July 26th, 2022 7pm Stage 3
The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (BKAMF) brings together Brooklyn-based Americana musicians and special guests from across the country to perform both outdoors and indoors in Dumbo. The semi annual music festival is a beloved celebration of folk, roots, country blues, and Americana taking place in Brooklyn Bridge Park in June, and Dumbo Archway every September. Founded from the ashes of Dumbo Arts Fest. (DAF) in 2015.
BKAMF is made possible by Brooklyn Arts Council’s 2022 Brooklyn Arts Fund Program supported by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).
Can you imagine a black Lucinda Williams? Not like when she plays the blues torn from her first albums, no. A black Lucinda Williams in pop, rhythm, blues and even gender roots Americana. So it sounds, if you can imagine such a hodgepodge somehow, the latest album from this brutal, original, explosive singer. – Vanity Fair
Imported – from Charleston, SC and the ATL respectively – vocalist, songwriter, musician and producer Queen Esther delves into her Low country childhood and harmelodic tendencies to forge a sonic path that melds roots rock, country gospel and twang.
Hilary Hawke is a Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, teacher and arranger originally from New York State. She most recently was the featured banjoist for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! on Broadway, and banjo/guitar in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star on Broadway (NYC)
MALI OBOMSAWIN is an award winning songwriter, bassist and composer from the Wabanaki First Nation at Odanak. With an eclectic background in American roots, jazz, and indie rock, Obomsawin carries several music traditions. A Smithsonian Folkways Recordings artist, Mali has received acclaim from NPR and RollingStone and toured internationally with her band Lula Wiles.