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The Folk Revival Takes Brooklyn for the Third Time

Updated: Jul 07, 2011 17:23
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Are you tired of electronica, metal, hip-hop, free jazz, bebop, noise music, classic rock, indie-rock, and everything else that mankind has created after the end of prohibition? Are you so tired of society, technology and the future that you don’t have a cell phone? Do you write on a typewriter, listen to 78s on a His Master’s Voice, collect antiques, and wear either flapper dresses or a fedora? Do you like square dancing? Well, whether you do or don’t Down Home Radio is presenting the 3rd annual Brooklyn Folk Festival in Red Hook from June 10 to June 12. The festival will have everything from New Orleans jazz to jug bands, African folk to Balkan brass bands, Blues to Bluegrass, and much more…

Starting on Friday, June 10, the festival will be held at its traditional headquarters: the fabulous Jalopy Theatre (7pm to 1am). And on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, the show will be moving for the first time to the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (2:30pm to 1am). All afternoon workshops will be included with the price of admission. So if you want to learn a thing about tuning and playing old-timey banjo or guitar, watch screenings of original films, listen to incredibly talented musicians, AND square dance, this festival will be well worth the cost.

The cover charge is $20 for one day and $55 for all three. Now, I know that’s a lot of money for you penny pinchers out there, but if this is the kind of music you’re into you wont find anything better in the city.

Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Between Hamilton and Woodhull [Red Hook]

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
499 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
[Red Hook]

Image from Brooklyn Brewery

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Bobby Rich - Affordable Aficionado

Bobby dropped out of college at the age of 20, said goodbye to his papaw in the small town of Copper Hill, GA, and went to India, where he studied professional pauperism in ashrams and taught English to children. From New Delhi he flew to London, where emigration considered him a "vagabond with no roots to return to", and he was put on the first plane back to America. After finding himself in the freezing snows of Chicago, some guy at a bar offered him a job transporting a car to NYC, where he is currently stuck in Ridgewood, Queens. His travel website The Music Underground has helped many find the obscure in foreign lands.