Creekers Jamboree: Samoa Wilson
The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is thrilled to welcome Samoa Wilson to the Creekers Jamboree on October 7, 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.
Creekers Jamboree is a free music series but we offer [tickets] as a way for attendees to donate money to the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club.
Since she was 12 years old, Samoa Wilson has been captivating audiences with a voice the New York Time s calls “sweet, effortless,” and “old-timey”. Raised in the riverbed of traditional North American folk music, she came up in the Boston scene, under the wing of jug band and folk legend Jim Kweskin. Her two folk duos, The Four O’Clock Flowers, and Fatboy Wilson & Old Viejo Bones, have become staples of the thriving New York City folk community. Her choice of repertoire makes the difference: torchy and honeyed renditions of haunting little-known tunes, from a woman’s perspective. From the source of the traditional material, she poses a modern complaint, and salutes the transformation of women’s work and suffering into women’s triumph.