Lizzie No “Vanity” Release Show opening act: Queen Esther Mercury Lounge 217 E. Houston St. NYC Tickets: $12 advance/$15 at the door Lizzie No: Building on the songwriting prowess displayed in her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Hard Won,’ Lizzie No is unsparing in the stories she tells on her new album ‘Vanity,’ out August 2. The nine songs on ‘Vanity’ are epic tales of ego, featuring narrative shifts within vividly crafted characters. No embodies characters ranging from a self-obsessed fuckboy in “Narcissus” (which Rolling Stone called a “crisp alt-rock gem”) to a broke songwriter waiting for her big break in “Pity Party,” to a bitter and isolated rocker on “Loyalty” who rants that the crowd has left him behind. Inventive arrangements written in collaboration with co-producer Nick Rapley elevate the record to shimmering heights, alternating between swaggering grooves and intimate clarity. 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. Queen Esther: Imported from South Carolina’s Lowcountry and the ATL respectively, vocalist, songwriter, musician and producer Queen Esther performs internationally with her mentor harmelodic guitar icon James “Blood” Ulmer in various projects — including a recent European tour with his iconic free jazz group Odyssey — as she forges her own sonic path. Paste describes her most recent Black Americana album The Other Side (2015) as – “…the most exciting Afro-Americana album of the year,” while Vanity Fair goes further, saying “This album […]
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.
From National Sawdust Queen Esther sings Black Americana at The Revolution, Vol. 35 January 26, 2019 9:30pm doors * 10pm show 80 N. 6th St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn Contact: 646 779 8455 THE REVOLUTION is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre. This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and unity amongst the arts. Once a month, three different artists showcasing three different genres have a chance to spread love, light, and awareness through their music and their stories. This series supports revolutionary artistry and how important music is to healing, in all aspects of life. As a part of VOL. 35, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists: Queen Esther, Hornē Electric Band, & Mizan
Jalopy Theater presents The 4th Annual Roots n’ Ruckus Fest! December 5th – 9th Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St. PLEASE NOTE: QUEEN ESTHER SINGS BLACK AMERICANA ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH AT JALOPY THEATER! It’s happening again…and we’ve lost our minds! 45+ bands! We’ve expanded it so much it’s utter insanity! 4 Days! 2 Stages! Holiday Bazaar! Guess what??? IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! Wednesday, December 5th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 9:00 PM – The Jalopy Chorus 9:30 PM – Taylor Plas 10:00 PM – Yva Las Vegass 10:30 PM – Eva Salina & Peter Stan 11:00 PM – Lord Youth 11:30 PM – Rashad Brown Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 8:00 PM – Wyndham Baird 9:00 PM – Hannah Thompson 10:00 PM – The Berger Sisters 11:00 PM – Anna J. Witiuk Thursday, December 6th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 8:30 PM – Miss Maybell with Charlie Judkins 9:00 PM – Brooklyn Raga Massive with Neel Murgai & Mir Naqibul Islam 9:30 PM – Bobby Blue The Balladeer 10:00 PM – Tamar Korn 10:30 PM – Litvakus 11:00 PM – Miriam Elhajli 11:30 PM – The Four o’clock Flowers Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 8:00pm – Paisley Fields 9:00pm – Mara Kaye 10:00pm – Skalopy Brass Friday, December 7th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 8:00 PM – Eli Smith 8:30 PM – Ukrainian Village Voices 9:00 PM – Jan Bell 9:30 PM – Piedmont Blūz Acoustic Duo 10:00 PM – The Sunwrays (Frankie Sunswept & Kyle Morgan) 10:30 PM – The Horse-Eyed Men 11:00 PM – Isto 11:30 […]
Queen Esther performs Black Americana at The Obama Foundation Summit November 18th, 7pm Marriott Marquis Chicago, Ill Theme: Common Hope, Uncommon Stories WATCH THE LIVESTREAM AT OBAMA.ORG! #obamasummit The Obama Foundation will host its second annual invitation only summit this November 18-19 in Chicago. President Obama will attend and speak at the event, which for the first time will bring together participants across the Foundation’s inaugural programs—Obama Foundation Fellows, Scholars, Africa Leaders, Community Leadership Corps members, and representatives of the Global Girls Alliance and My Brothers’ Keeper Alliance communities. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Common Hope. Uncommon Stories.”—a recognition that we all want a better future for our communities, even if there are many ways to seek it. The Summit will bring together community leaders from around the world—from diverse backgrounds and with different points of view—to advance the conversation about what community leadership in action means today. Consistent with the Foundation’s mission to inspire, empower, and connect people to change their world and its work to honor the legacy of President and Mrs. Obama, the Foundation also will engage participants in the development of the Obama Presidential Center and Museum. Through its telling of the Obamas’ story, the Foundation hopes to inspire people both in Chicago and around the world to realize their potential is limitless. Summit participants will include 100 young people from across Chicago who have participated in the Community Leadership Corps, as well as other neighbors in Chicago. It also will include 200 other Community Leadership Corps participants […]