Opening Night of Liberty View Weekend - a new festival produced by Brooklyn Americana Music with indoor stages at Jalopy and Superfine. Outdoor stages on Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park. Bring a picnic to Liberty View Lawn and enjoy free music all day Saturday and Sunday. Line up TBA.
Jan Bell is the special guest playing original songs, and interview with the host. Broadcasting live on WFHB. Indiana’s first community radio station! Volunteer-powered and listener-supported since 1993.
Free and for all ages. Annual Birthday Brunch Show! The Maybelles trio are Jan Bell, Rima Fand, and Tina Lama. Three part harmony original Americana and rare country gems, and folk songs from the deep well both sides of the Atlantic. Guitar, Violin, Upright Bass, and some banjo too.
Hot on the heels of the Brooklyn Folk Festival, Feral Foster (pictured) hosts his legendary series featuring five special guests every Wednesday for over a decade! Solo set by Jan Bell - special guests most likely!
Jan Bell kicks off the night followed by John R Miller opening for Sierra Ferrell.
With her spellbinding voice and time-bending sensibilities, Sierra Ferrell makes music that's as fantastically vagabond as the artist herself. Growing up in small-town West Virginia, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist left home in her early 20s to journey across the country with a troupe of nomadic musicians, playing everywhere from truck stops to alleyways to freight-train boxcars speeding down the railroad tracks. After years of living in her van and busking on the streets of New Orleans and Seattle, she moved to Nashville and soon landed a deal with Rounder Records on the strength of her magnetic live show. Now, on her highly anticipated label debut Long Time Coming, Ferrell shares a dozen songs beautifully unbound by genre or era, instantly transporting her audience to an infinitely more enchanted world.
Co-produced by Stu Hibberd and 10-time Grammy Award-winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch), Long Time Coming embodies a delicate eclecticism fitting for a musician who utterly defies categorization. "I want my music to be like my mind is -- all over the place," says Ferrell, who recorded the album at Southern Ground and Minutia studios in Nashville. "I listen to everything from bluegrass to techno to goth metal, and it all inspires me in different ways that I try to incorporate into my songs and make people really feel something." In sculpting the album's chameleonic sound, Ferrell joined forces with a knockout lineup of guest musicians (including Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Chris Scruggs, Sarah Jarosz, Billy Strings, and Dennis Crouch), adding entirely new texture to each of her gracefully crafted and undeniably heartfelt songs.
Jan Bell hosts the 7th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival. Fifty Live Music Events on seven stages including Liberty View at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Acoustic round robin women led jam 1pm - 3pm with our friends from Porch Stomp kick things off Saturday, September 18th.
Friday, September 17th Tix $20. The DUMBO Archway a full lineup of six bands with highly anticipated new releases in the spectacular 7,000 square foot cobblestone cathedral-like plaza beneath the Manhattan Bridge. Special Guest MC John Platt (WFUV) Legendary DJ and Music Presenter.
5pm Emerald Rae
6.30pm Eleanor Buckland
7pm Crys Matthews and Heather Mae
8pm Mike Younger
9pm Jesse Lenat
Featuring Jesse Lenat (RENT, Willie Nelson's Farm Aid). Mike Younger, whose new release “Burning the Big Top Down'' features Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All Stars) and the legendary Levon Helm / Eleanor Buckland: one-third of Lula Wiles, the Smithsonian Folkways folk-rock trio / Rising stars from WFUV’s On Your Radar Bobtown, and Emerald Rae kick off the festivities which continue in the Dumbo Archway Saturday September 18th free of charge:: Walter Parks, sideman guitarist to Richie Havens / Maggie Carson, a songwriter, banjo player and member of old-time Americana band Spirit Family Reunion / Samoa Wilson “The essence of unaffected musical storytelling’ Nat Hentoff - sings gospel, blues and honeyed renditions of rare tunes / Emerging Americana artists Edan Archer, and multi award winner UK Americana artist Danni Nicholls.
The Seventh Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival takes place September 16th -19th, 2021.
Opening Night Concert / Tickets $25
Thursday September 16th at Red Hook’s fabulous Jalopy Theatre with performances by Washington, D.C. resident Crys Matthews is among the brightest of the new generation of social justice music-makers, and is being hailed as “the next Woody Guthrie”. Jalopy regulars M Shanghai, reunite to play their first show since pre-pandemic and are "One of the best acts who usually play monthly, proving that New York, nay, Brooklyn is as country as Tennessee." - Village Voice.
Fifty live music events at seven iconic locations including the DUMBO Archway Plaza under the Manhattan Bridge and Pier 6 Plaza in Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 17th, 18th, and 19th. Nightly concerts will be held at Jalopy Theatre and Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook; and Superfine and 68 Jay St Bar in Dumbo. This annual festival is a beloved celebration of folk, roots, country blues, bluegrass, and jazz and attendees of all ages can enjoy banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and three part harmony renditions of original and traditional songs performed by a majority of women-identified artists. Ticketed concerts include the festival kickoff on September 16th at Jalopy Theatre, and September 17th in the Dumbo Archway Plaza, and are followed by thirty FREE live music events for all ages.
The Metamora Music Festival features music at the Back Porch of Lane's End Barn, along the Whitewater Canal.
The Metamora Music Festival has been going on in the meadow at Lane's End for two decades. In 2007 the Back Porch was added to the barn and monthly Acoustic Final Fridays were started. The festival takes place on the Sat and Sun of Labor Day weekend, there is no admission charge, free parking is available across the creek from the Back Porch. A very nice campground is located on the north side of US 52, part of the Whitewater Gateway Park of the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway.
Metamora is located about halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati on US Highway 52. Nine miles west of Brookville Lake.
Hard Truth Distilling Co. located on 325 acres in the heart of beautiful Brown County, Indiana. Guests can visit the Hard Truth Tours & Tastings Center and take walking and ATV tours, have a drink at the bar, or purchase carryout and souvenirs. In fair weather, guests can enjoy our outdoor concert venue, the Hard Truth Terrace. Hard Truth also hosts various events throughout the year, like the Whiskey Chaser Running Festival, Midwest Distiller's Fest, and more!
From a coal-mining village in Yorkshire England, Jan Bell made her name as a songwriter in NYC. Over the last twenty years recording seven critically acclaimed albums made in New Orleans, Eureka Springs AR and Brooklyn NYC. Her band "The Maybelles” started out in The Ozarks as a duo with Melissa Carper.
Along the way opening for Wanda Jackson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Odetta, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Independent Music Award for Best Alt. Country album. Nominee Best Concept album ‘Dream of the Miner’s Child’.
“Maybe growing up in Nottinghamshire is what sets Jan Bell apart from the run of local lady folkies. Or maybe its the slide guitars, harmonicas, mandolins and banjos. Dark, old timey spareness......gorgeous ” - Chuck Eddy, The Village Voice
“Bell's music isn't strictly bluegrass, but her reworking of old-time country and jug-band blues is remarkably nuanced. It embodies the wide-open spirit of what has become an antic, hybrid genre.” - Edd Hurt, The Nashville Scene