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 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.
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 […]
Winter Into Spring Superfine Residency! First Sunday in February, March and April February 5th * March 5th * April 2nd Two sets — 7pm – 9pm NO COVER! Superfine 126 Front St. DUMBO 718 243 9005 From events producer Jan Bell at the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comes a winter residency to thaw the snow while we wait for spring. Partnering with Jeff McLaughlin on vocals and guitar, Queen Esther performs Black Americana — country classics, old timey gospel songs, vaudeville blues, original soulful tunes, brand new songs and more — at DUMBO’s own Superfine. Performances are on the first Sunday evening of February, March and April for two sets from 7pm – 9pm. These gigs are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested.