2019 Creekers Jamboree final performance

Piedmont Blūz & The Queens of Everything close out the 2019 Creekers Jamboree music festival on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 5pm to 8pm.

2019 Creekers Jamboree final performance

Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse | Gowanus

Piedmont Blūz & The Queens of Everything join the 2019 Creekers Jamboree music festival celebrateing Roots and Americana musical performances in the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 5pm to 8pm.

In the mid 1800s, a Creeker & a Pointer were terms used for rival gangs of the Roosters, a band of thugs that frequented South Brooklyn and Gowanus.  This season, the Gowanus Dredgers are reconnecting Gowanus regulars and visitors with the Canal by offering free canoe voyages starting 1pm and ending 5pm but stick around for some hootin' good times as the sun sets.

Piedmont Blūz
The Acoustic Duo are ambassadors of Country Blues music and the Piedmont style of fingerpicking, and their mission is to help preserve these rural, east coast traditions by educating audiences about this unique aspect of African American culture through musical entertainment. They have been entertaining audiences both domestically and abroad and are much loved wherever they go. As 2018 inductees into the New York Blues Hall of Fame, this husband and wife duo feel that "there are stories to tell, people to remember, and things that must be said" so, in addition to tickling your ears with delightful music, they weave a bit of history into the presentation of each song. A Piedmont Blūz concert isn’t just music – it’s an experience as they transport you back to the 1920s and 1930s, the hey-day of acoustic Country Blues music. In addition to performing songs from that time-frame, they introduce each piece with an interesting anecdote about either the composer, the time period, or the song itself.

The Queens of Everything
The Queens of Everything is a New York City-based acoustic roots trio inspired by traditional blues -- country, uptown, and lowdown -- jug band and old time. The band was formed in 2013 by Liz Rabson Schnore (uke, harmonica), Jennifer Sirey (guitar, washboard) and Arminda "Memphis Minda" Thomas (banjo, banjo uke, jug), who share lead and backing vocal duties.

Columbia Sportwear Company is supporting the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club and have donated a bunch of 40% discount coupons but you need to stop by this event (while supplies last) to capture yours.

Piedmont Blūz at Creekers Jamboree on October 19, 2019

The Queens of Everything at Creekers Jamboree on October 19, 2019

 

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