The Brooklyn Folk Festival is happening this weekend, and some of your favorite Dekalb Market Vendors are participating. Be sure to purchase your tickets for great food and the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, song writers, bluegrass, Klezmer, Caribbean and Balkan folk music, and much much more.
Four years ago, local old-time musician Eli Smith, host of the online Down Home Radio Show, dreamed up the Brooklyn Folk Festival to showcase the talent emerging from the exploding local folk music scene, as well as luminaries from the 1960s generation that sparked the New York City folk music revival. Smith teamed up with Geoff and Lynette Wiley of The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, a Red Hook venue that quickly became a home to up-and-coming musicians and traveling bands after opening its doors five years ago in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Here is a sampling of previous years’ talent, many of which can be seen regularly playing at the Roots ‘n Ruckus show, hosted by Feral Foster, every Wednesday night at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre.