Catch them now before they play Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Grand Ole Opry, and Late Night TV!
Opening Night Gala at Jalopy Theatre, Thursday Sept 28th. Get your tix HERE
The 9th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival BKAMF takes place along the waterfront at The Dumbo Archway, Jalopy Theatre, 68 Jay St, Sunny’s, and Superfine.
September 28, 29, 30 and October 1st, 2023
Joy Clark is a rising star in Americana. Appearances on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live; recently played her hometown New Orleans Jazz Fest. and signed to Righteous Babe Records. Summer tour opening for Allison Russell.
In 2022 Brittany Ann Tranbaugh‘s queer Americana heartbreaker “Kiss You” was awarded Song of the Year in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest which led to her record with Grammy-winning producer Tyler Chester (Madison Cunningham, Margaret Glaspy, Watkins Family Hour).
Since she was 12 years old, Samoa Wilson has a voice the New York Times calls “sweet, effortless, old-timey”. Raised in the riverbed of traditional North American folk music, under the wing of jug band and folk legend Jim Kweskin. Honeyed renditions of haunting, captivating, often little-known soul blues.
Evrette, hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains, a singer-songwriter deeply rooted in Appalachian music. Her musical journey commenced at the tender age of 6 when she stumbled upon the region’s iconic dulcimer and autoharp. Her family later relocated to Tennessee, where she joined an award-winning choral group. Everette weaves soulful melodies exploring the profound beauty of the Appalachians through her expressive and captivating voice.
Neha’s credits include headlining at the famous off-Broadway show “Sleep No More,” performing with her songwriting project at Lincoln Center, and being a recurring guest of Dan Zanes, multi-grammy award winner. She has also sung works by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang and performed in an immersive sonic experience at Rockefeller Center created by avant-garde American composer Sxip Shirey.
AC Sapphire – Winner of Relix Magazine’s 2022 Sonic Showdown, and Grand prize winner in the 21st Annual New Song Music competition. Her latest album Desert Car released on American Standard Time Records is a stunning, shimmering collection of electric rock songs served as nostalgic souvenirs. Ac Sapphire has toured with Lauren Ruth Ward, First Aid Kit, Amos Lee, Langhorne Slim & Victoria Williams.
Taylor Plas is an Americana/Soul/Folk singer/songwriter based in New York. With their work described as “raw,” “powerful,” “controlled chaos,” Their debut album Slow to Tune is available on BandCamp, and all other streaming platforms. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist “Downtown” Rashad Brown
Ever More Nest A native of North Louisiana, Ever More Nest’s Kelcy Wilburn (“Kelcy Mae”) was equally influenced by the gospel, country, and blues of her Bible Belt hometown as she was by artists of her generation: Cranberries, Counting Crows, Tori Amos, Radiohead, et al. At 18, she moved to New Orleans, where she found the freedom to be herself and sing. On tour as a trio, festival resident band 2023.
Native New Yorker Saudia Young is an Ameripolitan 2023 Awards nominee. Her sultry vocals and powerhouse sound mines the black roots of country and rock & roll, bringing vintage sounds into the future. Honoring the black roots of country and rock and roll, combining rhythm and blues, Bo-Diddley Rockabilly, and Dark Americana.
Born in Salem, Massachusetts, to undocumented parents from Costa Rica, Rams Montero taught himself how to play the guitar and piano while teaching at a primary school in the Dominican Republic. Based in Brooklyn, Rams is writing songs invoking both Latin and country songwriters from the 70s like Rigo Tovar, Chico Che, Johnny Cash and Lee Hazelwood.
Hannah Juanita (Austin TX) left her home state of Tennessee in her early twenties to ramble the world, trying new things and gathering stories. Eventually, at 30, she found herself living in a Hostess step-van-turned- cabin on the side of a mountain in Washington state, in a relationship that had her feeling lonelier than actually being alone. So she packed up her things, namely her dog Loretta and a guitar, and got the hell out of dodge. She landed in Nashville and is now a staple at honky tonks around Music City. Hannah Juanita was highlighted in Grammy.com, who listed her one of the five women creating the future of country music.
Mose Wilson is a singer/songwriter/guitarist based out of Nashville,TN. With heavy bluegrass and blues influence, a voice like Lead Belly, and writing like Billy Joe Shaver. The country and blues singer-songwriter from the foot of Sewanee Mountain in Tennessee, picked up his first instrument at the age of 2, was leading music in church by the age of 5, and was touring with his blues band by his early 20s. Recently toured the US supporting Melissa Carper and Hayes Carl.
Charles Burnham is a violinist and composer. Highly imaginative style encompasses bluegrass, jazz, delta blues, and punk. He initially became renowned for his work on James “Blood” Ulmer‘s Odyssey album.
When Brooklyn collective Gentleman Brawlers performs, it’s more than a concert: It’s an electrifying experience. Led by creative duo Becca Fox and Matt Walsh, the band channels musical inspo Talking Heads with their distinct brand of Afrofunk and indie dance music that becomes a visual as well as auditory feast on stage.
“If you can MOVE you can DANCE!” shouts an exuberant Fox from the stage — or from the dance floor, where she’s joined the crowd. Gentleman Brawlers loves to engage an audience, and the audience loves them right back. Gentleman Brawlers has opened for Cimafunk, Fantastic Negrito, & Los Amigos Invisibles.
Seth Kessel is inspired by everything from from Elvis Presley, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, Django Reinhardt, to The Clash, and Bad Brains, the influences are abundant on his latest album Ride on Through, released June 2021. Born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn
“Wyndham Baird’s husky renditions of otherwise unheard of folk jams carry the same water as his patently eclectic originals. Lifting urban love affairs to the stuff of Gospel, and twisting his own stories into universal folk anthems. This old soul’s found room to honor Dylan, Cohen and 60’s icons throughout his 7 song album.” The Deli Magazine