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.
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.
Fundraiser for Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Superfine 126 Front St. in DUMBO Monday, September 12th 6pm – 10pm Please help raise funds to fuel this dream of a FREE urban music festival. Helmed by founder and artistic director Jan Bell, this festival features three days of FREE shows on seven locations along the waterfront with sixty live music shows in DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge and Red Hook. Featuring performances by: Anne Keating Queen Esther Members of Bobtown The Maybelles
Queen Esther sings Lady Day’s rare sides — selections from her (in utero) musical The Billie Holiday Project — at DUMBO’s Superfine.
For three months, Queen Esther will reside at DUMBO’s Superfine on the first Sunday of each month, starting January 5th — 7pm to 9pm. Accompanied by guitarist Marvin Sewell, her two set evening will feature rare sides from the iconic siren Miss Billie Holiday. Reservations are strongly encouraged. (718) 243-9005 About Superfine: There are several compelling reasons why Superfine is our go-to bar in DUMBO, a neighborhood with not particularly lacking in solid bars: there’s the excellent decor, often featuring local artists’ work. There’s the bluegrass brunches, and the jazz and folk nights which seem to emerge without warning, but are always complimentary to the atmosphere. There are the reasonable happy hour well drinks, the surprisingly diverse crowds, and the friendly but not-overly-chatty bartenders. And most of all, there is that free orange-felt pool table. The food is a derivative of Alice Waters’ slow food local and organic cooking and some entree items change monthly, while keeping their ‘famous’ pork chops, spaghettini, or grilled portobello sandwich. This is one of the few restaurants in Dumbo that consistently serves quality food. Superfine 126 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (718) 243-9005 Bar open Sun.-Thu. until 2 a.m.; Fri.-Sat. until 4 a.m.