We all had a fantastic time at the Album Release Party on Friday, March 6, 2020, at the American Folk Art Museum. Vienna Carroll and The Folk played songs from their new album, Harlem Field Recordings, plus older crowd folk favorites. Enjoy the photos and videos!
Friday, March 6, 2020,
5:30 – 7:15 pm,
American Folk Art Museum,
2 Lincoln Square (corner of W. 66th St. & Columbus Ave.),
New York, NY,
Take 1 train to 66th St. stop and walk one block east
I’ll be with my string band and we’ll be having lots of fun. Spirituals, work songs, prison blues, and sea chanteys – exuberant, roots and funky. Stanley Banks (George Benson) on bass, Keith Johnston (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Jon Hendricks) on guitar and Newman Taylor Baker (Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Henry Grimes) on washboard.
Come on out. Sing along. Admission is free. CDs for sale!
Gorgeous CD artwork by Ken Daley.
“What a voice!
This evening, awesome Vienna Carroll gave a free concert at the American Folk Art Museum. Accompanied by 2 guitarists [Keith Johnson and Stanley Banks] and a washboard percussionist [Newman Taylor], she got everyone singing folk, gospel, spiritual, call & response, and prison labor songs, and deftly wove in stories of resistance to a range of oppressions (slavery, racist police violence, distortions of history). She gave a shout-out to social media as a tool to expose injustice. Her rendition of the lament-lullaby “Hush Little Baby” was beyond heartbreaking. Intense, informative, inspiring.”
– Review by Pam McAllister
Wed, March 27 • 10 pm
Roots and Ruckus,
We debuted our first Roots & Ruckus appearance during the Polar Vortex and had a great time with our small but mighty turnout. I’ll be appearing again with Keith Johnston on guitar. We welcome you to come on out and sing along with us.
Weds., January 30, 2018, at 9 p.m.
Vienna Carroll & Keith Johnston at Roots & Ruckus
315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY
F or G trains to Carroll St. station. Get directions
Come out to Free Music Friday at the American Folk Art Museum.
Vienna and Keith will be performing from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
The address is 2 Lincoln Square (66th and Broadway). 1 train to 66th St. stop. See map.
Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free.
Jalopy Theatre Presents at the American Folk Art Museum: Vienna Carroll & Keith Johnston.
Vienna Carroll sings and tells the stories of Black Roots Music — the spirituals, work songs, prison blues, and sea shanties of her ancestors. This music was integral to their survival and well-being and carries their history in it. Vienna also highlights improvised elements of this music in today’s 21st-century soundscape. As is traditional, audiences are invited to join in singing. Read more.