Queen Esther and The Blue Crowns perform Black Americana at The Philadelphia Folk Festival Sunday, August 20th TWO SETS! Featuring: Boo Reiners, acoustic guitar Jeff McLaughlin, electric guitarHilliard Greene, double bass Queen Esther, vocals + acoustic guitar 11am – 11:50am Sunday Gospel (The Camp Stage) 4pm – 4:50pm All Hail The Queen (The Culture Tent) Join us for a three or four day extravaganza of traditional and contemporary music, dance, crafts, camping, and children’s activities hosted at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township. Come for just a day or stay for the entire weekend!
Queen Esther Sings Black Americana Roots & Ruckus at Jalopy Theater 133 Columbia Red Hook, Brooklyn August 9th at 9pm sharp NO COVER! An extraordinary lineup this week at Roots n’ Ruckus with amazing talent, full of old friends and new faces! Wednesday, August 9th at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music – as always, no cover! 9:00pm – Queen Esther 9:30pm – Feral Foster 10:00pm – Ali Dineen 10:30pm – Slow Pony 11:00pm – Fernandito Ferrer 11:30pm – Mattias Kaufmann & Zoë Aqua
Queen Esther sings Black Americana The American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Center Free Music Fridays July 14th at 6:30pm In anticipation of her debut at the 56th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, Queen Esther performs a suite of original Black Americana with guitarist Jeff McLaughlin. Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free. Sharing the bill for the evening — Heartland Nomads and Caitlin Mahoney.
Arts Brookfield and NewSong Music Present Queen Esther Sings Black Americana Wednesday, June 28th at 12:30pm 1 New York Plaza New York City FREE, outdoors and open to the public! Soak up the sun and enjoy a lunchtime concert every Wednesday at One New York Plaza! Curated by New Song Music, Summer on the Plaza features music by the next wave of up and coming singer-songwriters. Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Washington, D.C., Toronto, London, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art.
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.