Kat and Friends
11:00AM Vern Woodhead:
Vern Woodhead is a New York based composer, guitarist and singer. A lot of Woodhead’s material is born of the rich tradition of NYC no-wave and art-rock bands. Vern regularly performs with guitarist Yana Davydova and bassist Dmitry Ishenko. Woodhead’s third full-length album “Atados”, co-produced by Martin Bisi, is out June 29.
11:25AM Bill and Phyl:
Bill & Phyl is Bill Christophersen (fiddle) and Phyllis Elkind (guitar). Country harmony at its finest! You’ll be crying in your beer.
11:50AM Country City:
Country City is Kat's Country Band. They play mostly originals with lots of 3-part harmonies, and sometimes push the boundaries of the genre with instrumentation, sound, and grooves from outer space. Porch Stomp band will be Kat, Sam Dallas, Ro Redfern, Tess Jacobson, and Luke Kelly.
12:15PM Victor V. Gurbo:
"Roots revivalist Victor V. Gurbo and his four-piece backing band create original folk ballads infused with an Americana spirit...voted the Brooklyn Borough Champion at WNYC & WQXR's Battle of the Boroughs, Gurbo & Co. pay homage to the canon of American song and poetry with a raw, bluesy, foot-stomping sound that’s both classic and contemporary." - Brooklyn Academy of Music
12:40PM Nine Pound Hammer:
NINE POUND HAMMER is Mike Shapiro, Jennifer Nelson, and Burkhard Bilger. Formed in 2015, we sing tight trio harmonies on Country classics and beguiling originals, with the occasional French cabaret number thrown in. Imagine the Louvin Brothers running into the Andrews Sisters at a roadhouse in southern Alabama. They drink a little too much bourbon and sing until their voices crack. And then Maurice Chevalier walks in.
1:00PM Rob Taube:
Rob Taube is longtime music veteran of the Detroit, Nashville, and New York scene. He writes, arranges, and produces from his studio, Groove Garden on New York's Lower East Side.
1:20PM Ro Redfern:
Ro is a born-and-raised New Yorker with a passion for music of all kinds. Outside of working with school-aged children, they enjoy writing songs, spending time in community gardens, befriending strangers, and exploring local music venues all over the city. Their New Year's resolution for 2023 is to remember to bring their earplugs to shows. (It's a work in progress.)
1:40PM Christian Coley:
Christian Coley is Country Music, Nashville to NYC. Jeans and boots and sad sad songs.
2:00PM Su Polo:
Su Polo is a singer-songwriter, writer of poems and stories and a painter of watercolors. She has two chapbooks: Turning Stones and Beauty.
2:20PM Michael Buscemi:
Michael is an actor. Sometimes he plays music.
2:40PM Roger Manning:
A veteran bluegrass song busker and NYC 'anti-folk' song maker. Co-founder of Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
3:00PM Aaron Gamman:
Aaron plays a lot of Bob Dylan and admires Taylor Swift.
3:20PM The Violet Mine with Annie Minogue:
NYC based band The Violet Mine is Meredith Minogue (singer/songwriter/guitarist) and Jim Barry (songwriter/guitarist/multi instrumentalist). Their sound draws from rock and roll, folk- rock, 70’s singer-songwriters, new wave, country-blues and dream pop. Their forthcoming new album “White Night”, produced/engineered by Reed Black (Karen O and Vampire Weekend) is a collection of ten songs that includes flashes of contemporary folk-rock mingling with guitar riffs, swirling synthesizers and intimate lyrics.
3:40PM Reid Riddiough:
Reid Riddiough is a guitarist, banjoist, and composer based in Astoria, Queens. Originally from Arizona, he plays traditional and original old time music influenced by country and bluegrass, as well as jazz and improvised music.
4:00PM Comfort Cat:
Comfort Cat is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and teaching artist based on Staten Island. Her genre has been described by fans as catpunk, chaos music, divine punk, and screamo folk. Her music is available on all major streaming platforms.
4:20PM Tamar Korn:
Tamar Korn will transport her audience back about 100 years to the classiest smoky bar and we can’t wait to go with her.
4:40PM Gowanus Wildcats Drill Team:
The GOWANUS WILDCATS DRILL TEAM, is an all-female drill team that originated in September 1970 in the Gowanus Houses Community Center in Brooklyn, New York. Their instructor, Renee “Juice” Flowers is an original member who took leadership of the team in 1972.