Queen Esther Sings Black Americana Sunday, June 18th at 7pm Superfine 126 Front St. DUMBO 718 243 9005 FEATURING: Hilliard Greene, double bass Jeff McLaughlin, guitar + vocals “This album is amazing. And very difficult to classify. Can you imagine a black Lucinda Williams? Not like when she plays the blues torn from her first albums, no. A black Lucinda Williams in pop, rhythm, blues and even gender roots Americana. So it sounds, if you can imagine such a hodgepodge somehow, the latest album from this brutal, original, explosive singer.” — El Descodificador, Vanity Fair (Spain) “Every song is sung with passion and fire, by this underrated female singer who should be a musical giant.” — Country Music People (UK) Accompanied by bassist Hilliard Greene and guitarist Jeff McLaughlin, songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Queen Esther sings original material from her critically acclaimed Black Americana album The Other Side as well as alt-blues, country gospel standards and new songs.
Winter Into Spring Superfine Residency! First Sunday in February, March and April February 5th * March 5th * April 2nd Two sets — 7pm – 9pm NO COVER! Superfine 126 Front St. DUMBO 718 243 9005 From events producer Jan Bell at the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comes a winter residency to thaw the snow while we wait for spring. Partnering with Jeff McLaughlin on vocals and guitar, Queen Esther performs Black Americana — country classics, old timey gospel songs, vaudeville blues, original soulful tunes, brand new songs and more — at DUMBO’s own Superfine. Performances are on the first Sunday evening of February, March and April for two sets from 7pm – 9pm. These gigs are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested.
HooDoo Lady: A Tribute to Memphis Minnie Friday, December 2nd at 9pm $10 Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St. Red Hook Featuring Erin & Bug (of The Defibulators) Queen Esther Sarah Alden The Four O’Clock Flowers Gato Paloma Karen Poliski Rashad Brown Chloe Swantner Ali Dineen Joanna Sternberg Sunshine Nights Kylie Wilder Jazz Jam in Jalopy Tavern at 11pm Hosted by Joanna Sternberg All proceeds go toward The Water Protectors at Standing Rock.
Queen Esther and The Blue Crowns at the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Friday, September 23rd at 8pm Jalopy Theater (Opening night!) 315 Columbia St. in Red Hook Saturday, September 24th at 4pm Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Liberty View Lawn Brooklyn’s best play sixty shows at seven locations along the spectacular waterfront. Day time shows in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge (Friday and Saturday), & Brooklyn Bridge Park (Saturday and Sunday). Evening Shows at beloved pioneer establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo: Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s, Red Hook Bait and Tackle, 68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine. Winner of the ‘Dumbo Dozen’ Award for innovative and impactful work in the community at DUMBO Business Improvement District, AGM 2016. The Festival is made possible in part by generous sponsors and the office of Councilman Stephen Levin.
Queen Esther & The Blue Crowns at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC Millennium Stage Performance & Simulcast Thursday, September 22nd at 6pm Queen Esther and her band The Blue Crowns perform a set of Black Americana on one of the premiere stages in the world. The Blue Crowns: Kelvyn Bell, Electric guitar Hilliard Greene, Bass Boo Reiners, Acoustic guita Shirazette Tinnin, Drums The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage features FREE performances at 6pm – 365 days a year, rain or shine.