May 04

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 5.4.20

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 3pm – Bert Lee @ Facebook Live. Singer/Songwriter/Renaissance Man, Bert Lee, hosts a livestream from his music page. (Event) — Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 9pm – Christine Sweeney @ Instagram. Singer/Songwriter Sweeney does a Song Swap […]

April 26

The Localist: How to Write an Album, Part 2 – The Standards of Novelty and Substantiality

In Part 1, we looked at the general posture of releasing an album, and specifically the idea of intending to present the album for public consumption, which involves presenting something that you have to say, to the public, with the intention that the public will listen to it, and get some kind of benefit from […]

April 22

The Localist: How to Write an Album, Part 1 – Writing for Public Consumption

As I’m in the process of putting together and thinking through a fourth record, I figured it might be good to put together some guidance on album-writing, while the thoughts are still fresh. I’m not going to pretend that what I’m drafting here is a definitive guide on how to write a good album. There […]

April 20

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 4.20.20

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Apr. 20, 2020 @ 3pm – Bert Lee @ Facebook Live. Singer/Songwriter/Renaissance Man, Bert Lee, hosts a livestream from his music page. (Event) — Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020 @ 6pm – Fawn Segerson @ Facebook Live. Singer/Songwriter Fawn will be doing […]

April 07

BCF Private Encore: Chris Q. Murphy (From The Vault)

While being quarantined we figured we could go into the “Private Encore” Vault! Here we have a video from last year when Song Club was still being hosted at Fawkner in Brooklyn. We were lucky to get up close and personal with Chris Q. Murphy as he sang his song “2handz” all while driving around […]

April 06

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 4.6.20

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Apr. 6, 2020 @ 3pm – Bert Lee @ Facebook Live. Singer/Songwriter/Renaissance Man, Bert Lee, hosts a livestream from his music page. (Event) — Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020 @ 5pm – Miwa Gemini @ StageIt. Miwa Gemini join Rockwood Music Hall […]

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 […]