Token Folk Acoustic & Bessie's Present:
RELATIVES - relativesmusic.com
LUCIA STAVROS - looshmusic.com
ISAAC GILLESPIE (OF DUE DILIGENCE) - theduediligence.bandcamp.com
DOORS 6pm/ SHOW 7pm,
(Performance order picked by random draw at 7pm)
$5-20 Sliding Scale ($5 minimum, 100% goes to musicians)
++There is a cash snack/beverage bar. This is how the arts programming at Bessie’s is funded so please consider making a contribution. PLEASE NO OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK++
RELATIVES - Ian Davis and Katie Vogel - met upon arrival to New York City in 2007 and have been singing and writing together since. Over the years, we have been paring down and turning inwards, exploring what can be done with less. We released our second full-length album, Weighed Down Fortune, in November 2017, and have another one on the way in 2018!
LUCIA STAVROS- Lucia Stavros is a multi-genre harpist, vocalist, songwriter and front women of indie band Green and Glass. She has performed internationally in distinguished venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Théâtre Montansier de Versailles, The Universität der Künste Berlin, University Hall Uppsala, Sweden and the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid.
ISAAC GILLESPIE (OF DUE DILIGENCE) - Are You Down is a double edged sword. It's a challenge: Are you down to get down? Are you down to live your life in this moment? The challenge derives from Due Diligence frontman Isaac Gillespie's confrontationally inclusive live show. Shaking, screaming, coming down off the stage and challenging people to dance (individually, at times). That trademark style was developed doing acoustic tours of unamplified punk houses across the country.
BESSIE'S is a private artist studio/salon hosting art, community, literary and acoustic music events. We offer refreshments and snacks, some wicked vinyl and a ever growing reading room focusing on small presses and writers, living and working in the Brooklyn/NYC area. Bessie's supports gender equality, the LGBTQ community and cultural and racial diversity; our goal is to have our programming reflect the rich and diverse tapestry of the city in which we live and love, NYC! If you have any suggestions for programming, comments, compliments, please email BessiesBrooklyn@gmail.com. Thank you for being a part of our community. PM Bessie's for address. We are located on Broadway, at the intersection of Ditmars and Brdwy, two blocks east of JMZ Myrtle/Brdway stop.