Token Folk Acoustic & Bessie's Present:
ALLEGRA KRIEGER - allegrakriegermusic.com
IZZY HELTAI - izzyheltai.com
HAWTHORN - themusicofhawthorn.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++
HAWTHORN - The women of Hawthorn weave melodic layers into harmonies pulled from traditional folk roots. Their mutual love of the natural world, storytelling, and community moves them to create music colored by both external and internal landscapes. Through the meeting of Hawthorn's individual experiences emerge magical blends of sound that are passionately full: of vibrancy, of heart, of strength.
IZZY HELTAI - "A voice that is equal parts gruff, sandpapered scratches, unfiltered and open just enough to let the story out and smooth, honeyed flavor that eases you in. There is a tenderness tempered by the genuine nature of his stories that is endearing and engaging."-Redline Roots
ALLEGRA KRIEGER - "A considered, experimental, and emotional approach to folk which sees her incorporate self-reflective lyrics, avant-garde musical flourishes, and an approach to melody that is reminiscent, but not derivative, of Joni Mitchell.There is a world-weariness and weight to her music that some musicians spend a lifetime trying to imbue into their music." - Jamie Coughlan (of Overblown)
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.