Black Americana at the 9th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival! Presented by the Jalopy Theater & School of Music A Three Day Festival * 30+ Bands * Workshops! * A family friendly square dance! * and much more! St. Ann’s Church 157 Montague St. (between Clinton & Henry) Queen Esther performs on Sunday, April 30th at 5pm For tickets, click here. The Brooklyn Folk Festival strives to present the best in American and world folk music. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY our festival is a celebration of down home music, cultural diversity and memory. Each year we draw talent from New York’s own thriving folk music scene as well as from the national and international world of folk, traditional and vernacular music. The annual festival provides an opportunity for young and old alike to come together, enjoy music, workshops, film screenings, contests and jam sessions and be part of the vitality of our community. The festival is produced each year with a strong sense of vision and attention to detail with the goal of achieving an event that is more than the sum of its parts. The Brooklyn Folk Festival is presented each year by the Jalopy Theatre & School of Music, a grassroots community space that is a music venue, music school, instrument store and record label. By growing the Brooklyn Folk Festival over the past 9 years, the Jalopy has created a substantial and unique community event that brings together thousands of music lovers and hundreds of musicians to celebrate the valuable […]
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 Black Americana at its finest! Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St. one set — 9pm Three bands! $15 The Line-up: Queen Esther — guitar, vocals Jeff McLaughlin — guitar, vocals Hilliard Greene — bass Shirazette Tinnin — drums
Tribute to Memphis Minnie and Mississippi John Hurt Queen Esther sings Memphis Minnie in a one night only tribute to the great lady herself — as well as Mississippi John Hurt – hosted by singer/songwriter Jan Bell. WHERE: Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St. WHEN: Friday, August 1st at 9pm TICKETS: $10 To purchase tickets in advance, please click here. Performances include: Jan Bell Rashad Brown Karen Dahlstrom Dylan & Stephanie Queen Esther Feral Foster Tamar Korn Mamie Minch Eli Smith …and more! From AllMusic.com: The most popular and prolific blueswoman outside the vaudeville tradition, Memphis Minnie earned the respect of critics, the support of record-buying fans, and the unqualified praise of the blues artists she worked with throughout her long career. Despite her Southern roots and popularity, she was as much a Chicago blues artist as anyone in her day. Big Bill Broonzy recalls her beating both him and Tampa Red in a guitar contest and claims she was the best woman guitarist he had ever heard. Tough enough to endure in a hard business, she earned the respect of her peers with her solid musicianship and recorded good blues over four decades for Columbia, Vocalion, Bluebird, OKeh, Regal, Checker, and JOB. More than a good woman blues guitarist and singer, Memphis Minnie holds her own against the best blues artists of her time, and her work has special resonance for today’s aspiring guitarists. Mississippi John Hurt left behind a legacy unique in the annals of the blues, and not just in terms of music. A […]