Newman Taylor Baker with Ebony Hillbillies Tues., Jan. 28th
The Ebony Hillbillies - "...The premiere black string band in America"
-Tony Thomas, Black Banjo Association. Tuesday, January 28, 2014
One Long Set: 8PM-10PM, Hill Country Barbecue Market Downtown Brooklyn 345 Adams Street Brooklyn, NY 11201. Named "Best Barbecue in NY" by New York Magazine
THE EBONY HILLBILLIES featuring
Henrique Prince - violin - Black Fiddle Music scholar, worked with Sun Ra,
Gloria Gassaway - voice, bones & dance - worked with
James Brown-Godfather of Soul
Norris Bennett - banjo & voice - Internationally known solo artist
Bill "Salty Bill" Salter - acoustic bass - 2 Time Grammy Award Winner, worked with Miriam Makeba
Newman Taylor Baker - washboard - International Jazz Drummer, worked with Billy Bang, Billy Harper, Henry Threadgill
"The black string band of the 19th and early 20th Centuries played dance music. It was Improvisational music for dance parties or Frolics. Some of the ideas sound very funky and very modern." Henrique Prince
As one of the last black string bands in the country, the Ebony Hillbillies take great pains to capture the traditional sound, all the while contributing their individual artistic experiences to the improvisational mix that becomes irresistible dance music looking toward the future…19th Century meets 21rst Century.
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