Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest's original tunes as well as traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with up-beat, knee slapping energy and a high lonesome sound that'll leave you wanting more.
If Leslie Mendelson’s only collaboration with a legendary musician was Jackson Browne, it would be a worthy point to celebrate. What’s truly telling is that Leslie has also drawn the attention of The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir who recorded a duet with her on Roy Orbison’s standard, “Blue Bayou,” while no less than classic rock royalty The Who invited her to open two shows at Madison Square Garden last year
The HearNow’s sound is a musical exploration into the deepest pockets of soul and hip-hop, lined with the dirty sonic lint of funk, as well as the sudden, sometimes unexpected twists of bebop and funk fusion. The music is topped with the lyrics of front woman, J Pope, who ziggs and zaggs between clever lyrical melodies and rapid-fire rhymes with a free-feeling flow and a sophisticated swagger.
“Come and listen to a story ‘bout a man named Prince…” If the cat who penned the familiar theme song to the TV classic “The Beverly Hillbillies” set his sights on the Americana phenomenon known as The Ebony Hillbillies – aka the last African-American String Band in America - he’d start the narrative there, with Harlem born, Queens, NY raised violinist and vocalist Henrique Prince and his once in a lifetime musical mission.
KJ Denhert is a NYC-based songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader whose soulful and smoky vocal stylings are earthy and elegant. She is an award-winning songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader living in Ossining, New York. A consummate artist with a rich history; a legend of Urban Folk & Jazz who channels a wide range of influences to create something completely unique.