Big City Folk
12:00PM Chris Q Murphy:
12:30PM Maggy Adeleye:
Whether in quiet lamentations on loss or rousing bursts of defiance, Maggy Adeleye's modern folk-pop songs tell stories of hope, love, loss, and joy
Bexarkana writes twisty folk songs that dance through ghost towns. She’s obsessed with exploring Point-of-View, celebrating connection, & the magic inside melody.
1:30PM Cordelia Stephens:
Cordelia Stephens is an English-American folk artist whose voice combines power and vulnerability, and whose incisive songwriting explores the contradictions of modern life and love drawing on her musical influences such as Aimee Mann, Gillian Welch and PJ Harvey. Her sophomore album Wide Awake Dream produced by Riley McMahon at New Warsaw Studio, NY was released on October 15th, 2016. Her debut album- Threshold also produced by Riley McMahon- was released in a sold-out show at The Living Room in 2012. She is currently recording her third album.
2:00PM Adnan Sabir:
2:30PM The Locksmiths:
The Locksmiths are an Americana group mixing rich melodies with evocative lyrics. The Queens natives weave a Southern gothic tapestry through bluegrass-inspired folk-rock.
3:00PM May Cheung:
Canadian singer-songwriter May Cheung has been active in the New York music scene for the past 12 years. May draws upon elements of jazz, pop, folk and indie-rock in her songwriting; attributing her influences to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Feist, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, and Rufus Wainright. Her debut album 'The Departure' has been described as “stunning from start to finish” by Huffpost. It was produced (and features the guitar work of) Nir Felder, mixed by The Shins’ Yuuki Matthews, and mastered by Grammy Award-Winner Chris Gehringer. Most recently, she was featured in The Vancouver Sun for her participation in the world’s largest virtual Asian music festival to date, Joy Ruckus Club.
3:30PM Gawain and the Green Knight:
Gawain and The Green Knight are a homemade valentine to that cute ghost in your attic. A Brooklyn-based duo (made up of married couple Alexia Antoniou and Mike O'Malley), Gawain and the Green Knight uses guitar and Irish bouzouki to play songs that use characters from history "to act out timeless joys, regrets, and longings," as described by Taylor Ruckle of The All-Scene Eye. They are here to sing about their affection for humanity and their healthy fear of death, and to cradle these songs in lovingly arranged chamber folk.
4:00PM Niall Connolly:
Irish singer songwriter and founding member of Big City Folk Collective.