In 2000 at the invitation of Dumbo art under the bridge festival we produced our first stage in the Main St Loading Dock. Thirty bands over three days including The Nervous Cabaret, The Mammals, Myshkin, Jesse Harris, The WIYOS, Julia Joseph, Pyeng Threadgill, Jesse Lenat, Luminescent Orchestrii,and The Be Good Tanyas. We now present more than 200 live music events year round including a stage at the DUMBO Arts Festival for the last sixteen years. DAF announced that 2014 was the final year of their festival.
Much as a lot of New York clubs exploit musicians, there are other venues that actually support and nurture scenes: Barbes, with its global talent base; the Jalopy’s oldtime Americana roots crew; punk rock at ABC No Rio; jazz at Smalls. Count 68 Jay St. Bar in Dumbo on this short but crucial list. If Jan Bell (a poignant and potent Americana singer and tunesmith herself) has booked a band for one of the bar’s Wednesday and Saturday night shows, that’s a guarantee that the music will be good. New York Music Daily
It can be argued that ‘The Be Good Tanyas’ entire career was kicked off at Folk Alliance 2000 in the Little Red Hen room. That was officially where and when the ‘buzz’ began, thanks to Jan Bell and the other “hens” (and roosters) creating such a magical vibe. We played our first DUMBO Arts Festival on The Little Red Hen stage, and a house concert at Jan’s led us to Lincoln Center. Little red hen rooms are the place to be!!! Founding member, The Be Good Tanyas – Samantha Parton
In 2009 DUMBO Pioneer venue 'Superfine' cited Little Red Hen Productions when they won NYC Mayor Bloomberg's coveted Award for 'Women in Business'.
The same year Jan was inducted into the Brooklyn Country Music Hall of Fame for 'Unending Support of Country Music in New York City'. Matt Winters of WKCR-FM also received the award for presenting his Sunday morning Moonshine Radio Show for 11 years.
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