Sunday, May 16, 2010

Brooklyn Folk Fest - Next weekend!!! - @ Jalopy and the Urban Meadow

The 2nd annual Brooklyn Folk festival is coming to our neighborhood next weekend! The festival, which is organized by Down Home Radio,will feature the best in old-time music, blues, pre-blues, jug band music, New Orleans jazz, folk style songwriting, Greek, African and Mexican folk music and dance with concerts, workshops, and a Sunday afternoon square dance.

The pricing and schedule are below. Check out the Down Home Radio website for more details


$15 per day for the main stage evening concerts, or $40 for all three evenings.
per day for Saturday afternoon concerts and Sunday afternoon outdoor stage, square dance included!

Contact The Jalopy Theater to buy advance tickets.

The Jalopy Theater
315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 395-3214


Friday May 21st at Jalopy:
7:30pm – Strung Out String Band – Oldtime string band
8:15 – George Stavis - Original improvised banjo music
9pm- Salieu Suso – Gambian Kora player
9:30pm- Calamity Janes - Oldtime String band
10:15pm- The Dust Busters – Oldtime string band
11:15pm- Blind Boy Paxton – Blues guitar, stride piano, old time banjo
12am – Ernie Vega – Blues, folk and original songs

Saturday May 22nd at Jalopy:
2:45pm- Alan Friend – Oldtime banjo and fiddle music
3:30pm- Hubby Jenkins – Blues, folk and original songs
4:15pm- Peter K. Siegel & Eli Smith – Old-time banjo duet
5pm- Bobby Damore and his band – Greek Rebetika music
5:45pm- Isto – Isto music
6:15pm- Willy Gantrim – Blues, folk and original songs
7:15pm- Bob Malenky – Blues and folk songs
8pm – Greeting from Borough President Marty Markowitz
8:15pm- Elizabeth Butters – Ballad singer and guitarist
8:45pm- Banjorama – Funky banjo band
9:30pm – Feral Foster - Blues, folk and original songs
10:15pm- Clifton Hicks – Oldtime banjo player and singer from North Carolina
11pm- Radio Jarocho - Son and Fandango music and dance from Jarocho, Mexico
12am- The Bill Murray Experience - Early jazz and popular music

Sunday May 23rd in the Urban Meadow (located near Jalopy on President St. btwn Columbia and Van Brunt)

2:15pm- Rashad Brown – Blues and folk songs
3pm- Sam Doores – Blues, folk and original songs
4pm- Square Dance!Dave Harvey of will call the dance, The Dust Busters will be the band.
5pm- Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues – Jug band traditionals and originals
5:45pm- Stephen Strohmeier – Blues, folk and original songs
6:30pm- East River String Band - Country Blues duet

Sunday May 23rd at Jalopy:

2pm- Blues Guitar Workshop with Bob Malenky
3pm- Group Singing with Heather Wood, Ann Price and Alan Friend from the Folk Music Society of NY
4pm- Old-time Banjo Workshop with John Cohen
7pm- Pat Conte – Blues guitar and oldtime banjo player
8pm- John Cohen & Annabel Lee – Old time banjo
9pm- The Tillers – Oldtimey and original songs
9:45pm- The Dough Rollers – Country blues and oldtime music
10:30pm- Mamie Minch Blues, folk and original songs

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