The Great American Roots Stomp: Night Two

The Great American Roots Stomp: Night Two

The Alex Mallett Band, Union Street Preservation Society, Jan Bell & the Maybelles, Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade

Sat · July 12, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Great American Roots Stomp
The Great American Roots Stomp
Roll up your sleeves for two nights of hootin', hollerin', jazzin', swingin', foot-stompin', barn-burnin' revelry with eight NYC bands audaciously bringing Americana roots back into the spotlight.

The bands perform against a backdrop of vintage home-movie footage from the 1939-40 New York World's Fair - over 6 hours of reels exploring the fair's various pavilions envisioning a "World of Tomorrow," complete with synchronized swimmers and showgirls.

Come early and ask for the "Roots Stomp Special" food combo available at the upstairs bar from 5-8pm: a Greenport Rye IPA with a choice of veggie burger or "Floyd Burger" (topped with spicy beer-cheese, bourbon caramelized onions, bacon and fig/currant compote) for $15.
The Alex Mallett Band
The Alex Mallett Band
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Alex Mallett is a creative force in Brooklyn’s close-knit roots music scene. He has shared the stage with Andy Statman, Alex Battles, Gangasta Grass, The Whistling Wolves, Astrograss and many others. Already an in-demand bassist, Alex formed The Alex Mallett Band to play his banjo-driven genre-jumping sing-along songs. They're songs of love, heartbreak, youth lost/gained that make the soul search, the feet tap and the voice holler. Joined by Nico Dann on drums, Alan Biller on bass, and a host of talented surprise guests, The Alex Mallett Band are putting finishing touches on their first full-length CD to be released in 2014.
Union Street Preservation Society
Union Street Preservation Society
Union Street Preservation Society is the complete roots string band experience - runaway-train instrumentals and spirited down-home harmonies packed into a blend of original music that you could swear you've heard before. Influenced by bluegrass pickers, country swingers, blues crooners and pre-war jazz, USPS gives you a taste of early phonographs served in tight arrangements of contemporary songs.

Hailed by Relix Magazine for their "endless melodic vocabulary," USPS is fast emerging as an Americana favorite in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The group released their second album "Live at Rockwood with Andy Statman" in September of 2012, on the heels of their first East Coast tour and a string of NYC concerts with mandolin virtuoso and NEA National Heritage Fellow Andy Statman. In August 2011, the band was nominated for The Deli Magazine's Artist of the Month after releasing its highly-anticipated inaugural EP "Spring to Rust." Both albums are available on iTunes, and a full-length studio album is scheduled for release in the fall of 2014.
Jan Bell & the Maybelles
Jan Bell & the Maybelles
The Maybelles are culled from members of Jan's award winning NYC country band, The Cheap Dates; and touring members of The Maybelles. Violinist, Rima Fand (Luminescent Orchestrii)has played with Jan for ten years, and on all three of Jan's albums. Megan Palmer joined The Maybelles as a multi instrumentalist in 2009, bringing piano and vocals into the realm. Hilary Hawke (banjo) has been a Maybelle since they opened for Wanda Jackson in NYC; and joined them on The Roots and Branches Stage at The International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) in Nashville, TN. Philippa Thompson has played with Jan since 2007, and joined the Maybelles in 2009. An evocative and versatile singer and performer she brings fiddle, accordion, percussion and the saw!Tim Luntzel (upright bass) is the honorary 'May Bro' and tours with Roseanne Cash amongst other world class artists. The Maybelles began as a duo Jan Bell and Melissa Carper in the Ozarks.
Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade
Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade
A masterful blend of tradition and experimentation, Sara Bouchard & the SALT PARADE celebrates the golden era of folk, blues, jazz and country while soulfully imagining the future. Bouchard's signature salty-sweet vocals will stop you in your tracks; her smart, colorful lyrics - taken from history books and other unlikely sources - will hold you hypnotized. Salt Parade is the newest project from Bouchard, also known to the roots scene as mandolinist, vocalist and songwriter of Union Street Preservation Society. Salt Parade marches forward against an impeccable acoustic backdrop, mixing an irresistible touch of the unconventional into nostalgic Americana.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/