July 19

BCF Select Shows – Week of 7.19.21

A selection of shows/livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

July 05

BCF Select Shows – Week of 7.5.21

A selection of shows/livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

June 21

BCF Select Shows – Week of 6.21.21

A selection of shows/livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

June 18

KNABLE GAZING: Diana Drollinger and the Awakening Influence of Music

I met Diana Drollinger the first time I went to “Song Club,” in the back room of the sadly-now-shuttered Fawkner on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. She came across as a self-possessed and exuberant woman in her sixth or seventh decade, exuding matriarchy while simultaneously glowing with a teenage enthusiasm for music. As in, […]

June 05

FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL’S 2021 FOLK UNLOCKED VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: PART 2 OF 8 – BREK

This article is the second of an eight-part series covering Folk Alliance International’s 2021 Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference, dedicated to Brek and their festival performance. Brek is a two-year-old four-piece based in Reykjavík, Iceland, consisting of pianist-vocalist Harpa Thorvaldsdottir, guitarist Jóhann Ingi Benediktsson, Mandolinist Guðmundur Atli Pétursson, and double bassist Sigmar Matthiasson. On the evening […]

June 01

BCF Select Shows/Streams – Week of 6.1.21

A selection of shows/livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

May 18

BCF Select Shows/Livestreams – Week of 5.17.21

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

May 17

KNABLE GAZING: Songwriters Under the Influence of Songwriters

I was at an open mic once in my early NYC songwriter days at which a singer introduced himself by saying that he was running out of influences because mainly he just listened to tapes of his own songs when he was driving in his car. I remember nothing about the song he sang, but […]

May 03

BCF Select Livestreams/Shows – Week of 5.3.21

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

April 05

BCF Select Livestreams/Shows – Week of 4.5.21

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.