Jefferson Hamer & Elana Brody

February 9th, 2020 8:30pm   Stage 3

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Jefferson Hamer

Jefferson Hamer is a songwriter, guitarist, and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. He plays stringed instruments and sings lead and harmony vocals. He has been performing original music for over 20 years, and is also active in NYC’s traditional Irish music community.

His newest, self-produced album Alameda (featuring Jeff Picker, John Fatum, Alec Spiegelman, Hannah Read, Sarah Jarosz, and others) was released in 2018.

Murphy Beds, his traditional acoustic duo with Eamon O’Leary, features harmony vocals backed by intricate guitar and bouzouki accompaniment. The Huffington Post said it succinctly: “The [Murphy Beds] album bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.”

He also performs with the six-piece roots rock ensemble Session Americana. In 2016 he recorded and co-produced their album “Great Shakes“.

His 2013 “Child Ballads” album with Anais Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten Folk releases of the year.

'A gifted guitarist and singer, Hamer is able to hit close harmonies… and weave gorgeous instrumental lines.'

-Acoustic Guitar

Elana Brody

Elana Brody is an orchestral folk artist from the middle of nowhere in Virginia, based in Brooklyn. Who knows where she came from or where she is going, but she is an artist to be noticed as she moves and grooves on. Like a million monarch butterflies flying towards the sun, she will make your moment all the more beautiful.