Ramblers and Strugglers: Old Time Music in the Big City
Part of Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival
at the Museum of the City of New York
Join the Down Hill Strugglers and the Four o’clock Flowers for a rollicking evening of old-time, blues, and gospel music by two outstanding contemporary folk groups based in New York City. Both play in an exuberant style influenced by American southern and western rural traditions. The Strugglers will be joined by legendary musician John Cohen, originally of the New Lost City Ramblers, a trio of “citybillies” who, in the 1950s and 1960s, introduced many New Yorkers to Southern mountain and bluegrass music.
Between songs, Cohen and Eli Smith of the Strugglers will talk about their efforts to enrich the musical tapestry of New York with rural string-band, blues, and other forms of folk music. This concert accompanies the City Museum’s exhibition Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival, on view through January 10th.
- Tuesday, August 4, 2015
- 6:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 5th Avenue at 103rd Street