garnering airplay worldwide.

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