|(c) Lukasz Gorcyzynski, June 2009|
There’s just too much good music to limit it to only 4 nights, so this year’s series has expanded to 5 with the generous support of our sponsors Ted & Honey, Ridgewood Savings Bank, and Brooklyn Bridge Realty.
Look for the big billboard in the park in the coming weeks, wbut for now just mark you calendars for Thursday nights at 7pm in Cobble Hill Park to hear these wonderful sounds.
July 18: Amelia Robinson
Founder/Creator Mil’s Trills a series of live interactive performances introducing grown-ups with young children to the world of instruments through original, quirky and whimsical songs on the electric ukulele. Mil’s Trills has also appeared with Sesame Street’s Elmo & Gordon at South St. Seaport’s Children’s Day in 2011 and has been recommended by New York Magazine, Time Out Kids, The New York Times, AOL’s Patch, plus Brooklyn Parent Magazine, A Child Grows in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Heights Blog.
July 25: The Bodega Tall Boys
A gang of barnstormers from New York City and Brooklyn, The Tallboys have been at it for only a year but their sound is the timeless kind, born of lost highways and deep woods. Collectors of roughhewn country and soul tunes, rambling ballads, original barnyard stompers, and classics turned on their heads, this five-piece heart-on-its-sleeve outfit of guitars, mandolin, banjo, harp, sax, and percussion, plays musical chairs every time they take the stage. They swap instruments, trade off vocals, and always deliver a high-octane performance and their infectious brand of urban Americana
August 1: Kenn Lowy
A marathon swimmer, former Green Party candidate for State Assembly, and owner of the beloved shoebox Brooklyn Heights Cinemas, Brooklyn mainstay Kenn Lowry also adds talented singer-song writer to his resume and will be sharing his sounds with the Cobble Hill crowd this summer. What type of music you ask? Imagine Elliot Smith meeting Rod Serling and deciding to form a band with David Lynch and Chris Carter. For a taste, check out this little number. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59oNQ9WisBA
August 8: Nadim Silverman
The Cobble Hill Association welcomes its youngest performer to date, 17 year old musician Nadim Silverman. He mainly plays folk music himself but also has loads of sonic experience organizing concerts for teenage performers with his organization called Teen Concert NYC.
August 15: Adam Smale
This Canadian native has played jazz worldwide but now calls the Big Apple home sweet home, and we’re lucky enough have him as a local closing out this year’s concert series. With a masters in Jazz performance, Adam Smale, will delight the crowds his unique, self-built seven string performing exciting jazz standards beside his fantastic Quartet.