Slow version of Hobart Smiths Last Chance on a fretless tackhead in a recording session at St. Ann’s Church. Brooklyn NY on May 22, 2021 with Jalopy Records and Studio 808A.
Join us for the tenth installment in our live stream concert series, Elderly Living Room Sessions, with special guest Nora Brown!
Tip the artist at elderly.com/nora This feature will have two sets of music, with a short intermission featuring a pre-recorded conversation with the artist and Elderly co-owner Lillian Werbin.
“[In her playing,] an intense involvement is revealed as the music appears to wash over her. She sings of experiences way beyond her years, old songs from Appalachian sources, stories that reflect a more difficult way of life.” – John Cohen (Musicologist, photographer, filmmaker and founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers)
“Little Nora Brown has a host of roots music legends pouring out of her fingertips and through her lips. – The Bluegrass Situation
Nora plays old-time traditional music with a particular interest in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee banjo playing. Along with the banjo she’s interested in unaccompanied ballads from the Southeast region of the United States.
She has played at numerous venues and festivals on the East Coast including TED Salon in NYC, Joe’s Pub, the Floyd Radio Show, Washington Square Park Folk Festival, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Brooklyn Americana Festival, Oldtone Roots Music Festival, Irvington Folk Festival, Summer & Winter Hoots at the Ashokan Center, and has had multiple month long residencies at famed Barbès in Brooklyn NY.
Nora continues to travel and learn from old masters and has won numerous banjo and folk song competitions at various fiddlers conventions, including the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival and Grayson County Old-time and Bluegrass Fiddlers Convention.