Creekers Jamboree: Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman
The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is thrilled to welcome Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman to the first Creekers Jamboree of the season, June 10, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Band starts at 5:30 pm.
The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club hosts musical programs throughout the year that use the arts to connect community members to their waterfront and each other. Creekers Jamboree is a music series that celebrates Roots music on the banks of the filthy, disgusting Gowanus Canal. The Dredgers boathouse is located at: 165 2nd Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11231
First brought together by Brooklyn’s tight-knit old-time music community in 2017, Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman share a rich musical partnership that belies their 20 year age difference. Nora is a banjo player, and has released 3 albums on Brooklyn based Jalopy Records. She has performed across the US, Europe and Japan including NPR’s Tiny Desk and TED EDU. Stephanie is a master old-time fiddler, having recorded with and toured internationally over the last two decades with celebrated artists such as trailblazing all-women stringband Uncle Earl, Watchhouse’s Andrew Marlin, and clawhammer banjo virtuoso Adam Hurt. Nora and Stephanie recorded together on Nora’s debut album Cinnamon Tree, and have performed as a duo at such renowned festivals as the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Trans-Pecos Festival in Marfa, TX, and are looking forward to performing at major festivals in Canada and Europe in the coming year including the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen.
“Some of the most interesting and haunting traditional music we’ve heard… impossibly talented… One thing that I really loved about both your albums is that both your banjo technique and your vocals are amazing. You seem to be mining these old songs with emotions far beyond your years.” – Jason Verlinde, Fretboard Journal