Old Time Music at BHS Oktoberfest

Brooklyn has come to be quite a scene for old time string band music of the type indigenous to Appalachia and the Piedmont, from northern Alabama and Georgia up to Nova Scotia. At Thursday’s Oktoberfest, Stephanie Jenkins of Pearly Snaps (photo; Stephanie at right) and Luke Richardson provided some fine fiddle, banjo, and guitar music in the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library. If you were there, I was the old fool in the corner who couldn’t keep from dancing. Video after the jump.

Image: jalopy.biz

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  • Just Askin’

    Where can we get notification of this kind of event before it happens? Sounds like it was a good one.

  • lori

    It’s been on the blog for days, and you can check the Brooklyn Historical Society website or you can sign up to receive emails from the BHS (and the BHA for other info).

  • http://www.jalopy.biz Karen

    If you want to see more of Stephanie Jenkins (and old time music in general) Come to the Jalopy Theatre on January 5th when Stephanie will be playing a solo set at 8PM. Otherwise, check our performance calender for some of the best live old time music in Brooklyn!
    Thanks,
    Karen
    The jalopy Theatre