Monday nights, head on over to the Park Slope area of Brooklyn to experience the Union Hall Song Club presented by Big City Folk. Every Monday at 9pm, an eclectic group of performers take the stage (in the downstairs music club of the quaint Union Hall) for a couple of songs each, sandwiching a “Featured act” who plays a full set.
For no cover charge, you are treated to a number of local talents sampling their wares and a full show of one artist, a new one chosen weekly.
This is not an open mic night – each of the artists performing has been screened and selected for your listening pleasure.
This Monday, March 30, 2015, a new favorite of mine, Chris Michael, will be the featured artist. Chris lives and performs in New York City, but originally hails from North Carolina and has that beautiful southern soul ingrained in his voice. He sings with a presence that far outweighs his age and his original songs range from fun and silly to thought-provoking to plain outrageous.
Since seeing him perform at The Scratcher Bar earlier this month, I have listened to little else. Watch Chris perform a heart-wrenching cover of Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927” from that night.
Chris is working on his debut album, but he has several recordings available (for Free!) on his Bandcamp page. Head on over there and check him out and then go to the Union Hall Song Club on this Monday to see Chris and come back every Monday for a new featured act and a handful of great artists besides!
On April 6th, Niall Connolly (who is the founder of the Union Hall Song Club and hosts the event when not touring as he currently is) features with his band (with Len Monachello, Brandon Wilde and Chris Foley).
Artists may email bigcityfolk[at]gmail.com to apply to play.
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Chris Michael may be found on:
Niall Connolly may be found on:
Big City Folk may be found on: