9th Brooklyn Americana (semi-annual) Music Festival
Opening Night Gala at Jalopy Theatre
JOY CLARK / CALEB CAUDLE / BRITTANY ANN TRANBAUGH / EVER MORE NEST
Hosted by JAN BELL
Thursday, September 28, 2023
8pm Sliding Scale $10 - $20Joy Clark
is a New Orleans singer-songwriter, lyrical guitarist, and composer who creates soulful original compositions that celebrate peace and the undeniable power of love. Growing up the daughter of a minister, she learned to create an atmosphere ripe for an emotional experience. A rising star in the Americana scene who has appeared on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live; recently played her hometown Jazz and heritage Festival; signed to Righteous Babe Records; and is on a Summer tour opening for Allison Russell.Caleb Caudle
‘Forsythia’ his latest LP was recorded at the Cash Cabin, and produced by John Carter Cash. Features acclaimed artists Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Dennis Crouch, and the vocal harmonies of Carlene Carter, and Elizabeth Cook. Rave reviews including Rolling Stone Country, The Wall Street Journal, No Depression, and The Bluegrass Situation. Summer tour 2023 opening for Steve Earle.
In 2022 Brittany Ann Tranbaugh
's queer Americana heartbreaker "Kiss You" was awarded Song of the Year in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest - coming with a $20,000 cash prize. Based in Philadelphia she reunited with bandmates from her Temple University house show days and flew out to Los Angeles to record five songs with Grammy-winning producer Tyler Chester (Madison Cunningham, Margaret Glaspy, Watkins Family Hour).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 the emotional rawness of the artists that consumed her generation: Cranberries, Counting Crows, Tori Amos, Radiohead, et al. At 18, she moved to New Orleans, where open-mindedness and acceptance gave her the freedom to be herself and to find her voice.
Joy Clark photo credit Laura Schneider