Celebrating Red Hook

Get ready for Celebrating Red Hook, 2017

On Saturday, September 16, at 12 noon, the Star-Revue will up a stage under the crane at IKEA’s Erie Basin Park (in back of the parking lot) and present a full day of home-grown Brooklyn music. Admission is free, and there will be food, beer and vendors, plus a green park making a fun day for all!

Mike Cobb & The Crevulators play eclectic-americana, aka ECLECTICANA! Based out of Brooklyn, NY they perform regularly in the boroughs finer honky tonks.
They are influenced by all that is Americana and more: bluegrass, blues, country, rockabilly, rock n’ roll, surf, garage, tejano, psych, punk, ska, etc.More specifically Hank, Cash, Elvis, Chuck, Bo, Everlys, Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Hendrix, Dylan, Band, Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Los Lobos, Gourds, too many to list…
For more info, go to: https://soundcloud.com/mscjr

Lizzie & The Makers A staple of the NYC music scene, Lizzie Edwards seems to have played with everyone! From fronting the Avant-guard jazz ensemble, “Jumping Salty” (with Morgan Kraft, Wes and Madison Rast), to sharing the stage with James Carter and Delmar Brown, she brings nothing but fierce talent. With influences ranging from Paul Butterfield to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lizzie has been a guest at many NYC all-star jams at the Bitter End, and has brought the house down as the lead singer of her side project “Lizzie and the Sinners” (with Charles Roth, Jahn Xavier, Chris Schultz, and Tom Shad) covering gospel greats like Mavis Staples, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Shirley Caesar. Lizzie is a born musician. From age 4 she was trained as a classical pianist and has taken vocal lessons from the renowned Don Lawrence. Her Dad was a constant on the 60’s rock scene, acting as sideman for Chuck Berry and touring with Martha and The Vandellas and the Dave Clark Five. Her grandmother a classical harpsichordist and her grandfather an opera singer, a love and ability for all music truly courses through her veins. With Lizzie and the Makers, she has rocked up and down the East Coast. Belting out original, soulful blues/rock tunes evoking The Black Crowes, Bonnie Raitt and a hint of Led Zeppelin (for good measure), as well as an obscure jazz tune here and there.
Mary-Elaine Jenkins

Southern-born and Brooklyn-based – with a few places in between – Mary-Elaine Jenkins has an ever-evolving sound that leans heavily on the blues, as well as Americana, rock, soul, and folk, specializing in the spooky/sultry. She is currently recording her first full-length record. You can hear her on SoundCloud.com/mary-elaine-jenkins or live in Brooklyn!

Johnny Pinhook & the Tobacco-aires bring you the dirtiest deep cuts and classiest hits in the history of both country and western music. Featuring Emma DeCorsey (vocals), Jeff Mensch (lead guitar), Turner Stough (bass), Eric Kuby (drums), and rotating special guests.

Robert Barnes, leader of BERST, brings his jazz quintet to Celebrating Red Hook for the fourth time. His originals sound like you’ve heard them before, only because in the right world they would have been heard around the world. His crew of professional players also do justice to songs by Bill Withers and the Four Tops.

Union is a band born in 2010 at 101 Union Street, once home of the Star-Revue’s popular Thursday night music jam, well remembered by many. Singer Stan Kosakowski shares guitar duties with her friend from their Port Authority days, Tommy Ramirez. George Fiala and John Badiali, who form the rhythm section, are happy to help Stan’s songs come alive.

Brooklyn-based Singer/Songwriter Andi Rae Healy has been a mainstay on New York City’s indie-country scene for nearly a decade. Her debut album, I Guess I am a Sinner—featuring contributions from artists as diverse as pop princess, Cyndi Lauper and indie darling, Jill Sobule—was released in 2006 and earned rave reviews for its deep melodicism, lush production, and its brutally honest and painfully heartfelt lyrics.
In the ensuing years, Andi Rae has performed across the country, been a finalist at World Cafe Live’s Philly Rising Showcase, played shows for the Honky Tonk Angels and Brooklyn Country, as well as hosting and organizing annual Earth Day shows and fundraisers to support the environmental causes that she cares so deeply about.
In 2012, Andi Rae launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $12,000 to record her long-anticipated follow up: a hard-driving, boot-stomping effort (featuring live-in-the-studio performances by her crack band, the Back River Bullies) with hints of 90s rock and classic country entitled If You Want to Be My Man, which after three years of painstaking work, was released on September 18, 2015.

Gravity Dogs
The Gravity Dogs began as a group of former musicians getting together to let off steam at work. After a dynamic debut performance at the legendary Kenny’s Castaways in NYC’s Greenwich Village, the group became the centerpiece for establishing a nonprofit supporting Veterans. What followed were sold out shows at both the Mercury Lounge, Irving Plaza, as well as many others.
Following some personnel changes the music moved from hard rock to a more polished groove based performance. Influences include Miles Davis, Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, Elmore James, Skip James, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, BB King, Muddy Waters, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, James Brown, and so many others…

Glen Morrow’s Cry for Help
Call Morrow a local legend, and he’d probably demur: he’s a modest guy, and he prefers to let his songs do the talking. But in Hoboken – a town that has always celebrated idiosyncratic rock musicians – people know better. Morrow has been central to musical movements in the Mile Square City for more than three decades, both as a songwriter and performer and as the head honcho of Bar/None Records, an imprint that has always flown the flag for courageous artists. He was one of the first musicians to play at Maxwell’s, the epicenter of the scene for decades, and when Maxwell’s closed its doors in 2013, it was Morrow onstage with his old bands the Individuals and “a” to bring the curtain down.
That show – plus a thorough re-reading of music critic Robert Palmer’s Deep Blues and a thorough engagement with classic records – inspired Morrow’s latest album.
“After the show at Maxwell’s, I felt like I had a clean slate from which to write,” says Morrow. “A portal I hadn’t been able to access for a long time reopened in my brain. Thanks to a long-overdue trip to Memphis, I found myself going back to school to really dig into everything that informed the music I liked over the years.”
Celebrating Red Hook is honored to feature this legendary talent.

Mad Matador
Closing the show is Mad Matador, who describes themselves as “Loud and Sexy American Rock n Roll from NYC.”
They are fronted by Red Hook’s own Andrew Amendola, and have created a huge following at their shows at Rocky Sullivan’s.

The festival is dedicated to the late George Kornienko, the heart and soul of Red Hook’s community watering hole.

 

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