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Brooklyn Americana Music Festival 4th Annual opening Night Gala
Brooklyn Americana Music Festival 4th Annual opening Night Gala


 
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Thursday, September 20th, 2018
8:00pm

Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton
Plus special guests from Nashville, Tennessee:
Wild Ponies
Giri and Uma Peters

JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON

Wildflower Blues, the gorgeous new album by Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, began with a phone call between two friends. The two hadn’t played together in years, but still shared a strong musical and personal connection.

Each has exerted a strong musical influence on the other. When they first met nearly twenty years ago on an East Vancouver street corner, the conversation inevitably turned to music. Very soon they co-founded The Be Good Tanyas, the groundbreaking roots act that used traditional folk, country, and blues music to explore a range of different styles and sounds.

DAN ZANES & CLAUDIA ELIAZA
Grammy Award Winner Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music. From thrift shop basements to Carnegie hall, from Brooklyn to Bahrain, Zanes has been introducing new songs and reconnecting people to the forgotten music of the past. Referred to as “the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate” by Time Magazine, his critically-acclaimed music has been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout. Over the course of 14 albums and 2 DVDs, he has collaborated with everyone from Philip Glass to Lou Reed to Angelique Kidjo to Natalie Merchant to The Blind Boys of Alabama.

In 2000, he released Rocket Ship Beach, which became an immediate hit in the family music scene in America. NPR called Zanes “The Gold Standard in kid’s music.” He has since released 14 CDs, 2 DVDs, and a pair of picture books, all for young audiences.

In the fall of 2017, Dan and his wife, Haitian-American jazz vocalist Music Therapist Claudia Eliaza, premiered Night Train 57: A Sensory Friendly Comic Folk Opera at The Kennedy Center. They’ll be touring this show, which is performed along with Mexican percussion player turned comic actor Yuriana Sobrino, throughout the next few years. Night Train 57 is the first piece of its kind to be commissioned by The Kennedy Center to be created, from the beginning, as a sensory friendly experience. Dan and Claudia believe that Sensory Friendly is the future of family entertainment and have committed to presenting all of their various performances in this inclusive manner. The soundtrack to the show is now available digitally and on CD.


WILD PONIES

Although they're based in Nashville, Wild Ponies have always looked to Southwest Virginia — where bandmates Doug and Telisha Williams were both born and raised — for inspiration. Wild Ponies pay tribute to that powerful music and rugged landscape with 2017's Galax, a stripped-back album that nods to the band's history while still pushing forward. Doug and Telisha took some of their favorite musicians from Nashville (Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard and Audrey Spillman) and met up with revered Old-Time players from Galax, Virginia (Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith, and Kilby Spencer). Recorded in the shed behind Doug’s old family farm in the Appalachians (steps away from the site where Doug and Telisha were married), it returns Wild Ponies to their musical and geographic roots.

GIRI AND UMA PETERS
Giri (age 13) and Uma (age 10) Peters are an Indian-American brother/sister duo from Nashville, TN. These award-winning multi-instrumentalists - Giri on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, and Uma on clawhammer banjo - have been electrifying audiences with their refreshing, soulful blend of old-time, folk, and roots music. Although young in age, their musicianship and vocal harmonies showcase a level of creativity and originality well beyond their years. They have attracted the attention of MacArthur Genius Grant awardee Rhiannon Giddens, dobro master Jerry Douglas, guitar virtuoso Molly Tuttle, and blues harmonica great Phil Wiggins. Giri and Uma have performed at festivals around

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
Bklyn Americana Music - Face Book Page
Brooklyn Arts Council - Fiscal Sponsorship

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018
8:00pm

Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton
Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza
Plus special guests from Nashville, Tennessee:
Wild Ponies
Giri and Uma Peters

EARLY BIRD PRICING

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