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The 6th Annual Brooklyn Americana “Long Distance !” Music Festival in partnership with Americana Music Association UK September 10th – 13th 2020 The watch parties will take place via Facebook Events. ‘Like’ the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Facebook page to view and join the events. Watch links will be provided there at the scheduled times. Thursday 9/10  AMA UK Opening Day Noon – 2:30pm GMT / 5 – 7:30pm EDT  Jalopy Theatre Opening Night 7:30pm – 10pm ‘Gangstagrass’ Special Feature 10pm. Friday 9/11  Dumbo Archway. Lock Down Local All Stars  5 – 10pm Sunnys Bar 10pm – Midnight  Saturday 9/12 Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge. Special Guest Venue in Madison, Tennessee! Honky Tonk Happy Hour. 3 – 5pm  Dumbo Archway ‘Carousel’ Stage 5 – 10pm Lovingly Dedicated to Jane Wolentas 68 Jay St Bar All Star Locals 10pm – Midnight Sunday 9/13 Story Time at Superfine with Melanie Hope Greenberg ‘Mermaids On Parade!” 10:30am Superfine Sunday Bluegrass Brunch. 11am – 3pm Brooklyn Bridge Park Women’s Stage 3pm – 9pm  Superfine After Party 9pm til late More 2020 Online Festival Event Announcements Coming Very Soon! Hooray!

August 20, 2020

Preorder Leesta Vall Recordings Session October 10th SONG LIST When I See You Again My Grumpy One The Whiskey Wouldn’t Let Me Pray I Love You Blow, Blossoms Baby, I Don’t Cry Over You We’re thrilled to welcome Harlem’s Queen Esther to Live Sessions on October 4th, 2020. And this session is available exclusively via preorder! Here’s how it works:  We’ll cut a 7″ lathe cut vinyl record of a song of your choosing for each person that orders between now and the session date.  No two records will be the same and only one copy of each will be made.  Your record will include a one-of-a-kind performance from Queen Esther, cut specifically for you. And, you choose the song! Just choose from the list above, and she will even deliver a personal message right on the record before she goes into your performance …pretty special! Quantities and time are limited, so don’t sleep on this one…. Our limited edition lathe cut record releases are made on a modified antique record cutting lathe from the 1950’s. Each record is handmade, one at a time, in real time, by a real person.  Learn more about our lathe cut records here. Estimated ship date: 10/10/20

December 25, 2019

Wave Hill presents The Armor Hall Concerts Queen Esther February 8th, 2pm Queen Esther, guitar + vocal Jeff McLaughlin, guitar Ben Rubin, double bass Imported from Charleston, SC, and Atlanta respectively, vocalist, songwriter, musician and producer Queen Esther delves into her Lowcountry childhood and harmelodic tendencies to forge a sonic path that melds roots rock, country gospel and twang, creating original songs and reigniting obscure tunes. Concerts begin at 2PM and last approximately one hour with no intermission. Ticket prices (including admission to the grounds): Adults: $30 at the door/$14 at the door for children ages 8-18. Purchase your tickets in advance and save $2 per ticket. Wave Hill Members save 10%. Order tickets online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. Mission Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts. Since its founding in 1965, Wave Hill has evolved as a unique urban oasis, world-class garden and vital resource. Located in the northwest Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades and owned by the City of New York, Wave Hill is a must-see for garden enthusiasts and anyone seeking a serene, beautiful place to relax. Wave Hill House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates back to the mid-19th century. Through our thoughtfully stewarded landscape, […]

September 11, 2019

5th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival September 19 -22, 2019 Checkout our 2019 playlist on Spotify PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther sings Black Americana at Brooklyn Bridge Park Liberty View, Pier 6 on September 22nd at 3pm. Opening Night at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 19th Black Oak Artists Dayna Kurtz, Megan Palmer, and Underhill Rose Hosted by Jan Bell & the Maybelles  – Get your ticket here! This fund raiser event will usher in the 5th annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival  and is an opportunity to both keep the BAMF growing and spend an intimate evening of Americana Music, with a trio of talented musicians. Also on 9/19 at Time Out Market NY – Roof Top Stage in Dumbo with Austin TX Duo: Jaimee Harris and Graham Weber 6:30 – 8:30pm FREE!  

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 […]