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Free Music Fridays

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY

Solo Set of new songs from the upcoming album 'Moon Birds in Brooklyn' The Free Music Friday performances run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with three performers every evening! Each set is 35 minutes giving concertgoers a great sampling of music! Free Music Fridays are held most Fridays in the American Folk Art Museum at 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets


Fundraisr for Our Friend John Parker

Superfine, 126 Front St, Dumbo, , Brooklyn NY 11201

Fundraiser for John Ensor Parker, local artist and friend in Dumbo for many years. John has been a big supporter of the Bklyn Americana Music Festival since day one. And has always encouraged and championed my own music. He takes time to tell me how much he enjoyed the last album, and wondered why I didn't put it out in the world more like I did previous projects. Now its my turn to give John a helping hand as he battles cancer and is recovering after stem cell transplant surgery.


Bluegrass Country Brunch

Superfine, 126 Front St, Brooklyn, NY

Our home away from home with the longest running bluegrass brunch in Brooklyn. Band Leader Jan Bell Birthday Brunch makes this a special occasion and an annual tradition for twenty years! A little bird told us LT the chef has been asked to be on Chopped! 



The Maybelles are Brooklyn based at the heart of the thriving grass roots folk music community playing regularly in DUMBO, and at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook. Songwriter Jan Bell was invited to write music to lyrics at the Woody Guthrie Archives. And featured on the legendary Radio Show 'Woodys Children'. ” - Max Jaeger

New York Post.

An EXPERT BAND ! Celtic tinged, Appalachian influenced repertoire puts their album in my Top Ten Folk Albums.” - Chuck Eddy

— Village Voice

British-born, Brooklyn-residing Jan Bell leads the Maybelles into up-tempo, soulful country.” - Recommended

— Time Out NY

Fabulous harmonies, marvellously balanced instruments, contemporary lyrics and sassy attitude, a formula which first made them big favorites in New Orleans and now has them touring European festivals this summer.” - John Conquest

— 3rd Coast Music, Austin, TX

I love bands that are willing to explore new territory. I love the instrumental combination, the old-time real country feel, the close harmonies and the sprightly fiddle playing. I think you all are onto something big. Thanks so much for sending me a copy of Leavin' Town.” - Dave Higgs

— Bluegrass Breakdown, Nashville Public Radio

We just love The Maybelles...memorable songs, great spirit, lovely and lilting harmonies---plus they're just plain fun. Its great to hear them re-inventing a whole new kind of old-time music.” - Ken Irwin, Marian Leighton Levy

— Founders, Rounder Records

Of all the music the Be Good Tanya's gave me, my favorite is The Maybelles. They sound like they might be the grand daughters of country greats from the 1930's, The Wild Wood Flowers”” - Charlie Gillett

— BBC Radio London