March 31

BCF Private Encore: Ali Aslam

Welcome back to “Private Encore”! We know that you’re cooped up at home so we wanted to give you a treat. As you may know, we like to offer an extra helping of the featured act from our weekly Song Club. Earlier this month we heard from Ali Aslam, and we asked him to play […]

March 30

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 3.30.20

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 @ 8pm – E. W. Harris @ Facebook Live. Astoria Music Collective presents their Digital Sessions featuring folk-futurist, E. W. Harris. You can find the livestream on the event page. (Event) — Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 @ […]

March 23

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 3.23.20

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Mar. 23, 2020 @ 3pm – Gawain & The Green Knight @ Facebook Live. The incendiary duo of Antoniou and O’Malley sing you songs of epic proportions on their page. (Event) — Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020 @ 9pm – A […]

March 15

Interview: Ammar Farooki

Big City Folk founder Niall Connolly chats with Pakistani songwriter and former Fulbright Scholar, Ammar Farooki about quitting his day job, his first six months in NYC, Islamabad’s best spots for kayaking and much more. Ammar’s music can be found HERE. ///**// Niall: Tell me about your Fulbright scholarship? How did that come about? What […]

March 10

BCF Private Encore: Mick Lynch

Welcome back to “Private Encore”! Sorry for the momentary hiatus, but we have returned. As you may know, we like to offer an extra helping of the featured act from our weekly Song Club. Last month we heard from Mick Lynch, and we asked him to play one more song after his set just for […]

March 09

BCF Select Shows – Week of 3.9.20

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Mar. 9, 2020 @ 9pm – theythem @ Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2. Chris Sayre and company bring their sound to the Lower East Side for a night of high energy music. No cover. (Event) — Tuesday, Mar. 10, […]

March 02

BCF Select Shows – Week of 3.2.20

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020 @ 6pm – Olivia Lloyd @ The Bitter End. Country Songstress Lloyd kicks off the NYC Women Who Rock Festival at the classic venue. Also on the bill are Myrna & The Bulldog, 45 Riots, Fractious Four, […]

February 25

The Localist: The Basic Standard of Quality for Hitmaking

I was looking for a different article but ran into a study done on how music trends develop. A number of years ago, a Princeton professor ran randomized trials on 30,000 teenagers, exposing them to the music of 48 emerging artists, to learn about how musical trends develop. His conclusion from the study is essentially […]

February 24

BCF Select Shows – Week of 2.24.20

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 @ 6pm – Lara Ewen @ Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 1. The fearless impresario and Big City Folk stalwart takes on Rockwood to help continue their 15 Year Celebration. Also on the bill are Abby Payne, […]

February 20

The Localist: Developing Vision as a Writer

One way to get at the concept of vision is to think about how you would describe your music to someone if they asked you what kind of music you play. I know the question is a cliché. But suppose that the person asking you isn’t a co-worker asking the question to just be polite. […]