Porch Stomp 2021 Stage Information
Music Country celebrates the cultural diversity of American Roots Music. By creating performance opportunities for roots musicians of all generations, and developing educational programming to keep the influence of historic music makers alive, we bring together artists who give voice to the wide array of musical traditions in this country.
Sunny's Bluegrass Jam
Hi, I’m Tone. My jam at my place, Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook, is one of the longest running jams in the city. It’s a very welcoming jam of people of all ages and skills, that care about each other. You can pull out a Dylan tune, something bluesy, or traditional country or bluegrass, with a sprinkle of jazz. The important thing is that we wholeheartedly join in on each other’s songs. The purpose of my jam is to charge our spirits, the battery in our bodies that makes us tick. Some people call it church, (but I swear, there’s no preaching, only the fun part, singing and playing:)
Flatfoot Flatbush Old Time Jam
Join the Flatfoot Flatbush band for a rolicking jam old time jam, brought to you by the North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District, host of the annual Flatfoot Flatbush parade on December 21st! Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, or harmonica and come join the fun!
Cowgirl Seahorse, which first opened its doors in July of 2009, is a cozy, offbeat corner in Lower Manhattan, Seahorse is a great place to meet for a quiet drink or to celebrate a special occasion. The bar/ restaurant hosts live music every Monday, and is excited to present a roster of our stellar regular musicians. In addition to hosting a stage, Seahorse will also be serving up beer, wine, and snacks at Porch Stomp 2021!
NYC Ferry Sea Shanty Stage
Sponsored by Porch Stomp's partners at NYC Ferry, the Sea Shanty Stage features a full afternoon of Sea Shanties. This is a participatory event, so bring your voice and an instrument (if you'd like) and join the fun!
The Bushwick Book Club:
Founded in Brooklyn in 2009, the Bushwick Book Club meets every month and employs the talents of local songwriters and artists who plumb the depths of a chosen literary gem to create that rare and beautiful thing – a new song (or visual art, dance, film or snack). All songs are then performed at a live show. The Bushwick Book Club now has several branches all over the world, including Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, Greenville, NC, London and Malmö, Sweden. The Bushwick Book Club is also a podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud.
Violizzy and Friends:
Violizzy will be hosting this stage filled with friends she’s performed with over the years, from old time to bluegrass to original folk, country and beyond! She’ll be bringing back Bluestone739, Robin Greenstein (who’s pairing up with Stuart Markus for Sea Shanties!), and inviting new talent to Porch Stomp such as Steven Blane and Fred Gillen, Jr. Be sure to stop by and join in the fun
Folk Society of NY
We make music the old-fashioned way . . . We play it ... We sing it ... Sometimes we even dance to it. Traditional Music is Alive and Well in New York. We run concerts, weekends, classes, singing parties, and get-togethers, all with an emphasis on traditional folk music of all flavors.
People's Voice Cafe
The Peoples' Voice Cafe is a collectively-run, nonprofit, progressive coffee house that has been providing a venue for artistic expression on a wide variety of humanitarian issues and concerns since 1979. Our stage at Porch Stomp will present musicians and singers who have performed at the Peoples' Voice Cafe. While they are a diverse group, they all have something important to say and the talent with which to say it. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.peoplesvoicecafe.org
"Equality is Sexy" Stage
Free lance booking agent and folk rock musician Michael McHugh and Val Kinzler (award winning singer/songwriter/event producer for NYC Women Who Rock) are joining forces to host their “Equality Is Sexy” stage for Porch stomp 2021 on Governor's Island! After teaming up to co-book the March, 2020 NYC Women Who Rock week long Music Fest before the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, which featured female artists in seven different NYC venues, this veteran promo team is thrilled to participate in Porch Stomp’s 2021 scheduling and festivities! The theme 'Equality Is Sexy' basically means both male and female acts on this bill. The concept they are planning is to coordinate a mix of acts playing their original songs alongside covers that pay tribute to male/female duets by iconic female r&b/roots, rock, country and folk artists.
Brooklyn Ukulele Festival Stage
Join Gwendolyn Fitz of the Brooklyn Ukulele Festival for a day of playalongs and performances from ukulele artists! Bring your uke!!!
Nick Horner Family Stage
This legacy stage curated by Porch Stomp founder Nick Horner is a mish-mash of all of the things you know and love about our festival. Named after his eclectic touring group who recorded the Porch Stomp closing number, "Come Around", the NHF stage will feature a line up of long-standing fan favorites, important friends of the festival, touring acts, and an assortment of hand-picked performers for a taste of what folk music really can be!
Hoover Dam Collective Stage
The Hoover Dam Collective stage celebrates the legacy of a dynamic arts collective called The Hoover Dam Collective, which produced music, dance, and art shows in unconventional spaces around NYC and beyond from 2009-2018.
Roomful of Sky Music
Roomful of Sky Music is the live music event production company that's been at the very center of one of NYC's most vibrant and engaged musical communities since 2007, serving both the artists themselves and the music enthusiasts who support them. Roomful of Sky is proud to present 12 of its fan-favorite acts on its own curated porch as part of this year's Porch Stomp festival. See you there!
Live Muzic Mondayz
is a fun little slice of the Americana music scene in NYC today. The show in the East Village moved online for the pandemic, where we continue to entertain weekly (every Monday, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST on Facebook and YouTube, rain or shine). Porch Stomp will be our first in-person show together in 14 months! People?! Eek! The Live Muzic Mondayz stage will host sets from our regular superstars and special guests. Swing by to say hi, and you’ll be singing “ain’t no place I’d rather be!” in no time!
Hudson Family Jam
Hudson Family Jam is a string-band based musical community jamming anywhere, any time on songs drawn from genres including bluegrass, country, centenarians, spirituals, cowboy, honky-tonk, pop song adaptations, and originals by group members! We love to have a great time and are always out to expand the circle - we invite you to join us and add your own flavor to the music. Our Porch Stomp jam will feature the bassuron, a d.i.y one-string bass made from a broomstick, trash can, and clothesline. Come on by and play!