The Hootenanny, July 14th

The Hootenanny at Superfine in DUMBO
To Benefit the 7th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
Hosted by Jan Bell and Tanya Rynd
July 14th
Complimentary…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- LIRA (Sweden) May 2021

(Translated from Swedish via Google Translate.)

With her fourth album, Queen Esther takes an obvious place on the American stage. Stylishly, she mixes roots rock, blues, gospel…

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Somebody Say Amen on Tenessee's WMOT - Sunday, May 16th

Don't miss this week's edition of Somebody Say Amen on Roots Radio WMOT 89.5 FM!!
Featuring music from Jim Lauderdale, Queen Esther and Mavis Staples -- it's your…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- Feedback (Norway) May 2021


"The unknown Queen of Americana"
Eminent disc from an artist several more ought to check out. She calls her music "Black Americana", but here genre concepts are…

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Interview with Rock Bottom Magazine, May 2021

In the May 2021 issue, Queen Esther sat down with Javistone of Rock Bottom Magazine (Spain) to give her first comprehensive interview for her new Black Americana album Gild The…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- Rootsville (The Netherlands) May 2021

(To read this review in Dutch, click here.) Queen Esther rules New York City somewhere. She roams through a castle of different genres. On “Gild The Black Lily”, her fourth…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- Country Music People (The UK) May 2021

This review appears in the May 2021 issue of Country Music People. Thank you for reading this version. Queen Esther is now living in New York but, she is very…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- La Hora Del Blues (Spain) May 2021

(To read the review in Spanish, click here.) Queen Esther is a versatile vocalist who can sing with originality and reliability a variety of songs coming from so different artists…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- American Standard Time (USA) April 2021

Queen Esther reigns from above somewhere in New York City. She roams a castle of genre on high. On Gild The Black Lily the former member of James Blood Ulmer‘s…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- The Next Gig (The Netherlands) April 11, 2021

To read this review in Dutch, click here. If we look back at the basics of everything we now experience as American, there is a good chance that the origin…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- Ruta 66 (Spain) April 8, 2021

(To read the review in Spanish, click here.) Queen Esther fans should be as shocked as they are pleasantly surprised by the turn the jazz woman has given her career…

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Gild The Black Lily Album Review -- If It's Too Loud (USA) March 30, 2021

Quick Thoughts: Wow this is a great surprise. This feels like an old-school country record, but with a modern touch and a current message. Queen Esther lays it on the…

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