Sunday, September 23rd
4th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
Songwriters in the Round at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
6pm - 8pm
Miriam Elhajli, Lara Ewen, Bob Oxblood.
Miriam Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by the folkloric musics of South and North America, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music.A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she currently lives in Brooklyn where she performs (on the side of the road or otherwise), and is a researcher at The Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax. Her debut record "Observations" is set to be released in the fall on ESP-disk.
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Lara Ewen tells stories, most of which are true. The semi-autobiographical nature of her work blends both the real and the imagined, and the musical landscape she navigates dips into country, Americana, and singer/songwriter influences, drawing comparisons to musicians who sometimes get summarily lumped into the folk category, such as Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and Jonatha Brooke. Her third and most recent album is titled The Wishing Stone Songs, and all her albums are available physically and digitally through Bandcamp and CD Baby, and digitally through iTunes, Spotify, and most online outlets. Visit her online at unstrungmusic.com for shows, social links, and more.
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Bob Oxblood combines classical finger picking with synthetic textures and melancholic, longing vocals. Having spent earlier years providing electric tones with Orange County power pop outfits Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate as well as crossing the US as a touring guitarist with the likes of John Legend, Oxblood has been crafting his solo work in studios and on stages in New York and Los Angeles for the past few years. boboxblood.com