Tag : black americana

December 30, 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 […]

 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